Exponential 2018 // February 26-March 1, 2018

$169 Main Registrant // $119 Spouse Rates only good through September 29th! Register Now!


Join thousands of church planting leaders for four days of inspiration, encouragement and equipping at Exponential 2018 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.

HeroMaker is the theme for Exponential 2018. The theme focuses on the shift from being the hero to coming alongside others for them to become the heroes in our church’s unfolding story. Marked by a sense of holy and humble tenacity, leaders of a Level 5 multiplying church shift from being the hero and instead leverage their power and influence to become hero makers that lift up and support others.


Pre-conference Sessions

Pre-Conference Intensives begin on Monday, February 26 (1:00 – 5:00 pm) and continue on Tuesday, February 27 (8:00 – 11:30 am)  before the main conference begins.


  • Church Planting
    Church Planting Gain critical insights from church planting leaders on how you can prepare to start a healthy church that reaches people far from God. No hype or theory here, just proven how-to strategies for launching effectively. Come with your questions and gain valuable lessons learned in planter preparation, vision/mission, launch planning, fundraising and building momentum.
  • Discipleship
    Discipleship The sessions will be practical and led by some of the nations leading authorities and, more importantly, practitioners of disciple making.
  • 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.
  • Missional
    Missional Now that America has become a mission context, churches are beginning to recognize that the need is not for more and better programs, presentations or preaching. Instead a mission field needs Missionaries. Normal everyday people who know how to engage culture with the gospel, form missionary communities, and re-orient their lives around kingdom values and behaviors.
  • Multi-Ethnic
    Multi-Ethnic An increasingly diverse and cynical society will no longer find credible the mere explanation of theological truth apart from effective community engagement. Advancing the common good, then, and thus the very Gospel, itself, must involve more than mere words, and the building of large congregations filled with people of a similar race, class, or cultural background. In this present future, our common confession must be validated by concrete action and accompanying measurable results along spiritual, social and economic fronts. Indeed this is the expectation of Christ in Matthew 5:16 and of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:10.
  • Multiplication
    Multiplication Multiplication is for everyone. Leaders from ministries of all shapes and sizes share how they've experienced radical multiplication and how you can too.
  • Multisite
    Multisite Although every multisite church eventually adopts their own unique approach, there are also some very identifiable best practices emerging across the multisite movement. Learn what's working best in the multisite world and evaluate your multisite fit.
  • Personal Calling
    Personal Calling This Exponential Pre-Conference opportunity will not only help you gain clarity in your own personal calling, but will also help you imagine what it might look like to build out a Level 5 culture where every believer has the possibility to grow into the dream that God has been having about their life since before they were even born.


Monday, February 26, 1 pm-5pm
Tuesday, February 27, 8 am-11:30am

How Much:

Register *You can register along with the conference


Exponential 2018 offers multiple tracks with 200 workshops. Mix and match to make the most of your Exponential experience.

  • Church Planting Churches
  • Creating a Culture of Multiplication
  • Creating a Vision for Multiplication
  • Dealing with Tensions of Multiplication
  • International Learnings
Church Planting
  • Legal Documents
  • Funding
  • Marketing
  • Launch Plans
  • Staffing
  • Facing Realities of Planting
Healthy Ministries
  • Volunteers
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Student Ministry
  • Worship
  • Evangelism
  • Bi-Vocational Pastors
  • Personal Calling
  • Healthy Activism
  • College Ministry
  • Building and Mobilizing Healthy Teams
  • Discipling Relationships
  • Discipleship Process
  • Discipleship Lifestyle
  • Discipleship in a Church Plant
  • Missional Basics
  • Transitioning to Mission
  • Hero Maker
  • Next Generation Leadership
  • Women in Leadership
  • Communications with Staff, Leadership Teams, within/outside the Church, etc.
Marriage and Ministry
  • Boundaries in Marriage
  • Impact of Ministry on Family
City Movements
  • Saturating Your City with the Gospel
  • Launching City-Wide Movements
Urban Planting
  • Church Planting Issues Specific to Urban Churches
  • Growing a Diverse Church
  • Campus Pastors
  • Multisite vs. Church Planting
  • Portable Church
  • Leadership in a Multisite Environment
  • Transforming a Declining or Plateauing Church
  • Models for Revitalization
  • Surrendering to the Leadership of Jesus
  • Growing in Personal Holiness
  • Leading Others to Surrendered Lives
Spanish-Spoken Workshops
  • Workshops on Various Topics Spoken in Spanish




Airport Information

The closest airport is Orlando International Airport (airport code = MCO). First Baptist Church of Orlando is a short drive from MCO.

First Baptist Church Orlando
3000 South John Young Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32805


Hotel Options

We are currently negotiating great deals for our attendees. Check back later for more information.

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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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