This year at Exponential, we have some excellent Labs that you are going to want to check out.
 
Clint Nolder, church planter of Foundation Christian Church in Newnan, GA, will be leading the workshop 10 Success Factors for Future Church Planters. Second to the favor of God, the most important success factor for a church leading people to faith in Jesus is the leader. Stadia has identified 10 Success Factors for future church plant leaders. This workshop will introduce those factors and also provide a guide for quickly self-evaluating and/or identifying potential leaders. Come to this workshop to find out how to identify and encourage potential church planters and/or to develop as a church planter through focused growth.

Dimetra and Richard Barrios, who will be launching Legacy Church in their hometown of Brooklyn, NY, will be leading the workshop 10 Questions Church Planters Should be Asking. Are you thinking about planting a church? Do you know someone who is (or should be) thinking about planting a church? There are some questions future church planters should be asking when thinking about how to reach people with the Good News. The goal of this workshop is to provide a deeper understanding of the current issues and realities of church planting. Hear stories from church planters and discover how asking these 10 questions have been and continue to be vital when considering planting a church.

Stadia’s Director of Global Church Planting, Andrea Hamilton, will be leading Teams in Church Planting. Prior to working for Stadia, Andrea helped launch and led various teams at Mosaic Christian Church, located just outside of Baltimore, MD. The multiplication of new churches will be fueled by healthy teams. Come learn about how the generational shifts have impacted the view of teamwork and how teamwork is an excellent Biblical model for ministry. Hear why teamwork is the best strategy for rapidly multiplying new churches and gain insights for building healthy teams.

Josh Gosney, who planted Wake Church in Houston, TX, will be leading Reaching the Next Generation with Church Planting. The challenges of leading the next generation to faith in Jesus are a significant church planting opportunity. Hear statistics and stories about the challenges of generational shifts and how church plants are uniquely equipped to address them. Hear stories from recent church plants and gain practical steps in leading the next generation to faith in Jesus. Whether you are a future church planter yourself or a leader of a church committed to supporting church planting, this workshop will be informative and challenging for you.

Stadia’s Marketing Executive, Matt Murphy, has helped with four church plants in the last 15 years and served in various staff and non-staff roles. He will be sharing a little bit of his church planting story that started right out of college in Give it a Year: Mobilizing the Next Generation. Next generation leaders are critical for the success and sustainability of any new church plant. Also, the spiritual health and vitality of young people is buoyed by participation in a new church plant. There is an opportunity to engage young leaders in your church plant by creating what Stadia calls a “Give it a Year” program. Hear why and how to inspire next generation leaders to give a year of their life to church planting and gain practical insight on how to create and take opportunities to engage those leaders in church planting.

There are some more Labs getting announced soon, so stay tuned! You don’t want to miss this!