Washington DC // September 11-12, 2017

$99 per person or $499 for a group of 10 Register Now


Exponential Regionals are designed to make the main stage programming at our national events in Orlando and Los Angeles more accessible to church leaders in local geographic areas. These gatherings are for leaders who are unable to attend our national events OR need a more affordable option to bring their entire team. These regional gatherings are more intimate and include breakout conversations to help unpack the main session content in more detail. These events are shorter in length than our national events to help leaders save on travel expenses BUT are still filled with the full punch of the national event theme. These gatherings include 5 main sessions and 4 conversation breakouts.

Join hundreds of leaders for inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential’s Washington DC Regional church planting conference in Chantilly, VA. Register early as space is limited at these smaller, more intimate gatherings.


Dream Big is the theme for Exponential 2017. Jesus challenged us with a big dream. If He had sketched out His big dream for His Church, we think it would be something like, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes up on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). The dream that Jesus gave His followers was the dream of a movement. Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, the ends of the earth—that is a very big dream! We are here because of that dream. As Christ followers and leaders of His church, Jesus is asking us to also dream big!

Join us in 2017 as we dive into what it looks like to dream big for your church—and the Kingdom.

Pre-conference Sessions

Pre-Conference Sessions are approximately 4 hours in length, before the main conference begins.  These training sessions are practical nuts and bolts type content aimed at helping attendees put information into practice.


  • Church Planting hosted by Passion for Planting
    Church Planting hosted by Passion for Planting Getting ready to launch a new church? Join us as we cover key areas required to launch a healthy church. No hype or theory here, just proven how-to strategies for launching effectively. Come with questions, get your hands on actual launch plans from recent church plants, and learn from others who have been in your shoes many times before!

    Speakers: Pat Furgerson and Dale Spaulding
  • From Addition to Multiplication: Practical Tools for Reproducing Leaders, Churches and Networks - hosted by NewThing
    From Addition to Multiplication: Practical Tools for Reproducing Leaders, Churches and Networks - hosted by NewThing NewThing reproduces churches. We've learned how to start them and how to reproduce them. If you're a church planter, church, network or multisite dreaming of making a BIGGER impact through reproducing a church, then this lab is for you. This will be a practical experience with Dave and and Jon Ferguson and other NewThing leaders that will help your team understand specific steps to take start AND reproduce your church.

    Speakers: Dave Ferguson, Jon Ferguson, and Matt Millar
  • Personal Calling hosted by PersonalCalling.org
    Personal Calling hosted by PersonalCalling.org Most people are not living in the sweet spot of their unique personal calling. Instead, they live continually with a tension, sensing that God has something more for them than what their journey currently offers.


Monday, September 11, 8 am-12 pm

How Much:

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Main Sessions

Session 1

Jesus challenged us with a big dream and we need to challenge our churches to dream big too! “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes up on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)

  • His dream was not just to reach Jerusalem, but beyond that into Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
  • He wanted them to venture beyond their home base and take this good news to other places and other people and ultimately the whole world.

Session 2

When we dream big it changes the questions we ask and is a catalyst for creativity and innovation. If we don’t continue to dream big we will never ask the important and profound questions that will allow us to see the dream of Jesus accomplished.

Session 3

People are inspired by big dreams and want to be a part of big dreams. Big dreams are contagious. Big dreams are infectious. Big dreams not only change you, but they slowly begin to change your friends and others around you!

Session 4

Big dreams make us more dependent on God and drive us to our knees. If you don’t have a dream that causes you to be dependent on God then you need to get a bigger dream!

Session 5

Big dreams change us and change the world! We will ask people to come forward and be commissioned to a new future with a big dream.


Breakout Conversations

Exponential DC includes four breakout sessions. Instead of traditional workshops, these facilitated conversation sessions help leaders and their teams discuss, unpack and apply the content from the main sessions. These are face-to-face connecting opportunities designed to drill down into the main stage content to drive understandings that spawn actions. There are 4 pathways to choose from based on your context:

Pre-launch: If you are a planter getting ready to launch or on a launch team, this pathway is for you. Here, we’ll discuss how to prepare for planting with a multiplication mindset and how to keep it at the fore when launching.

Post-launch: This pathway is for planters and teams having recently launched a church. We’ll talk about how to communicate the vision of multiplication to others within your church plant and how to prevent a loss of focus.

Multiplying Churches: This pathway is for churches that want to focus on how send out planters to launch more churches, whether your church is 1 or 100. Here, we’ll dive into how to transition to multiplication and how to accelerate multiplication practices already in place.

Tribes: This pathway is for church planting networks and denominations that want to create a unique experience during the Exponential Regional Conference. Check back later for more information on this pathway.

Breakout Facilitators



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Airport Information

The closest airport is WASHINGTON DULLES Airport (airport code = IAD). IAD is less than eight miles from the conference location.

Other airport options include RONALD REAGAN (DCA), or BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON International Airport (BWI).


Hotel Options

Hotel information coming soon…

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*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 both small groups & large groups. Click here for more info or call 800.319.5361

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