Larry serves as the Lead Pastor of Light & Life Christian Fellowship in Long Beach, CA. Starting with a handful of committed "white folks," the church has grown into a large multi-ethnic church transforming its tough urban neighborhood. A priority on local and global church planting has led to the start of 19 churches nationally and dozens in Ethiopia, Philippines and Indonesia. Larry also oversees the church planting efforts of his denomination in Southern California where they are planting 50 new churches in 5 years. Holding a doctorate in church leadership and as the author of six books, Larry speaks and consults frequently. Azusa Pacific University has recognized Larry with the Centennial Award naming him one of the most influential graduates in its history. Larry serves on the Board of Trustees for Azusa Pacific University.

Share Flow: Unleashing a River of Multiplication

Your church can flow! It can reproduce itself! Church-planting leader, pastor and author Larry Walkemeyer will share the practical lessons they learned through the amazing and transforming story of how their urban church that still only has 39 parking spaces has become a multiplication center touching thousands. He identifies the key hurdles and heart issues Light & Life Fellowship in Long Beach, California, had to overcome to move from being a “Lake” church to a “River” church that “flows.” Walkemeyer is convinced that any healthy church can multiply and that the mission of God depends on churches that “Flow.”

Highlights include:
– The key principles that must be understood and embraced to transition a church culture from “good” ministry to “multiplication” ministry
– The powerful scriptural and practical explanation of how to move from being a “Lake” church to a “River” church that brings life wherever it flows
– Identifying the big “dams” that can stop the flow of a “River” church
– Facing the real fears, which keep pastors from pursuing multiplication
– Discovering the three areas of personal growth that will empower your church to start multiplying




HeroMakers

Think about the people who've invested in you and helped you become the person you are today. God puts just the right people, at just the right time, in just the right place, to speak just the right things into our lives. Most of us can name at least three hero-makers who've had a profound impact on who we've become.

Here's the cool thing... God intends for each of us to be hero-makers-- people who make heroes of others. Our greatest legacy in eternity will be measured not by what we've done, but instead by the people we've invested in. The key question is this... will we see ourselves as the HERO at the center of our story, or will we be the HEROMAKER of others at the center of God's story?

Multiplication starts in the heart of the leader. It starts with each of us surrendering the "hero complex" to a better way. It requires that we shift from being heroes to becoming hero-makers of others. We must put to death measures of success that require us to win, opting instead to assist others in winning.

HeroMaker Conference

Our Exponential 2018 theme is "HeroMaker." We're addressing five practices that are essential in moving from being heroes to becoming the HeroMakers God intended for us to be. The 5 practices include: Multiplication Thinking, Permission Giving, Disciple Multiplying, Gift Activating, and Kingdom Building

Conference highlights include:

  • Same high-quality theme programming as our national events
  • Designed for teams (24 hour format and special pricing)
  • Convenient locations: 5 cities across the U.S.
  • FREE pre-conference equipping labs
  • 10+ speakers, 5 main sessions
  • 5 essential practices for multiplying leaders
  • 100s of church multiplication leaders
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Your HeroMaker Story

Please tell us your HeroMaker story!

  • Use your smartphone or the webcam on your computer to record a 1-2 minute video clip, similar to the one above. Identify a person who has helped shape you into the person you are today. Tell how that person had a significant impact on you.
  • Share your video on Twitter, Facebook and / or Instagram. Use the hashtags #HeroMaker and #Exponential.
  • Send an email to support@exponential.org to give us the link to your video. We will select specific videos to feature on our website and in our weekly newsletter. Your posted video gives you a chance to win FREE tickets to an Exponential HeroMaker event.