Gavin is a preacher, leader, and want-to-be bow hunter. After a stint in college ministry, Gavin teamed up with his best buddy to plant a church in Omaha, Nebraska with a vision to multiply churches across the region. Four years in, their church plant has grown to 2,000 people and has daughtered four additional church plants in Iowa and Nebraska. He is a husband to Sarah, father to three amazing kiddos, and committed to spending the rest of his days extending Jesus' name and fame through church planting and multiplication.


Workshop Session 5: Church Planting with Two Lead Pastors – Why It's Biblical and Works!
Leaders are God's means of advancing His mission, but what if we stopped looking for the unicorn – you know the one who can preach, cast vision, recruit teams, council the wounded and has administrative skills? What if we stopped looking for the solo church planter and started looking for church planters who could lead together and leverage their different gifts to plant a healthier church? Chris and Gavin are two guys with different gifts who planted Citylight Church in Omaha together! Over four years, their small church plant has grown from a few people praying to over 2,000 people. Their church has planted four autonomous churches and each one was launched with two co-lead pastors. Jesus is building His church, and these two pastors want to share with you the theological convictions that have lead them to this model. Additionally, they want you to know that sharing the role of lead pastor is working to create accountable, healthy, humble, and lasting church planters.
Time: Thursday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: AP Buildings - AP 9

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