Dave Ferguson is the lead pastor of Community Christian Church, a multi-expression missional community that is passionate about “helping people find their way back to God.” Community has grown from a few college friends to reaching thousands of people in Chicagoland and around the world. Dave also provides visionary leadership for the international church-planting movement NewThing and is the interim CEO of the Exponential conference. He is an award-winning author of books that include The Big Idea, Exponential, On The Verge, Finding Your Way Back To God, Starting Over, Hero Maker and most recently B.L.E.S.S. 5 Everyday Ways to Love Your Neighbor and Change the World. Dave and his best friend Sue have three terrific adult kids — Amy, Josh and Caleb. Feel free to email him with questions, ideas, feedback or introductions at daveferguson@exponential.org.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Multipliers Journey: Shifting from Addition to Multiplication – Hosted by Exponential and Auxano
In this preconference, Exponential and Auxano collaborate to equip church leaders with the process and tools to accelerate healthy Kingdom multiplication. Attendees will gain confidence and clarity to begin to break free from addition-oriented thinking and to embrace a sending and releasing culture necessary for multiplication. We will discuss the "5 Levels of Multiplication" and explore the "3 Dimensions of Multiplication.” Full details for this pre-con here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm — 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am — 11:30am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 301B

MAIN SESSION 1: God’s Lost Cause
Evangelism has become a taboo word and many Christians don’t know how to effectively share the gospel and reach the lost around them. Let’s come together and remember Jesus’ Luke 19:10 mission: to seek and save the lost. Let’s re-prioritize evangelism and build churches with cultures, values, narratives, and behaviors of the gospel firmly in place. God remains committed to the Lost Cause. We are committed to the Lost Cause.
Day / Time: Tuesday, 12:30pm
Location: Worship Center - Auditorium

Workshop Session 1: God's Lost Cause
Dive deeper into the main stage conversation of God's Lost Cause with Dave Ferguson, Aaron Barnett and Hannah Barnett. Bring your questions for our speakers in this interactive panel discussion for next generation leaders.
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Worship Center - Room 124
Speakers: Dave Ferguson, Aaron Barnett, Hannah Barnett

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