Exponential Orlando 2020 — Day 2

Together: Pursuing the Great Collaboration

March 4, 2020


On the second day of Exponential 2020, more than 5,500 church planters and multipliers worshipped together, encouraged one another in their church planting endeavors, and discussed how we can best live together with God, families, and teams.

Check out a video with highlights from day two:

This morning started up with a continuation of more than 30 pre-conference sessions. The food trucks were back on hand for lunchtime — a fan favorite was the pizza from Shadrach’s Fiery Furnace!

Keri Ladouceur, a pastor at Vineyard Christian Church and the founder of New Ground Network, speaks in Women in Ministry: Working Together for Kingdom Collaboration, hosted by The Truth Republic.

Dave Ferguson, co-founder of Community Christian Church, New Thing, and Exponential, talks about the heart behind this year’s theme, “Together: The Great Collaboration.”

Efrem Smith, founding pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church, asked a question of himself that we all must ask: “Some day I will stand before God and all He will want to know is this: Did I put the Kingdom of God first?”

“Minimally transformed leaders will always result in minimally transformed teams, resulting in minimally transformed ministries,” said Pete Scazzero, former leader of New Life Fellowship Church and co-founder of Emotionally Healthy Discipleship.

From left to right: Larry Walkemeyer (Light & Life Christian Fellowship), Hannah Absalom (Dandelion Resourcing), and Obe Arellano (NewThing and Exponential).

From left to right: Grant Skeldon (Initiative Network), Heidy Tandy (Stadia Church Planting), and Jeremy Brown (Journey Church).

Before taking the stage to talk about being Together as a Family, Andy and Sandra Stanley were introduced by their eldest son, Andrew, a comedian. Pictured from left to right: Sandra Stanley, Andrew Stanley, and Kadi Cole.

“Don’t settle for anything less than the best that God has for you and your team,” said Kadi Cole, Director of Multisite and Female Leader Groups at Leadership Network and a founding member of the Women’s Executive Pastor Network. “Collaborative leaders ask, who is missing from our team? What’s it like for them under my leadership? How can I help?”

Andy and Sandra Stanley spoke about living Together as a Family.

“Your greatest contribution to the world may not be something you do, it may be someone you raise,” said Andy Stanley.

Doing life “Together” sees the family as the first priority of ministry and not a distraction from a life-changing ministry.

“Relationship is the core value in our family,” said Sandra. “And a ‘no’ for now doesn’t mean a ‘no’ for always.”

Dave Ferguson, Kadi Cole, Sandra Stanley, Andy Stanley, Andrew Stanley, and Todd Wilson.

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Our 2021 conference theme is Empowered: Moving With The Spirit. This conference will take place during March 1-4, 2021 in Orlando, FL. Learn more here!

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