14550 Lee Rd, Chantilly, VA 20151

Passion for Planting @ Exponential 2022

We’d love to connect with you at Exponential. Here’s where you can find us:

1. At our booth

We’ll be right outside the main auditorium doors

2. Church Planting Nuts & Bolts Pre-Conference

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!

Speakers:Brett Andrews, Phil Ling, Jeff McDaniel, Pat Furgerson, Patrick Bradley, Sean Cronin, and Tom Pounder

Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Faith Hall – Room 301H

3. Church Planting Workshop Track


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: March 8 — Tuesday, 2:30-3:30pm

Location: Faith Hall Room 301H

Speaker: Brett Andrews, Phil Ling


Session 2: Where to Start: The Launch Plan

The Launch Plan for a church plant is a clear and concise narrative that answers a number of basic questions, including: Why you are planting? Whom are you trying to reach? Where will the church be located? Who will do it with you? How much it will cost? How will it be funded? What kind of church it will be? How will you gather a launch team? What are the critical indicators of health? This Launch Planning workshop will walk you through the Six Steps of Planning that will result in a compelling Launch Plan for the new church.

Time: March 9 — Wednesday, 8:45-9:45am

Location:  Faith Hall Room 301H

Speaker: Patrick Bradley 

Session 3: NETWORKING LUNCH: Funding Your Vision

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.

Time: March 9 — Wednesday, 12:00-2:00pm

Location: Faith Hall Room 301H

Speakers: Phil Ling

Networking:  Above speakers (Plus Brett Andrews, Pat Furgerson and Patrick Bradley)

Session 4: Developing a Launch Team from Scratch During a Pandemic

Building a launch team always presents a challenge, and doubly so during the pandemic. Where do you meet people during a lockdown? How do you meet people that even now are hesitant to come to any event? Come hear from a planter that launched in Spring 2021. You’ll learn practical and creative things to do to recruit launch team members, and how to forge them into a united team that pursues the new church’s vision together.

Time: March 9 — Wednesday, 2:30-3:30pm

Location: Faith Hall Room 301H

Speaker: Jared Nassiff and Sean Cronin


Session 5: Get Your 501c3 Faster: Save time & money on legal paperwork

Get plain language helps and hacks to un-complicate the incorporation and 501c3 paperwork for your church plant. This workshop will also touch on Bylaws, postal permits, ongoing annual requirements and how to open a church checking account. Paperwork doesn’t have to be hard! Come learn from an experienced practitioner and take the fear out of filing your church legal paperwork.

Time: March 10 — Thursday, 8:45-9:45am

Location: Faith Hall Room 301H

Speaker: Patrick Bradley