The 2007 National New Church Conference website has launched. This years theme: Exponential: Moving Beyond Addition
It was Jesus that cast the vision for this emerging, seeker-targeted house church that would soon exponentially grow to impact the world. As Jesus spoke it was very clear that this church had an unlimited potential – the potential to alter eternities and to change the world. In the midst of the resulting chaos, the church experienced explosive growth; growth well beyond addition, and even beyond multiplication. Exponential growth characterized by a spirit-led, missional, and reproducing DNA. The conference experience is designed to inspire, encourage, train, equip, and connect church planting leaders.
Speakers include: Bill Hybels, Wayne Cordeiro, Ed Stetzer, Dave Ferguson, Bob Roberts, Bil Cornelius, Mark Batterson, Jim Putman, Rick Rusaw, Matt Chandler, Darrin Patrick, Shawn Lovejoy, Vince Antonucci, Bob Logan, David Putman, and more.
This year their will be several different 'tracks' for people to choose between:
- pre-launch track – If you are considering planting or you've already decided to take the plunge, this track is for you. You will learn Biblical principles that will shape the way you think about church planting and how you shape the DNA of your new church. As leaders and influencers for the work of the coming harvest, it is crucial that we prepare well. Regardless of the church planting model you pursue, the next generation of church plants needs healthy DNA.
- post-launch track – You survived the stresses of launching a new church and now you face a whole new set of challenges. In seeking to establish traction and momentum, you experience a range of emotions including joy, anxiety, frustration, fatigue, peace, humility, rejection, encouragement, discouragement, and fear.
- reproducing churches track -The Reproducing Churches Track is all about expanding your influence to help more people find their way back to God! This track will inspire and equip you in whatever stage of church life you now find yourself. You will discover the basics and innovations in Reproducing Leaders and Artists which will revolutionize your local outreach and is foundational to reproducing at a macro level.
- networking track – The National New Church Conference is like a reunion for many church planting leaders. It's a great networking opportunity, a chance to catch up with friends, and to take care of a little business. Recognizing that up to 25% of conference attenders may choose to spend their time networking rather than participating in other tracks, we've added a networking track. Although attendees selecting this track are in charge of their own schedule, there will be several special optional sessions of interest to people taking the networking track.
Their is a Super Early Bird Registration Special for $99 for those who sign-up now. This is a great gathering of church planters, those who are considering church planting and churches looking to grow in their ability to plant churches.