Exponential 2018 Equipping Labs

Planning Survey

January 4, 2018

Equipping Lab Planning Survey

The Exponential Team is VERY excited about the 17 pre-conference Equipping Labs being offered at Exponential 2018 in Orlando, FL on February 26 – March 1, 2018.

We need your feedback to help us better serve leaders like you.

Please take a few minutes to review the summary of the 17 Labs below, and then simply answer the two survey questions below.  NOTE:  You can learn more about each individual Lab (e.g. speakers, topics, format, etc.) by simply clicking on the “Learn More” button for each topic.

Two Question Survey


Marriage, Family and Ministry Hosted by Exponential (FREE)

Brian and Amy Bloye, Geoff and Sherry Surratt, Larry and Deb Walkemeyer

Seasoned ministry couples will offer a dynamic Exponential experience designed for ministry couples. Get surrounded by marriage and parenting wisdom, practical insights and encouragement for doing ministry and marriage together.

Church Planting Hosted by Passion for Planting (FREE)

Ralph Moore, Shawn Lovejoy, Brett Andrews and more

Hosted by Passion for Planting, this series of six TED-style talks will feature discussions with church-planting experts on church-planting essentials (multiplication, preparation, fundraising, coaching, preaching and the impact of church planting on family) followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.

Multiplication Hosted by Exponential (FREE)

Dave Ferguson, Todd Wilson, and Ralph Moore

Hosted by Exponential, these multiplication leaders will help you understand your current situation; give you practical guidance for moving from addition to Kingdom multiplication; and look at the intersection of microchurch and bivocational ministry for the Church of the future.

Special Gathering for Network Leaders Hosted by Exponential (FREE)

Ed Stetzer, Steve Pike, Ralph Moore, Bill Couchenour and more

If you lead a local, regional, national or international network within or outside a denomination, this pre-conference event is for you. We’ll look at three dimensions of organizational culture and multiplication, five organizational shifts and personal practices for leading a multiplying ministry and navigating multiplication barriers—plus new research from the Send Institute and the North American Missiologists Council. 

Discipleship Hosted by Discipleship.org

Bobby Harrington, Bill Hull and Jim Putman

This pre-conference will guide you into creating a personal growth plan for your own disciple making and will show you, in turn, how to guide others into becoming level 5 disciple makers.

Hero Maker Hosted by NewThing Network

Dave Ferguson, Warren Bird, Patrick O’Connell and more

In this pre-conference, you will discover 5 essential practices to becoming a Hero Maker.

Leadership: Healthy Teams Hosted by couragetolead.com

Shawn Lovejoy, Chris Bell, Blake Stanley and more

In this one-of-a-kind pre-conference couragetolead.com will talk about everything you need to do to be a hero maker with your team!

Leadership: Wired for Impact Hosted by Healthy Growing Churches

Tom Planck, Greg Wiens, Shawn Lovejoy and more

In this pre-conference, Healthy Growing Churches will begin to unpack ways to identify the places within us and our churches that need rewiring in order to make more and better disciples by faith for His kingdom.

Missional: Missionary Training for the Local Church Hosted by Forge America

Alan Hirsch, Deb Hirsch, Michael Frost and more

In this Preconference, the Forge team will move from missional inspiration to doable missional apprenticeship

Mobilizing Lay Leadership Hosted by Path 1

Douglas Ruffle, William Chaney and Bener Agtarap

Path1 offers an energetic 2-day pre-conference that remembers how laity helped expand the church westward in early American history

Multiplication Movements: Using APEST to Create Movemental Culture Hosted by 100 Movements

Alan Hirsch, Rich Robinson, Brad Brisco and more

In this Pre-Conference, 100 Movements will do a very brief overview of APEST, and then shift to discussion around the Marks, Growth, Activation, Implementation and Stewardship of this leadership in your culture.

Multi-Ethnic: Disruptive Innovation Hosted by Mosaix Global Network

Mark DeYmaz, Tommy Kyllonen, Oneya Okuwobi and more

In this pre-conference, the facilitators will share experiential knowledge and proven practices to help you plant, grow, or otherwise develop local churches that reflect their communities, advance social justice, and leverage church assets to generate for profit sustainable income, in order to get beyond rhetoric to results in advancing a credible witness of the Gospel in an increasingly diverse and painfully polarized society.

Multisite Hosted by MultiSite Solutions

Jim Tomberlin, Greg Ligon, Kevin Penry and more

In this pre-conference, learn what’s working best in the multisite world and evaluate your multisite fit with multisite pioneers and specialists

Personal Calling Hosted by Younique

Will Mancini, Dave Rhodes, Dave Loveless and more

In this Pre-Conference, the Younique Team will look at how using Gospel-Centered Life Design with the people in your church could radically change the trajectory and fruitfulness of your church.

Plan for Strategic Multiplication Hosted by Generate

Tim Roehl, Dan Grider and Rodney Arnold

Most churches are missing a strategic multiplication plan. They lack an intentional missional game plan and a strategy for multiplying disciples to the fourth generation. This Generate pre-conference lab will give you workable strategies for how to move from tactical to practical.

Sustainable Startups That Reach People Far From God Hosted by FiveTwoNetwork

Bill Woolsey, Oscar Benavides, Debbie Ellinger and more

This pre-conference is geared for those seeking to extend Jesus’ Church by mobilizing entrepreneurial leaders, both professional church workers and laity.

Unfiltered: Real Church Planting Conversations Hosted by Converge

Scott Ridout, Lee Stephenson and Danny Parmelee

As a church planter, you want to grow your church’s reach in the community. You also need to build relationships with other church planters who will support and encourage you. Join in real conversations with real church planters and leaders who are in the trenches of church planting.

To visit our main landing page for all 17 Equipping Labs, click here!


Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson

Todd is a Kingdom entrepreneur. He spends the majority of his time starting and working with organizations committed to Kingdom impact and multiplication. Todd is a founding member of Exponential, which organizes and hosts the annual Exponential conference in Orlando and live events throughout the United States and world. Todd serves as President and CEO of Exponential, providing vision and strategic direction to the organization. Todd lives in Durham, NC, with his wife, Anna. They have two sons and two daughters-in-law: Ben & Therese and Chris & Mariah, and an amazing grandson Evan.
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