Dave Dummitt is the Lead Pastor of 2|42 Community Church in Brighton, MI. Outreach Magazine ranked 2|42 one of top 20 fastest growing churches 4 years in a row. Known for its creativity, commitment to serving the city, passion for "helping people take next steps with God," and planting new churches, 2|42's weekend attendance has grown to around 6,000 at three campuses. 2|42 recently opened the Commons, a family friendly community center open 7 days a week, housing indoor soccer and basketball, a preschool, a Cafe complete with a 3-story playscape for kids and the School for the Arts. In addition to his role at 2|42, Dave is the North American Director for NewThing, and serves on the board of the Solomon Foundation, the fastest growing church extension fund in history.

Dave and his wife Rachel have three great kids, Grace, Luke, and Joey.


PRE-CONFERENCE*: Growing Brilliant Teams and Churches – Hosted by Healthy Growing Churches
Brilliant Teams! It's teamwork that makes the dream work! No leader can do it all on their own. In this session, we will unpack how to develop and empower great teams in order to harness the power of synergy to accomplish the dream God has given us. Brilliant teams not only work together; they learn from each other – making one another better and brighter! Brilliant Churches! Some churches are invisible to their community; others have made themselves an irreplaceable part. Brilliant churches learn how to maximize their opportunity to impact their community with compassion and transformation. This session will look at raising the impact power of your church to a divine brilliance.
Day / Time: Tuesday, 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 321/323/327

PRE-CONFERENCE*: From Addition to Multiplication – Hosted by NewThing Network
NewThing reproduces churches. We've learned how to start them and how to reproduce them. If you're a church planter, church, network or multisite dreaming of making a BIGGER impact through reproducing a church, then this lab is for you. This will be a practical experience with Dave and Jon Ferguson and other NewThing leaders that will help your team understand specific steps to take in order to start AND reproduce your church.
Day / Time: Tuesday, 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H

* Dave will be splitting his time between the two pre-conference sessions listed above.

Workshop Session 4: Church Plant Budgeting – How Much Money Do I Really Need and When?
How much money do I really need and when? Answering this question correctly to the best of your ability (and the abilities of church planters who have gone before you!) will aid greatly in avoiding mistakes down the road. Under-budgeting for church plant expenditures is one of the #1 reasons a church plant does not last past the first couple of years. Join us for practical tools from real church planters who have succeeded and failed in this critical area.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 322

Workshop Session 5: Tensions in Church Planting
As your Church gets more involved in church planting, there are inevitable tensions to manage. How much funding goes to Church planting there when you're trying to grow a church here? How can we continue to grow if we are sending leaders and people to new church plants? How much of my time can I afford to invest in networking and church planting?
Time: Thursday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301F

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