Brett is the founding pastor of New Life Christian Church in northern Virginia. A multi-site church, NLCC has started over 300 churches. NLCC's church planting ministry, Passion for Planting, prepares planters and resources churches and movements on every continent (with the shameful exception of Antarctica). NLCC is also one of the founding churches of Exponential. In NoVA, NLCC reaches her community through the nZone, a 7-day a week community exercise facility that the church uses for daily ministry and weekly worship.

Brett's wife, Laura, has managed not to leave him for over 30 years. None of his four children is currently listed among the FBI's Most Wanted.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Church Planting Nuts & Bolts — Hosted by Passion for Planting
Come to this 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, practical methods of disciple making that continued to thrive even during the pandemic. On Day 2, we’ll provide the “how to” nuts and bolts (with tools & templates) for church planting post-pandemic. 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 301H

Workshop Session 1: Nuts and Bolts Proverbs for Planting
Some seminars offer innovations hot out of the oven. Others deliver fresh research from the smartest people on the planet. We don’t. We have collected a panel of stumblers and bumblers with PhD’s in “learning the hard way” at the School of Hard Knocks. For one hour, we will share a boatload of practical proverbs tested and proven in the fires for decades of church planting and dozens of new churches. Our goal: 5 years from now, you will still be using at least one proverb from our time together.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30pm — 3:30pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H
Speakers: Brett Andrews, Phil Ling

Networking Lunch: Funding Your Vision — Hosted by Passion for Planting
The biggest transfer of generational wealth in history is underway and bringing with it tectonic shifts in how donors approach generosity. Come hear from Phil Ling, church planter, business entrepreneur and sixth-generation ministry leader. He brings research, experience and insights into how generosity intersects with disciple making. Networking with Phil Ling, Brett Andrews, Pat Furgerson, and Patrick Bradley.
Day/Time: Wednesday, March 9 / 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301H

Workshop Session 4: Starting Churches Faithful to the Teachings of Jesus
There are lots of cultural challenges when planting a church. Join us as we explore how to create disciple making churches focused upon faithfulness and obedience to all that Jesus teaches. As a founder of Exponential, Passion 4 Planting, and the new Renew Movement, pastor Brett Andrews will present the new model.
Time: Thursday, 8:45am — 9:45am
Location: Language Ministry Center - Room 128B
Speakers: Brett Andrews

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