Washington DC // September 11-12, 2017

$109 per person or $549 for a group of 10 Rates increase after July 14th! 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 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 pre-conference equipping labs and 5 main sessions.

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 upon 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 Equipping Labs are 2.5 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!

  • Leadership
    Leadership Leadership can be a difficult place. Learn from leaders who have navigated the challenges, including team building, leadership development, casting vision and more.
  • Multiplication hosted by Exponential
    Multiplication hosted by Exponential 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 that will help your team understand specific steps to take in order to start AND reproduce your church.
  • State of Church Planting in the Metro DC Area hosted by New City Network
    State of Church Planting in the Metro DC Area hosted by New City Network Join us as we discuss what the current state of church planting looks like in the DC area. We'll paint a picture of ongoing church planting activities and show you how you can get involved.


Monday, September 11, 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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 upon 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) Jesus’ big dream was for his church to be a Level 5 multiplying church. As followers of Jesus and leaders of his church we are to fulfill Jesus’ vision of a church that strives to be 5!

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.




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

What other leaders are saying...

  • The granddaddy or super-conference of church planting is the Exponential conference. Nothing else compares to it for affirming vision, encouraging the heart and aggregating the most approaches to church planting in one conference.

    Rick Warren
  • Exponential is one of the best church planting conferences in the world.
    I highly recommend it!!

    Craig Groeschel
  • If you’re interested in ANY aspect of church planting, don’t miss the Exponential conference. It’s hands-down the best collection of training and networking for church planting there is.

    Larry Osborne