Exponential West 2017 // October 2-5, 2017

$99 main registrant // $49 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 2,000 church planting leaders and sunny Los Angeles, California.

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-Conferences are approximately 7.5 hours in length.  They begin on Monday, October 2 (1:00 – 5:00 pm) and continue on Tuesday, October 3 (8:00 – 11:30 am)  before the main conference begins.


  • Church Planting
    Church Planting Are you called to start a new church? Come be part of this practical, how-to, rapid-fire training. Leaders will provide you the tools you need to launch & lead a healthy church.

    Speakers: John Worcester, Phil Ling, & the Passion for Planting team
  • Discipleship
    Discipleship Take a front row seat to an intimate conversation between speakers as they talk candidly about what it means to personally know Jesus. The theme will revolve around the inner life of a disciple.

    Speakers: Bobby Harrington, Alex Absalom, Dann Spader, & Brandon Grant.
  • Leadership
    Leadership There are three separate but interdependent gears that either impede or accelerate our church’s growth: Our Culture, Our Team, and Our Systems. Shawn Lovejoy from CourageToLead.com, William Vanderbloemen and Tim Stevens from the Vanderbloemen Search Group will share their experiences from working with hundreds of churches through these three vital gears of ministry. When this precon is over you will walk out with a new growth plan for you and your ministry.
  • Missional Movements
    Missional Movements Whether you're just starting out, in transition or on the verge of real movement, find practical guidance, resources and insights for navigating the missional journey.
  • Multi-Ethnic
    Multi-Ethnic 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.

    Speakers: Mark DeYmaz
  • Multisite
    Multisite Every week over 5 million people attend one of the 5,000+ multisite churches across North America. Multisite has truly become the "new normal" for healthy, growing, outreach-oriented churches. Although every multisite church eventually adopts their own unique approach, there are also some very identifiable best practices emerging across the multisite movement.

    Speakers: Jim Tomberlin & Wade Burnett


Monday, October 2, 1 pm-5 pm
Tuesday, October 3, 8 am-11:30am

How Much:

Register *You can register along with the conference


  • Church Planting Movements
  • DNA of Sending Churches
  • Multiplication Culture
  • Multiplication Tensions
  • Evangelism
  • Outreach
  • Witness
  • Preaching
  • Communications
  • Branding
  • Engaging Culture
  • Cultural & Ethnic Sensitivity
  • Community Development
  • Discipling Relationships
  • Discipleship Process
  • Discipleship Lifestyle
  • Discipleship in a Church Plant
  • mDNA
  • Movement Metrics
  • Movement Simplexity
  • Movement Busters
  • Movement Initiative
Models & Approaches
  • Multi-Site
  • Diversity
  • Revitalization
  • Small City Planting
  • Urban and 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


$99 // $49

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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

We are currently negotiating great rates for our attendees…check back later for more details.

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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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