Sunday, January 27, 2008

2008 National New Church Conference

2008 National New Church ConferenceRick Warren to Join over 40 other speakers at Exponential!

Rick is one of the most influential leaders of our time. He leads one of the largest churches in North America, he authored one of the most popular books of our century, and he oversees one of the largest church-based networks on the planet. So why did he choose Exponential? Rick loves the local church and he loves to encourage pastors. Rick sees the value in connecting with over 2,000 entrepreneurial church leaders together in one place for the common purpose of starting new mission minded churches that impact the world.

Check out Rick's letter on his P.E.A.C.E plan:
"Dear Friends:
The P.E.A.C.E. plan is our strategy to have every small group in our church, and then tens of thousands of small groups in other churches, become engaged in solving the five biggest problems in the world: Spiritual Lostness, Lack of Godly Leaders, Poverty, Disease, and Lack of Education.
These giant problems are so big that neither the governmnent, nor all the NGOs (non-government organzations) can tackle them. There is only one group large enough to tackle these global issues- the Christian church in all its local expressions around the world.
Nothing else can compare to the distribution channel of the millions of churches around the world. Even in villages where you cannot find a clinic, a store, a school, or a post office, you can often find a church.
The PEACE Plan will address these five "giant" problems by Planting new churches... Equipping leaders... Assisting the poor...Caring for the sick... and Educating the next generation.
These problems, and the answers, are not new. But the way we intend to tackle them using the small groups of local churches in large numbers is revolutionary.
The bottom line is that we intend to reinvent mission strategy in the 21st century. This will be a new Reformation. The First Reformation returned us to the message of the original church. It was a reformation of doctrine - what the church BELIEVES. This Second Reformation will return us to the mission of the original church. It will be a reformation of purpose- what the church DOES in the world."

Rick is passionate about inspiring, encouraging, equipping and challenging church leaders. We are blessed to have him at Exponential. See for more information