by Sean Cronin: Last week the Passion for Planting team traveled to Orlando, Florida for the Exponential East Church Planting Conference. During our time there, we taught several workshops, and promoted our church planting resources and services to thousands of church planters.
One of the highlights of our week was the countless individuals who came thank us for our ministry. Church leaders from all over the country descended upon our booth. They stopped by to express their appreciation for our free downloads and project management software saying they couldn’t imagine planting a church without those tools.
The main sessions were another highlight. We heard from speakers like Louie Giglio, Matt Chandler, Albert Tate, Dave Ferguson, and Wayne Cordeiro. Each speaker challenged us to Dream Big and take risks for God’s Kingdom. Here’s are some of the tweetable takeaways:
Louie Giglio: “Big dreams annoy some people, but they attract the right people.”
Matt Chandler: “The drift of the human soul is always towards self-reliance.”
Albert Tate: “Don’t get stuck in the math and miss the mission.”
Dave Ferguson: “If you don’t have a dream that causes you to depend on God. You need a bigger dream.”
Wayne Cordeiro: “Faith is living in advance what you can only understand in reverse.”
Close to five thousand people attended the conference this year! And each of them were challenged to Dream Big, pray big, and trust God to do immeasurably more than we could ever ask or imagine.
Believe it or not, the conference is just getting started. Over the next eight months, Exponential will host five more events mirroring last week’s conference – one of which we’re hosting at the nZone. We’ll need your help to pull it off, so put September 11th-12th on your calendar and plan on joining us for Exponential DC!