Mac has a passion for developing leaders especially in the area of church planting. He is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute (1984) and Dallas Theological Seminary (1990). In 1997, he planted Carolina Forest Community Church (Myrtle Beach, SC). In 2004, he began serving as Leadership Development Pastor at Seacoast Church (Charleston, SC) where he served for over six years. In 2011 Mac worked with Brian Bloye to start the LAUNCH Church Planting Network. After five years Mac and Brian gave the North American Mission Board the church planting system they developed. Today Mac serves as the Senior Director of Church Planting Development for NAMB's Send Network. Mac and his wife Cindy live in metro Atlanta. You can follow Mac on his blog at


Workshop Session 1: Pathways: The Shift from Level 3 to Becoming a Level 4 Leader and Church
Join Daniel Im, Mac Lake and Chris Lagerlof as we discuss the process and steps to successfully shifting from being a Level 3 (growth by addition) church to becoming a Level 4 (reproduction) church. We will look at barriers to making this shift as well the necessary steps you must make in your own personal leadership and ministry to successfully navigate this shift. Our conversation will focus on helping you and your church, network or tribe build a culture of reproduction and a level 4 mindset. We will also discuss the pathway and process to successfully be a Level 4 leader and church.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Henry Chapel

Workshop Session 2: Pipeline Creation: Structures and Systems
With the rise of interest in church planting, more churches are questioning how to raise up church planters from within their church. Churches must create a pipeline that helps discover, develop, and deploy men and women to plant kingdom-focused, disciple-making, multiplying churches. In this session you will discover how to design a structure and implement an experientially based system for developing leaders who will live on mission and expand gospel impact in your community and beyond.
Time: Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301C

Workshop Session 4: Growing Your Own Leadership
Sometimes as pastors and leaders we get so busy developing others that we neglect spending time growing our own leadership. In this session Mac Lake will give you specific steps to grow your own leadership in such a way that it will change the trajectory of your growth. These practical proven principles will not only accelerate your growth but help you track and remember the things you're learning.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301F

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