On the Road is our recurring series where we follow Brett Eastman, founder and CEO of Lifetogether, “on the road” as he travels across the country and gives us an exclusive look into who we’re meeting, what we’re doing, and how we’re living life together.
The Lifetogether team traveled East this week to attend the Exponential East 2017 Conference in Orlando. This is the third time we have attended the Exponential Conference and it continues to be a growing force in not just church planting, but how church is going to be done in the future, especially as it relates to a spiritually reproducing church planting model.
This year’s theme was “Dream Big”, and featured incredible guest speakers, including Francis Chan, Matt Chandler, Albert Tate, and many more esteemed church leaders.
“Exponential is a growing community of leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing faith communities. We champion church multiplication and equip church planters and multipliers as we seek to help move the needle on multiplication from less than 4% of churches actively reproducing to greater than 10%!
Jesus. Leaders. Multiplication.”Exponential
This year’s conference included 200 unique keynote breakout and pre-conference workshops and tracks asking us as Christ followers to dream BIG for the Kingdom! Tracks included multiplication, church planting, discipleship, and ministry, marriage and family, and so many more. Not only was the Lifetogether team there to learn and be encouraged, but also to dream big for our own ministry and work.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”
Here’s a quick video from Brett introducing what the Lifetogether team is doing and what they’re most excited for at Exponential.
We’ve learned so much being at Exponential East this year and being alongside a ton of other big dreamers. But it goes without saying, here at Lifetogether we’re always looking forward. Our production team put together this fantastic trailer, featuring friends, church partners, and Kingdom influencers, promoting next year’s Exponential theme – “Hero Maker”.
We were asked by Todd Wilson, president of the Exponential Conference, to capture footage from the 180 speakers, sharing their hero makers story to help catalyze the campaign that will serve as their 2018 Exponential Conference Series. It was both a privilege and an honor to be able to help take both the strategy and conference to the next level.
So we posed the question, “What is a Hero Maker to you?” and the responses were just phenomenal. Many cited their own Hero Makers and disciplers who have made a Kingdom impact on their lives. Some remembered the ways in which others poured out selflessly and laid down their life as Jesus modeled. Lastly, others encouraged and exhorted how any one of us has the potential to be a Hero Maker and have that spirit to speak truth, pray ceaselessly, and provoke the love and good deeds of Christ.
To our readers, our friends, family, church partners, and on…
God is going to use you to be a Hero Maker in someone’s life.
If you are interested in learning more or even attending next year’s conference, feel free to check out the Exponential website.
Championing Church Planting and Multiplication
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