Let’s Connect at Exponential West

Are you going to be at Exponential West next week? You should. It’s a great opportunity to learn from Kingdom leaders, network and be inspired. 

NewThing will be there and I’d love to connect with you. Here are some ways we can do that:

  • Attend one of the WORKSHOPS I am hosting. I promise they’re going to be fun and inspiring!
  • Stop by our NewThing BOOTH. We’ve got something really special planned there so be sure to check it out.
  • Join us for a SLICE at our FREE Pizza Party Wednesday afternoon. Dave and Jon Ferguson will be there along with other peeps from our team. We’d love to talk to you about how we can help you catalyze church planting. Bring your teams!
  • And if you’re REALLY interested in partnering with us (#Kingdom) then plan to attend our FREE VIP Dinner on WEDNESDAY NIGHT. Seating is limited. Come and see us at our BOOTH to get your ticket.

One last thing: Be sure to download the NewThing APP to keep connected to all things NewThing!


Let’s connect at Exponential East 2017!

If you’re going to be at Exponential East then I’d love to meet you! 

NewThing will be hosting several events for us to connect. Specifically, the House Party on Wednesday, April 26th would be a great opportunity for you and your teams to  hang-out with us. It’s free but we do need you to REGISTER HERE.

In addition, I will also be doing two workshops that I’d love to invite you and your teams to attend.

Here are the details…

Workshop Session 3: How to Start a Network of Multiplying Churches in Your City

What will it take to change the spiritual landscape of your city or region? One church can’t do it alone. But a network of churches collaborating can. Join Patrick O’Connell and Tom McGehee of NewThing for a quick but comprehensive look at how to start a new reproducing network of churches in your city. As the director of NewThing, Patrick has helped leaders in the USA, Europe and Asia start new networks that in turn plant new churches. Tom has helped leaders all over the world and is an expert in collaborative learning. This will be a practical workshop to help lead pastors, networks and church planters work together to do more for the Kingdom.
Time: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Education Building (E1) – Room 315

Session 4: Creating a Leadership Pipeline in Your Church or Multisite

Churches can only multiply if there are leaders ready to lead at new locations. Join Patrick O’Connell for a fast-paced look at how to fill your leadership pipeline so that you’re ready to grow. As the director of NewThing Network, Patrick will join with other NewThing leaders to share ways to cultivate a culture of leadership development and look at the practical skills needed for campus pastors and church planters to shepherd and operate a start-up church.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Education Building (E1) – Room 316

Our NewThing Team will be hosting lots of other workshops so GO HERE to find out more details.

See you at Exponential!

Looking Forward to Exponential!

If you’re heading to Exponential later this month I’d love to connect.

NewThing will have plenty going so check the program guide. We also have a pre-conference and I will be hosting a workshop. If you’re interested in learning more about us, please come to the FREE AfterHours Event on Wednesday Evening. Here are more details.

Here some details.

Pre Conference
Title: Leadership Culture – Led by NewThing 
NewThing is offering a unique event. Dave and Jon Ferguson, co-authors of Exponential and co-founders of Community Christian Church and NewThing, will be sharing their story and practical skills on how to reproduce leaders at all levels. You will also get a chance to hear from Troy McMahon, lead pastor of Restore Christian Church; Janet McMahon, small group director at Restore Christian Church; Bob Bouwer, lead pastor of Faith Church, Jeff Boriss, arts director and champion at Community Christian Church and Patrick O’Connell, director of NewThing and many other leaders who have lived out the principles talked about in Exponential. We will walk through topics like:
• The Leadership Path
• Apprentice: Come Follow Me
• Reproducing Groups
• Reproducing Artists
• Reproducing Multiple Sites
• Reproducing Networks & Movements
Time: Monday, 1:00-5:00pm & Tuesday, 9:00-11:30am
LocationStudent Center – SC 101B

Workshop Session 5: How to Create a Reproducing Culture in Your Church or Church Plant
We talk about wanting to reproduce leaders and churches but exactly how do we do it? How do we create a culture that catalyzes reproducing in our churches? In this workshop we will help you understand three powerful elements of any reproducing culture. And we will explore how you can use those elements to create a culture of reproducing in your church or church plant.
Time: Thursday, May 1, 8:45-9:45am
LocationEducation Building – E2 301E

NewThing After Hours Event at BB Kings!

Then join us for our exclusive After-Hours Event at B.B. Kings Blue Club on Wednesday, April 30th. It’s FREE and it’s going to be a great way for us to connect. REGISTER HERE.

Our special guest will be Michael Frost. Michael is an internationally recognized Australian missiologist and one of the leading voices in the international missional church movement. His books are required reading in colleges and seminaries around the world and he is much sought after as an international conference speaker. Frost is the Vice Principal of Morling College and the founding Director of the Tinsley Institute, a mission study centre located at Morling College in Sydney, Australia.

“Michael Frost is a rare combination of brilliant thought leader and world-class communicator! Every time he speaks I lean in to make sure I don’t miss a word.” – Dave Ferguson

Our After Hours event is intended to be fun-filled night of food, music and relationship building for anyone interested in learning more about NewThing and how we might be able to help you do your thing.


You’re gonna want to ensure you make time for you and your team to attend. This will be your opportunity to hear from visionary leaders, Dave and Jon Ferguson, about our call to create movements of reproducing churches and how you might be part of that. It will be a great opportunity for us to get to know you and what God is doing through you.

We really want to see you there. Our After-Hours Event is FREE and only those who REGISTER HERE will be able to get in.

 See you at Exponential!