Exponential East // April 27-April 30, 2015 // Tampa, FL

Special Rate: $299 registrant / $99 spouse Good through April 30, 2015 Register Now!


Join thousands of church planting leaders for four days of inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential East church planting conference in Tampa. The conference will feature 100+ speakers, 125+ workshops, 9+ tracks, 5,000 church planting leaders and sunny Tampa, Florida. Don’t miss the largest gathering of church planting leaders in the world.
SPARK is the theme for Exponential 2015, inspired by these words Paul wrote to Timothy: “For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline” (2 Tim. 1: 6-7). Inside every follower of Jesus is the spark of multiplication and when that spark is “fanned into a flame,” it can ignite an entire culture of multiplication. But it takes friction—the quick strike of the match against a rough surface—to start the process of turning a spark into a flame and ultimately a raging fire. Do you believe that every follower has a gift meant to be multiplied in others’ lives? Do you believe that in every believer lies the heart of a movement for God?


Pre-conference Sessions

Pre-Conference Labs and Forums are approximately 3.5 hours in length on Tuesday morning before the main conference begins (except for Discipleship and Multi-ethnic which also run on Monday for 4 hours during the Bonus Session time slot).

Exponential Labs are traditional training sessions focused on equipping attendees with best practices and information. Labs tend to be practical nuts and bolts type content aimed at helping attendees put information into practice.

Exponential Forums provide a unique learning opportunity as attendees listen in on candid conversation between 3-5 leaders in a “living room” environment. Forum leaders share their struggles and personal experience navigating the challenges characteristic of the forum theme. Each Forum session features a short “TED talk” style presentation from one speaker followed by discussion between all the participating leaders.


  • **Discipleship Forum (Monday and Tuesday)
    **Discipleship Forum (Monday and Tuesday) Take a front row seat to an intimate conversation between Jim Putman, Jeff Vanderstelt, KP Yohannan and others as they talk candidly about what it means to personally know Jesus. The theme will revolve around the inner life of a disciple and likely include such topics as “Being Led by the Spirit," “Prayer,” “Scripture,” "Spiritual Practices,” “Loving People,” “Circumstances,” and “Holiness."

    *Register for this pre-conference event for +$59.
  • **Multi-ethnic Forum (Monday and Tuesday)
    **Multi-ethnic Forum (Monday and Tuesday) Imagine a healthy, racially diverse church that reflects your community. Early Christian churches were racially diverse and research shows that most pastors want their churches to reflect the racial diversity of their communities. But for most, that desire is still a dream. Join Mark DeYmaz and others as they discuss strategies for moving diversity from a dream to reality.

    *Register for this pre-conference event for +$59.
  • Culture of Generosity
    Culture of Generosity
  • Leadership Tensions Forum
    Leadership Tensions Forum Learn from Shawn Lovejoy and other church leaders as they share their stories and the practical tools needed to respond to today's tensions in leadership.

    *Register for this pre-conference event for +$59.
  • Missional Forum
    Missional Forum
  • Culture of Multiplication Forum
    Culture of Multiplication Forum Explore what it will take to ignite a culture of multiplication in your own context. Move beyond theory to very practical application in this up-close and personal training event led by the world's best multipliers.

    *Register for this pre-conference event for +$59.
  • Planting a Church
    Planting a Church Are you called to start a new church? Come be part of this practical, how-to, rapid-fire training. Ron Sylvia & Dave Page will provide you the tools you need to launch & lead a healthy church.

    *Register for this pre-conference event for +$59.
  • Radical Multisite Lab
    Radical Multisite Lab
  • Church Revitalization Lab
    Church Revitalization Lab Church revitalization involves change. And no matter how necessary the change, some people will fight til the end preferring to let it slowly die. But the church can change . . . and thrive again. Join pastor and practitioner, Ron Edmondson, as he leads you through the traits and actions toward revitalization.

    *Register for this pre-conference event for +$59.
  • Small City Planting
    Small City Planting Strategy! The absolute essential for planting and growing a church in a small town.
  • Spouses Lab
    Spouses Lab
  • Trending Now
    Trending Now
  • Urban and City Movements Lab
    Urban and City Movements Lab
  • Worship Arts Lab
    Worship Arts Lab


Monday, April 27, 1 pm-5 pm (Bonus Sessions)
Tuesday, April 28, 8 am-11:30am (Labs / Forums)

**Discipleship & Multi-Ethnic Pre-Conferences run both days rather than only Tuesday morning.

How Much:

Register *You can register along with the conference


Exponential East 2015 offers multiple tracks with more than 100 workshops. Mix and match to make the most of your Exponential experience.

Pursuing Multiplication
  • Core Convictions of Multiplication
  • Narratives of Multplication
  • Behaviors of Multiplication
  • Elements of Culture
  • Stories / Tensions From the Front Lines
  • Evangelism
  • Outreach
  • Witness
  • Preaching
  • Communications
  • Branding
  • Engaging Culture
  • Cultural & Ethnic Sensitivity
  • Community Development
  • Discipling Relationships
  • Discipleship Process
  • Discipleship Lifestyle
  • Discipleship in a Church Plant
  • Missional Basics
  • Transitioning to Mission
Models & Approaches
  • Multi-Site
  • Diversity
  • Revitalization
  • Small City Planting
  • Urban & City-Based Movements
Launching a New Church
  • Legal Documents
  • Outreach
  • Marketing
  • Launch Plans
  • Staffing
  • Facing Realities of Planting
Healthy Ministries in a Church
  • Worship
  • Children
  • Students
  • Family
  • Team Building
  • Leadership Development
  • Financing the Vision
  • Staffing
  • Next Gen Leadership (Anglo/African/Asian/Hispanic)
  • Personal Leadership (Boundaries/Calling/Spiritual Formation/Healthy Leaders)
Ministry, Marriage & Family
  • Planter Spouse
  • Marriage
  • Family




Airport Information

The closest airport is Tampa International Airport (airport code = TPA). Exciting Idlewild Baptist Church is a short drive from TPA, and because Busch Gardens and the beaches are nearby (only 20 miles from TPA and Exciting Idlewild Baptist Church), flight prices are reasonable.

Hotel Options

Click here to reserve your hotel through AFC Travel.

AFC Travel is the ONLY designated housing provider for Exponential 2015. Beware of companies misrepresenting themselves as affiliated with Exponential or AFC Travel. For housing needs please contact Sara Geis at AFC Travel at sara@afctravel.com or by calling 888-317-7641

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*For Groups

*Join a growing number of churches, networks and denominations bringing groups to Exponential and create a custom conference experience for your team.  Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Contact Terri Saliba for more information. Click here to email her or call 800.319.5361.


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