Exponential West 2016 // October 3-6, 2016

$299 Main Registrant // $249 Spouse Register Now!


Join thousands of church planting leaders for four days of inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential West church planting conference in Los Angeles. The conference will feature 3,000 church planting leaders and sunny Los Angeles, California.

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.

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?

Close the gap!  Register today.


Pre-Conference Equipping Labs

Pre-Conference Labs & Forums are approximately 7.5 hours in length.  They begin on Monday, October 3 (1:00 – 5:00 pm) and continue on Tuesday, October 4 (8:00 – 11:30 am)  before the main conference begins.

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.


  • Church Planting Movements
  • DNA of Sending Churches
  • Multiplication Culture
  • Multiplication Tensions
Sending Church
  • Sending church systems
  • Sending church culture
  • Sending well
  • The SEND network process
  • 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 Movement
  • mDNA
  • Movement Metrics
  • Movement Simplexity
  • Movement Busters
  • Movement Initiative
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
Personal Calling
  • Clarifying & aligning your personal calling
  • How to help others find their personal calling


$299 // $249


Airport Information

The closest airport is JOHN WAYNE / SANTA ANA Airport (airport code = SNA). SNA is less than six miles from Mariners Church, and because Disneyland, the beach and other areas of interest are nearby, flights are relatively competitive in price.

Other airport options include LONG BEACH (LGB), LOS ANGELES International Airport (LAX) or ONTARIO International Airport (ONT). These airports are farther away, though typically less expensive due to traffic volume. LAX is much more traffic-intensive, both at the airport and on the freeways from the airport to Mariners Church. If you fly into LAX or ONT, plan on a one- to two-hour commute to Mariners Church, depending on your arrival time.

Hotel Options

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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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