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MULTIPLY Church Development Conference

From October 19-21, the third annual MULTIPLY Church Development Conference will take place in Colorado Springs, CO. The Director of Church Development 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 their ministry to have a place to learn and connect.

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, after, and during 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 as He allows His work to be done among ordinary folks like us.

The weekend will start Thursday, October 19 at dinner time, with an introductory panel session with some of the speakers. On Friday 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. On Saturday, 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 who are interested in breathing new life into their local church or our family of churches. There will be no cost for registration or food (on Friday and Saturday). The only cost for you is lodging ($100 unless you make your own arrangements) and your travel. (There might be scholarships available.) We are looking forward to seeing you or a team from your church there!

You can register for MULTIPLY 2017 right here


“MULTIPLY was a gathering of leaders who are pushing into new territory while attempting to encourage other pioneers with shared tools, experiences, prayer, testimony, and vision. I believe this is the kind of wineskin that God will use to shape our church in for years to come.” – 2016 MULTIPLY Church Development Conference Attender

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Prior to 5pm     Arrive at Ponderosa 
5pm                    Leave Ponderosa for Colorado Springs and dinner
6:30pm              Pre-Conference at Third Space Coffee 

Friday, October 20, 2017
8:45am               MULTIPLY Conference at Vanguard Church

Saturday, October 21, 2017
11am                    Worship at SpringsLife Church
4pm                     SDB Cohort at Ponderosa

You are free to arrange your own lodging. There are hundreds of hotels in Colorado Springs. If you make your own housing arrangements, you will also need to make your own transportation arrangements. 

For $100, you can get three nights of lodging at Ponderosa. Transportation will be provided to and from events if you lodge at Ponderosa. Linens will be provided. 

Transportation will be provided to and from the Colorado Springs Airport (COS). If you fly into another airport, you will need to your own transportation. 
NOTE: There is a shuttle that goes from the Denver Airport to Monument. Transportation can be provided to and from the shuttle stop in Monument. 

Meals are on your own for Thursday and Sunday. It is suggested that you try to grab lunch before arriving at Ponderosa on Thursday. There will be continental breakfast items available on Sunday morning at Ponderosa.
Meals will be provided Friday and Saturday. 

Dress for the weekend is casual. However, in Colorado, it is possible for us to experience all four seasons in one day. So you may want to pack an umbrella or a jacket in case.