Rich Birch is one of the early multisite church pioneers in North America.

He led the charge in helping The Meeting House in Toronto to become the leading multi-site church in Canada with over 5,000+ people in 15 locations. In addition, he served on the leadership team of Connexus Church in Ontario, a North Point Community Church Strategic Partner. He has also been a part of the lead team at Liquid Church – a 5 location multisite church serving the Manhattan facing suburbs of New Jersey. Liquid is known for its innovative approach to outreach and community impact.

Rich is passionate about helping churches reach more people, more quickly through excellent execution. He has a weekly blog and podcast that helps with stuff you wish they taught in seminary at


PRE-CONFERENCE: Multisite Lab — Hosted by MultiSite Solutions
On Monday afternoon, we will discuss the common potholes to avoid in going multisite and learn how to navigate the multisite journey. On Tuesday morning, we will examine the characteristics of multiplying multisite churches and the steps toward becoming a movement-making multisite church. Regardless of whether you are launching your first campus or your tenth, there are concrete steps you can take now to prepare for the new season of multiplication ahead. Rich will be speaking in the Tuesday morning portion. More information and full list of speakers for this pre-con here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 372

Workshop Session 1: Launch Strong
An essential key to multisite and church planting success is launching strong. Multisite pioneer and seasoned practitioner Rich Birch has launched 14 campuses as a lead team member at The Meeting House in Toronto, Connexus Church in Ontario and Liquid Church in New Jersey. Learn from Rich Birch how to launch strong and healthy campuses.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 372

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