Patrick first became involved with church planting when he joined the New Life Christian Church launch team in 1992. Several years after launch, God called Patrick to full-time vocational ministry. He served as a general associate minister focusing on operations and administration for five years before transitioning to lead New Life's church planting ministry, Passion for Planting (P4P). In this role Patrick was a project manager for dozens of church plants and developed many systems and processes to be used with church plants across the US. P4P has since grown to a national ministry being significantly involved in over 275 church plants and providing resources to countless more. In addition to continuing oversight of P4P, Patrick serves as Executive Minister at New Life, a multi-site church outside Washington D.C. Patrick lives in Fairfax, VA with his incredibly supportive wife and son.

SESSIONS

PRE-CONFERENCE: Church Planting Nuts & Bolts – Hosted by Passion for Planting
Passion for Planting is offering a high-energy equipping lab that features experienced practitioners teaching church planting fundamentals with disciple making at the core. On Day 1, we'll focus on real-world, proven and practical methods of disciple making. On Day 2, we'll provide the "how to" nuts and bolts (with tools & templates) essential to church planting. Come learn, be encouraged, be challenged and have fun! Don't just plant a church, start a Disciple Making Movement that fuels a Church Planting Movement! 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 301E

Networking Lunch: Don't Just Start a Church; Start a Disciple-Making Movement — Hosted by Passion for Planting
Grab your lunch and join us! You want your church to reach lost people and to ignite a disciple-making movement? Great. Then pre-launch is THE critical time to embed your disciple-making passions and practices. Next, you want to learn from disciple-makers, like Jeff McDaniel, who have actually reproduced disciple-makers. This workshop and networking lunch focuses on practical tools to help church planters who want to do more than just start a church; they want to start a disciple-making movement. Join our experienced practitioners as they both challenge and encourage, because yes, it starts with YOU. Grab your lunch, enjoy some networking time with Passion for Planting, and learn how to fuel your disciple-making and church planting movements. Panel: Brett Andrews, Pat Furgerson, Jeff McDaniel. Network with our Panel, PLUS Phil Ling, Stan Rodda, Dale Spaulding, Patrick Bradley, or Sean Cronin.
Day/Time: Wednesday, March 4 / 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 349

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