In a world that is constantly shifting, consistency is of utmost importance. Through the developed skills of Communication, Coaching, Consultation and Collaboration, Dave Rhodes empowers leaders in The Art of Congruency – developing personal lives and corporate cultures that are constantly changing but never random.

Dave currently works as the Pastor of Discipleship and Movement Initiatives at Grace Fellowship Church in Atlanta Georgia. He is a sought after speaker, writer, consultant and coach. He is co-founder of Younique and a collaborative partner for 100 Movements, 10,000 Fathers, and Auxano.

Dave is married to Kim and the father of 3 fabulous children — Emma, Izzie and Frankie. Together they function as a Family on Mission, showing and telling people about Jesus. Dave enjoys playing golf, watching college football and eating chicken wings — and maybe eating chicken wings a little too much.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Movement Mobilization – Hosted by 100 Movements
Ten years ago, in his ground breaking and seminal book called The Forgotten Ways, Alan Hirsch identified 6 key elements that he suggested were common in every significant Christian movement. Over the last 10 years, numerous churches and Christian organizations have used this resource to help them begin to reimagine their own church as a movement. The challenge for the church has been and is to move those same ideas from paradigm shift to practice. This Exponential Movement Pre-conference will help Christian leaders and churches identify, assess and grow their practice of these 6 key elements for movement capacity. While many churches excel in some of these elements, few have been able to reach Level 5 capacity in all 6 parts of the mDNA (movement DNA). In this Multiplication Pre-Conference Journey, leaders will be introduced to the 6 elements of mDNA, leverage the biblical narrative as an interpretive lens for understanding their church's journey toward movement capacity, and identify the major barriers to making progress in building out their church as a movement. See list of all speakers in this pre-conference here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 349

PRE-CONFERENCE: Personal Calling – Hosted by Younique
Personal calling is the impetus for becoming a Level 5 church. While we might be able to mobilize people toward mission best in groups, it is as we help people move beyond a generic sense of calling, with their lives individually, that our groups begin to multiply. This Exponential Pre-Conference opportunity will not only help you gain clarity in your own personal calling, but will also help you imagine what it might look like to build out a Level 5 culture where every believer has the possibility to grow into the dream that God has been having about their life since before they were even born. See list of all speakers in this pre-conference here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 346

Workshop Session 1: A New Journey for Finding and Aligning Your Personal Clarity
This workshop is built to help participants begin moving from confusion to clarity in their personal calling by recognizing 4 imperatives that they will need to embrace in order to gain stunning clarity in their lives.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Worship Center - Room 132/134

Workshop Session 2: Multiplication: The Move to Becoming 5
In this workshop the100M team will provide a biblical narrative for the journey toward becoming a Level 5 church, moving beyond addition to multiplication. Leveraging the Exodus story, we'll uncover the major rites of passage, the temptations as well as the indicators for each of the 5 stages of Movement.
Time: Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H

Workshop Session 3: Life Mapping 101: How to Generate Life-Changing Insight and Breakthrough Perspective in Any Small Group or Team Context
Everyone has experienced their story. Few people have interpreted it. This workshop will introduce tools to help participants recognize and re-engage their life story in a way that not only will help them remember what God has done in their past, but also use that past to start creating their future.
Time: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Worship Center - Room 132/134

Workshop Session 4*: Big Dreams Make Us Reliant on God
Join David Putman of the Auxano team and Dave Rhodes, co-founder of Younique as they train on how to build the short-term execution strategy for your multiplication dream. Learn the key features of the the Horizon Storyline as a visionary planning tool. A case study will be delivered by Dave Rhodes, the pastor of discipleship and movement initiatives at Grace Fellowship Church (pathway to level 5: 4 to 4+). Grace is a family of churches multiplying in the Atlanta metro area with over 3,000 in attendance. All sessions in this Dream Big track will provide highlights from the 24 tools in the Dream Big Workbook and specific case studies based on Level 5 Multiplication pathways. Each session may be experienced as a stand-alone session, but they are designed to build on one another to provide a comprehensive visionary planning toolbox for Level 5 multiplication churches. The track is designed by Will Mancini, the author of God Dreams and founder of Auxano.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Worship Center - Main Auditorium

Workshop Session 4*: LifeCall: How to Articulate Your One Unique Mission in Life (and It's Not to Follow Jesus)
Most of our lives are stuck between the worlds of the general and the specific. We either spend our lives with a general sense of calling or live our life confined to the latest Personality Test or Strength Finder Assessment that we have taken. In this workshop, The Younique Team will introduce you to one tool that will help you make sense of all your assessments and give you insights on how you can live out your Personal Calling with maximum effectiveness without simply giving your life to a generic and general sense of personal calling.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Worship Center - Room 132/134

*Dave is splitting his time between these two workshops during Workshop Session 4.

Workshop Session 5: Personal LifePlan: How a Vision Frame and Horizon Storyline Apply to Individuals
Break-through clarity is possible, not just in the organization you lead but in the life you live everyday. Join Will Mancini and the Younique team in this workshop to see how the tools so many churches have used to get breakthrough for their gospel movements can be applied to your life at a personal level. For anyone who has read Church Unique or God Dreams, this session will take what you have experienced at an organizational level and help you gain the same kind of clarity personally.
Time: Thursday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Worship Center - Room 132/134

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