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Announcing the MULTIPLY Church Development Conference

From October 22-26, the MULTIPLY Church Development Conference will take place in Colorado Springs, CO. Director of Church Development & Pastoral Services, John Pethtel, our Church Planting Task Force, and the Council on Ministry have been working to help provide an opportunity for those who are seeking to start new SDB expressions of faith or revitalizing the ministry that God has called them to.

We are partnering with Frontline Church Planting and their annual MULTIPLY Conference to serve SDBs. Leaders and speakers from around the country will gather for this weekend to share stories, knowledge, and strategies with one another. SDBs will have their own sessions as a cohort before and after to discuss specifically SDB related challenges.

We believe that there is great traction in advancing God’s Kingdom when mission-minded leaders gather to connect, reflect, and dream about what God is doing in our midst. There will be great content but we also believe that there will be great relationships built. It is our hope that by gathering leaders who dare to dream that God can and will do something fresh among SDBs that He will allow His work to be done among ordinary folks like us.


The weekend will start Thursday, October 22 after dinner time, with an introductory session with just SDBs. Friday and Saturday morning, we will join with others attending the MULTIPLY Conference where there will be a variety of topics and options of learning available through the main sessions and breakouts to speak to you where your ministry is currently at. During the rest of Saturday and Sunday morning, we will meet together again as SDBs to worship and talk about SDB-specific challenges in our ministries and to pray for one another.

The MULTIPLY Church Development Conference is open to all SDBs who are interested in breathing new life into their local church or our family of churches. There will be no cost for registration or for lodging (although this option is limited). The only cost is your food, time, and travel to Colorado Springs (There might even be a scholarship available for travel.) More information will come as we get closer to the date.
We are looking forward to seeing you or someone from your church there!

If you are interested in attending or have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Director of Church Development & Pastoral Services, John Pethtel –

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