Catalytic Church Summit

Join us for an extraordinary gathering dedicated to accelerating church planting efforts through collaborative innovation and strategic engagement.

September 16-17 | Woodlands, TX

A FREE, exclusive gathering aimed at church planting practitioners with a successful history of reproducing churches across at least three generations.

What is a Catalytic Church?

A catalytic church is one church that reproduces through multiple generations of autonomous churches. Said another way, a catalytic church is a reproducing church who has directly and substantially planted a “daughter” (2nd generation) church(s) which subsequently plants a “granddaughter” (3rd generation) church(s) and so on. This approach to church multiplication aims to ignite a disciple-making movement of the Gospel in the West through multi-generational church planting efforts.

What Is the Purpose of the Summit?

Unfortunately, most churches do not plant new churches. And, when they do, it’s rare a church plant goes on to plant another church. We believe that a church with cascading branches of church planting church planting is key to get to a disciple-making based movement of the Gospel in the West. At the Catalytic Church Summit, our goal is to foster a community of leaders from Catalytic Churches dedicated to accelerating the process of church planting within their networks. We aim to:

  • celebrate the efforts of church multiplication 
  • provide opportunities for learning
  • ignite further multi-generational church planting initiatives
  • create a fellowship of pace-setting leaders for collaboration and encouragement

Summit Highlights

This exclusive event serves as a collaborative platform for exchanging ideas, addressing challenges, and discovering innovative strategies to increase Gospel Saturation. It’s designed to encourage new forms of expression and inspire movements.

  • Limited to 25 Churches
  • 24 Hours of connection and collaboration with other Catalytic Church Leaders
  • Participate in cohort sessions and group discussions
  • Hosted by Dave Ferguson, CEO of Exponential
  • Bring another senior leader with you to engage in the learning and networking
  • Explore new ideas and strategies for enhancing church planting efforts
  • Social space to network and spark new friendships
  • Monday lunch, Monday dinner, and Tuesday lunch provided
  • Special invite to join Exponential’s NEXT Ventures Shark Tank event the following 24 Hours

Event Registration

NOTE: Registration and attendance is by invite only.

FAQ

The Catalytic Churches Summit is an invite-only, curated gathering focused on accelerating church planting efforts through the learning from and network with other Catalytic Churches.
A Catalytic Church is one that plants and reproduces through multiple generations of autonomous churches, fostering a disciple-making movement through church multiplication.
The Summit is open to church planting practitioners with a successful track record of reproducing churches across at least three generations.
The Summit offers 24 hours of connection and collaboration with other Catalytic Church Leaders, small group discussions, and opportunities to explore innovative strategies for enhancing church planting efforts.
Exponential will cover the event’s costs and meals while at the Summit. However, attendees are responsible for their travel expenses.
Each church can bring up to 3 executive leaders to participate in the Summit.
Houston Church Projectis hosting the Catalytic Church Summit. The address is 602 Pruitt Rd, The Woodlands, TX 77380. This will be the same location as Exponential’s NEXT Ventures Shark Tank event. Each church attending the Catalytic Church Summit can also join the Ventures Shark Tank event the next day.
NEXT Ventures identifies and provides small encouragement capital grants in exchange for a front row seat to innovative projects that are helping shape the future of the church. You can learn more about NEXT Ventures and previous Shark Tank events here.