My first year at Exponential was when I was a recent college graduate, interning with Stadia. I attended the conference with my team to help wherever I was needed. I was able to sit in on a couple of sessions and workshops. I met church planters and heard their stories. I had grown up in a church planting home, but attending Exponential further expanded my perspective on church planting. Most of all, it grew my love for church planting, and my passion for its ability to reach entire communities. While I’m not at the point of planting a church myself, I always look forward to attending the Exponential conference. I’ve seen first-hand how church planting affects families and communities. If everyone came together with the same goal of reaching our communities with the love of Christ through church planting, we’d be unstoppable. That’s why you should go to Exponential this year!
Need more convincing? If you don’t know already, the Exponential Conference is the largest gathering of church planters on the planet. This conference is the place to be if you are interested at all in the church planting movement. Whether you’ve planted a church, are in the pre-launch stage, or are just interested in learning more, Exponential has something for you. This conference is a perfect opportunity to bring your friends and colleagues who have a heart for the church. If we are going to continue to plant churches that care for children, their communities, and those who are far from Jesus, then we need lead planters, launch team members, worship leaders, supporters, and many others to be a part of the movement! Exponential is the place that all those people come together to be strengthened and inspired to go out and expand God’s kingdom.
I love Exponential because of the chance to come together with others who are on a similar journey as you. Planting a church is no easy task, and Exponential gives you a place to be surrounded by others who are experiencing the same thing. The theme this year is all about collaboration, which if church planting is going to continue to be the most effective way to reach those who don’t know Jesus, we have to keep collaborating. We must work together. As you can imagine, the largest gathering of church planters on the planet is a perfect place to connect with others in the church planting community. You should go to Exponential if you’re looking to expand your contacts, partner with another church to do something big, raise funds, or just gain wisdom from those who have gone before you. At Exponential you will be challenged by main stage speakers. You will learn from countless workshops. You will share your story and hear others’ stories. All of this – and more – with the specific focus of expanding the Kingdom through church planting.
There are so many reasons to attend Exponential in Orlando this March. In John 17, Jesus prays that we would join together in unity, so that the world will see that He was sent because of God’s love for us. God calls us to collaborate, to be together. Exponential is an opportunity to do just that. This is more than a conference; it is the coming together of those who are on the front lines of church planting; and that will encourage and equip you to go out and be unstoppable in the mission of planting more churches…until every child has a church!
Molly graduated from UNC Wilmington in December with a degree in English Literary Studies with Honors. The daughter of church planters Donnie & Cinda Williams, she grew up in a Stadia church plant and has been heavily involved in campus ministry at UNC Wilmington. She serves as a high school youth volunteer at her home church. She and her husband Nick were married in May 2019 and live in Raleigh, NC.