Southern California Regional 2018 // October 2-4, 2018

$99 individual // $699 group of 10 Group rates increase every 100 registrations sold! Register Now!


Exponential Regionals are designed to make the main stage programming at our national event in Orlando more accessible to church leaders in local geographic areas. These gatherings are for leaders who are unable to attend our national event OR need a more affordable option to bring their entire team. These events are shorter in length than our national event 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 Southern California Regional church planting conference in Irvine, CA. Register early as space is limited at these smaller, more intimate gatherings.


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 Equipping Labs begin on Tuesday, October 2 (1:00 – 5:00 pm) and continue on Wednesday, October 3 (9:00 – 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.
  • Marriage & Ministry
    Marriage & Ministry Be encouraged with discussions geared toward marriage boundaries, family, priorities, and the impact of ministry on the personal front.
  • Ministries in a Church Plant
    Ministries in a Church Plant Get equipped in multiple ministry areas as you learn to identify which ones meet the needs of your community and contribute to the mission of your church.
  • 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.
  • Mobilization
    Mobilization Mobilize the church for service in your community and breathe new life and energy into your people to better reach the unchurched.
  • 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.


Tuesday, October 2, 1 pm-5pm
Wednesday, October 3, 9 am-11:30am

How Much:

Register *You can register along with the conference


Main Sessions

Sessions will focus on the 5 shifts required to go from being a hero to a hero maker in your church’s unfolding story.


$99 // $699


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 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 Mariah Wilson for more information. Click here to email her or call 800.319.5361

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