Exponential East 2016

April 25-28, 2016 SOLD OUT

Conference Overview

Join thousands of church planting leaders for four days of inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential East church planting conference in Orlando. The conference will feature 175+ speakers, 125+ workshops, 9+ tracks, 5,000 church planting leaders and sunny Orlando, Florida. Don’t miss the largest gathering of church planting leaders in the world.

Becoming Five continues a conversation started in our 2015 theme Spark: Igniting a Culture of Multiplication. Think of Becoming Five as a sequel of sorts that drills down into more detail focusing on how we can each play our part in moving the needle on church multiplication.  At Exponential 2016, we’ll roll up our sleeves and look practically at how leaders create healthy multiplication cultures: How do we confront and embrace the tensions that come as we’re trying to establish and develop healthy and powerfully aligned cultures that take churches from where they are to what we’re calling Level 5  multiplying churches.

At Exponential, we dream about closing the gap between our aspirations for multiplication and our actual behaviors.  What will it look like to hit a tipping point where multiplication becomes mainstream and evolves into the new normal that leaders aspire to and pursue. To close the gap between our aspirations and our current paradigms, we need to look hard at our motives, our measures, and our methods. Are these elements rooted in a core value of multiplication? How do we put to death our human passion for addition-growth, opting instead for a more healthy Kingdom growth focused on multiplication?

Courageous leaders discover and acknowledge the gap between aspiration and practice AND act to do something about it.  This Becoming Five theme is a manifesto of sorts that we believe will help us define a practical vocabulary and framework that courageous leaders like you can rally behind and grab onto as you seek to close the gap between your aspirations for multiplication and the strong tensions that constrain you to addition-growth thinking. To read more about this year’s theme, you can download the free eBook, Becoming a Level Five Multiplying Church.

Be courageous! Journey with 1,000s of other leaders.  Continue to ask yourself: What would it take to face and overcome the tensions that are keeping me from living out a better scorecard rooted in multiplication?

Orlando, Florida


Pre-conference Labs / Forums

Pre-Conference Intensives and Labs begin on Monday, April 25 (1:00 – 5:00 pm) and continue on Tuesday, April 26 (8:00 – 11:30 am)  before the main conference begins. When you register, you have two options:

1. Option 1 – Choose one two-day intensive (Monday & Tuesday) from the first list.  This option gives nearly 8 hours of training on a single topic.


2. Option 2 – Choose two half day labs (one from the Monday list & one from the Tuesday list).   This option gives nearly 8 hours of training on two different topics (approximately 4 hours per topic).


Exponential East 2016 offers multiple tracks with more than 100 workshops. Mix and match to make the most of your Exponential experience.

  • Church Planting Churches
  • Becoming a Level Five Multiplying Church
  • Radical Multi-site
Sending Church
  • Sending church culture
  • Sending church systems
  • How to send well
  • The SEND Network process
  • Best practices of sending churches
Launching a New Church
  • Legal Documents
  • Outreach
  • Marketing
  • Launch Plans
  • Staffing
  • Facing Realities of Planting
  • 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
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



*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.


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