If you are a church planter and you need a little love, a little affirmation and encouragement and a much needed break, I’d suggest that you plan on attending Exponential East 2014 this April 28-May 1, in Orlando, FL.
This annual church planting conference is something Dave and I have been attending for almost 10 years now. We are moved each year by really, really good speakers (Francis Chan and Tim Keller are two of my personal faves!) and delicious worship. When I say delicious, I mean it. Not only is the band usually amazing, but worshiping in a room with thousands of other Christ followers, from different nations and denominations, all gathered together to promote the gospel, always gives me goose bumps and thrills with small glimpses of what heaven might be like.
I encourage you to make whatever arrangements you need to make to get your kids taken care of and your church duties covered, so you and your spouse and staff (if possible) can come to Orlando to get some much needed R&R!
If you can’t make the conference in Orlando this month, don’t worry. This fall Saddleback Community Church (Rick Warren) will be hosting Exponential West. And SoCal is always nice in the fall!