Brett is the founding pastor of New Life Christian Church in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. Since launching in 1993 New Life has grown to be multi-site and has directly planted nearly a 100 churches. They've also built a national church planting ministry Passion4Planting that has impacted countless other church plants by providing free resources, project management, and by shaping Exponential into what it is today. Recently, New Life has developed the nZone, an indoor recreational facility, which allows thousands of Washingtonians to experience the love to God every week before they know it's God's love they are experiencing. Brett's greatest blessing on earth is his wife of 25 years, Laura, and their four children. He enjoys competitive sailing, coaching baseball, and his beagle, who will eagerly greet you by wetting on the floor.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Launching a New Church Lab – Hosted by Passion for Planting
Gain critical insights from church planting leaders on how you can prepare to start a healthy church that reaches people far from God. No hype or theory here, just proven how-to strategies for launching effectively. Come with your questions and gain valuable lessons learned in planter preparation, vision/mission, launch planning, fundraising and building momentum. You won't want to miss the Church Planter Coaches "Pre-Game Talk" that addresses the hot topics and top challenges planters are facing today. See list of all speakers in this pre-conference here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Worship Center - Room 124

Workshop Session 1: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Church Planting
Other workshops will offer you wisdom from great visionaries, strategists and leaders. For this session, we have rounded up a panel of expert mistake-makers! Together, they share experiences in planting churches and have the bruises to prove it. If there were cities of refuge for church plant leaders, we'd be charter members. So if you want to learn from Ph.D's in messing up, you'll fit right in.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 349

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