I’ll be flying out for Orlando Monday morning to attend the Exponential Conference. I’ve been planning and hoping to get to go for over a year, and even though the money is not quite there, I made the decision a month ago to “just go.” It’s a gathering for new church leaders and features a dynamic lineup of humble and inspiring church planters who have “been there before.”
In particular, I’m looking forward to hearing from Andy Stanley, pastor of Northpoint Community Church; Alan Hirsch, author of The Shaping of Things to Come and The Forgotten Ways (I designed his latest website!); and Ed Stetzer, author of Breaking the Missional Code. This will mark the first time in five years that I’ve gotten to attend a conference designed especially for church planters and new church pastors.
I hope to receive some much-needed refreshment and wise counsel during some of the breakout sessions with other pastors and leaders. I’ll be trying to do some blogging from the event similar to what I did with the i2 Conference at Little Rock last year.