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Track Sessions are divided into the three thematic cohort groups:

Start (Pre-launch) Track is designed to empower leaders whose church/projects have yet to launch. During this cohort you will discern your missional purpose, develop your future story and prepare for launch. Led by Rich McCullen and Joey Cotto.

Sustain (Post-launch) Track is designed to empower leaders whose projects recently launched. During this cohort you will develop strengthening practices to grow and maintain a sustainable ministry. This track is also perfect for core teams, congregation/lay leaders and newly-affiliated churches. Led by Terrell L McTyer and Kate Penney Howard.

Soar (Transformation) Track is designed to empower pastoral teams to revitalize and transform congregations to do God’s mission and create a deeper contextual connection. During this cohort you will tackle issues of future vitality and prepare a ministry-planning process. Led by Rick Morse and Michael Whitman.

DOCTalks are joint sessions that address missional transformation inclusive of every stage of leadership. Each short talk is followed by Q&A and builds on the six aspects of congregational life – Participation, Leadership, Finance, Community, Holy Places and Holistic Health

LEADLabs are interactive workshops designed to help leaders imagine, ideate and innovate missional and relevant concepts of church development.

Monday

5:00        Track Session #1

6:30         Dinner

7:30        Opening Mixer

Special remarks by Rev. Terri Hord Owens, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) General Minister and President Nominee and Rev. Dr. Gilberto Collazo, President of Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation

Tuesday

9:00         Morning Worship

9:30         DOCTalk on Leadership

With Jim Griffith, Griffith Coaching

10:45      Track Sessions #2

Start Track guest Jim Griffith

Noon         Lunch

1:15            LEADLab

Congregational Participation and Community Connectivity with Jim Griffith

2:30         DOCTalk on Holistic Health & Transformational Leadership, Part 1

With Angela Whitenhill, National Benevolent Association

3:30        Track Session #3

Sustain Track guest Jim Griffith; Soar Track guest Angela Whitenhill

6:30        Dinner

7:45        LA Challenge

Team building activities with unique ways to motivate, inspire, and build camaraderie

Wednesday

9:00        Morning Worship

9:30        DOCTalk on Congregational Participation and Community Connectivity

With Eric Law, The Kaleidoscope Institute

10:45     Track Sessions #4

Start Track guest Eric Law; Soar Track guest Angela Whitenhill

Noon     Lunch

1:15       LEADLab

Holy Currencies with Eric Law

2:30      DOCTalk on Holistic Health & Transformational Leadership, Part 2

With Angela Whitenhill, National Benevolent Association

3:30        Track Session #5

Sustain Track guest Eric Law

6:30        Dinner

Thursday

9:00        Morning Worship

9:30        LEADLabs

Introduction to Marketing & Technology
Contextual Connection through Demographics Analysis with Rick Morse and Michael Whitman
Ideation to Implementation

11:00       DOCTalks on Finances

Building a Missional Budget & Stimulating a Culture of Financial Generosity with Bruce Barkhauer
Build a Financial Structure That Creates Sustainability
Stewardship with Bethany Lowery Watkins

Noon     Lunch

1:15        DOCTalks on Facilities & Holy Places

Reimagining Buildings as Holy Places
Keep the Lights On: Facilities as Community and Event Centers
Testimony from the Table & Modular Ministry: Uncommon Places of Worship

2:45        Track Session #6

6:00       Dinner

Friday

8:30       LEADLabs

Advanced Marketing & Technology with Tom Morse
Contextual Connection through Demographics Analysis with Rick Morse and Michael Whitman
Culture of Personal Spirituality & Self-Care

10:45      Commissioning Service