February 20-21, 2013       Dallas Texas

The Seminar is the time for XPs, SPs and Church Leaders to come together, learn from national leaders and peers, and be life-long learners.

Larry Osborne

Larry Osborne

Dr. Larry Osborne—featured guest

Larry is one of the senior pastors at North Coast Church in northern San Diego County. North Coast is widely recognized as one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. He speaks and writes extensively on the subjects of leadership and spiritual formation.

Breaking Through Ceilings of Competency & Complexity

Sooner or later, every leader and every organization hits a ceiling of competency & complexity. Those who break through move on to new heights—those who don’t, flounder and die.

  • Why growth always increases complexity—and what to do about it.
  • How to recognize a genuine ceiling—and what to do about it.
  • Why the old ways suddenly stop working—and where to look for the best solution.
  • The two things that always need to change—and why they are resisted so fiercely.

Seminar Highlights

Dr. Nathan Baxter

Dr. Nathan Baxter

Nathan has been a SP and an XP, and has helped hundreds of SP-XP teams around the country. From “mentoring” to “360 reviews” to “the SP-XP relationship,” Nathan brings wisdom and experience.

Elder Kason Branch COO, Concord Church

Elder Kason Branch

He began his career in AT&T’s prestigious Leadership Development Program. He is now the COO of Concord Church, responsible for leading 40 full time staff. Kason provides leadership to church-wide initiatives such as capital campaigns and facility expansion. Under his leadership is the Ministry Operations & Operations Support of Finance, Human Resources, Facilities Management, Security, Multimedia, and Marketing.


Rev. Brian Carter

Pastor Carter became the Senior Pastor of the historic Concord Church in Dallas. Dr. E.K. Bailey had been their famous pastor for many years. Pastor Carter took over and has taken the church to new heights, revitalizing this historic church, going from 3,000 to 6,000 in worship in 9 years. Case Study on Concord Church of Dallas.

Dr. David Fletcher

Dr. David Fletcher

David is the Founder and Host of XPastor, with its unique format of nationally known authors, current thinking from leaders, and pastors from cutting-edge churches. No one has the mix of thought and practice that XPastor offers. The Seminar brings together XPs, SPs and church leaders from around North America. This key event will train and motivate new and existing leaders.

David Middlebrook Matt Anthony

Keynote on Legal & Compensation Issues

For several years XPastor has brought the outstanding legal perspectives of Matt Anthony and David Middlebrook. We all want to keep current with the best practices on challenging issues. David and Matt are nationally noted attorneys who have helped thousands of churches across America. They get rave reviews at XP-Seminars and bring vital information every year. This year they will address compensation practices and compliance:

  • What is the role of compensation studies?
  • Should you form an independent compensation committee?
  • What documentation is necessary for housing allowances?
  • What are the legal issues concerning 403(b) plans?

short-ridePeople Patterns

All attendees receive three free uses of the People Patterns Giftedness Indicator.

Seminar WorkshopThe Short Ride

7 people. 7 topics. 7 minutes each. New for XPastor will be a revised lunch format on Wednesday, featuring “short rides” on hot topics. Stay tuned as these will be announced soon. Terse. To the point. Clear. Impactful.


We will have 20 workshops. Hear from some of the best church leaders from North America. You will hear from well known, big church leaders and also a great collection of medium-sized church leaders— people who are coming up with innovative solutions. Hear from your peers! Two afternoons of workshops. The workshop leaders are church leaders who speak from their areas of expertise. They talk to you as “one skilled leader to another.”

“You do a conference well—the notebook, content, organization, website, and communication were ALL top notch. —I enjoyed the presentations and the people.”


  • Matt Anthony, Attorney, The Church Law Group, Grapevine, Texas
  • Scott Barfoot, Director, Doctor of Ministry Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas, Texas
  • Dr. Nathan Baxter, Lead-Self Lead-Others, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Andrew Behm, Executive Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Winchester, Virginia
  • Dr. Warren Bird, Director of Research and Intellectual Capital, Leadership Network, New York City, New York
  • David Bixby, Pastor of Operations, Austin Ridge Bible Church, Austin, Texas
  • Glen Blanscet, Executive Pastor, First Baptist Church, Carrollton, Texas
  • Mike Bonem, XP Author & Speaker, Bellaire, Texas
  • Joel Botello, Executive Pastor, Westoverhills Assembly of God Church, San Antonio, Texas
  • Kason Branch, Chief Operating Officer, Concord Church, Dallas, Texas
  • Greg Brooks, Executive Pastor, First Baptist Church At The Villages, The Villages, Florida
  • Dr. Tyler Brown, Executive Pastor, First Christian, Florissant, Missouri
  • Ben Brummett, Men’s Ministry Intern, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Paul Burr, Pastor of Ministry Operations and Development, Redeemer Bible Church, Minnetonka, Minnesota
  • Mark Carey, Senior Pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Winchester, Virginia
  • Brian Carter, Senior Pastor, Concord Church, Dallas, Texas
  • Steve Caton, VP of Acquisition, Church Community Builder, Colorado Springs, Colorado church_web: http://www.churchcommunitybuilder.com/
  • Rob Cizek, Executive Pastor, Northshore Christian Church, Everett, Washington
  • Rick Clapp, Executive Director, Operations, Mountain Springs Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Houston Clark, Co-Founder & Principal, Clark, Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Errol Coner, Executive Pastor, Christ the Rock Community Church, Cooper City, Florida
  • Neal Cordle, Executive Pastor, Fruit Cove Baptist Church, St. Johns, Florida
  • Scott Cougill, Executive Pastor, Pacific Crossroads Church, Los Angeles, California
  • Larry Davis, Executive Pastor, Plymouth Park Baptist Church, Irving, Texas
  • Mark DeMoss, Manager, Professional Services, Active Faith, Irving, Texas
  • Chuck Donnels, Managing Principal, Gdirect, Rocklin, California
  • Steve Downs, Executive Pastor, RiverLakes Community Church, Bakersfield, California
  • Bryan Eck, Lead Team Pastor, Irving Bible Church, Irving, Texas
  • Bill Egner, Executive Pastor, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Victor Erwin, Lay Leader, Pantego Bible Church, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Gerald Farley, Stewardship Strategist, Generis Partners, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Dr. David Fletcher, XP & Founder of XPastor, Austin, Texas
  • Tami Fletcher, Executive Assistant of XPastor, Akron, Ohio
  • Justin Frazier, Associate Pastor, Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church, Allen, Texas
  • Paul Gilbert, Executive Pastor, Four Oaks Church, Tallahassee, Florida
  • John Gordon, Executive Pastor, Wayside Chapel EFCA, San Antonio, Texas
  • J. P. Gradone, Executive Pastor, Central Church, Collierville, Tennessee
  • Chris Groff, Associate Pastor, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Chris Gunnare, Chief Operating Officer, Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Gus Gustafson, Chief Transformation Officer, Lutheran Church of Hope, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Chip Hackney, Executive Pastor, Kainay Community Church, Fruitport, Michigan
  • Rick Hale, Senior Pastor, Grace Community Church, Roswell, New Mexico
  • Steve Hartwick, Executive Pastor, First Baptist Church, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Parris Hayashi, Executive Pastor, Grace Bible Church Pearlside, Pearl City, Hawaii
  • Nick Henderson, Executive Pastor, River Valley Christian Fellowship, Bastrop, Texas
  • Brad Heykoop, Director of Operations, WaterStone Community Church, Littleton, Colorado
  • Kassi Hill, Pastor’s Wife, Silverdale Baptist Church, Bremerton, Washington
  • Paul Hill, Executive Pastor, Silverdale Baptist Church, Bremerton, Washington
  • Reagan Hillier, President, Worlds of Wow, Argyle, Texas
  • J.D. Holt, Pastor of Ministries, Fellowship Bible Church, Topeka, Kansas
  • Jeff Hook, General Manager, Active Faith, Irving, Texas
  • Brian Horn, Director, XPastor, Austin, Texas
  • Andrew Hummel, Communications Director, Reality LA, Los Angeles, California
  • Brett Inman, Executive Pastor of Ministry, Christ Community Church, Tucson, Arizona
  • Taylor Jackson, Executive Pastor, Grace Bible Church Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Gary Judd, Associate Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida
  • Ron Keener, Editor of ChurchExecutive Magazine, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Ralph Kelley, Executive Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Dean King, Executive Pastor, River Pointe Church, Richmond, Texas
  • Scott Landon, Executive Director, Wheaton Bible Church, West Chicago, Illinois
  • Rodney Lara, Senior Pastor, Judson Baptist Church, Oak Park, Illinois
  • Brad Leeper, President & Principal, Generis Partners, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tim Leonard, Director of Family Ministries, Grace Church, Netcong, New Jersey
  • Greg Lingle, Executive Pastor, Mansfield Bible Church, Mansfield, Texas
  • Scott Long, Administrative Pastor, Gateway Church, Findlay, Ohio
  • David Lyons, Founder and President of MinisterSearch, Lewisville, Texas
  • Mike Mann, Executive Pastor, San Ramon Presbyterian Church, San Ramon, California
  • Derek Maxson, Chairman, Sierra Bible, Sonora, California
  • Ron May, Executive Pastor, Wildwood Church, Eat Moline, Illinois
  • Brad McKerley, Executive Pastor, Southpointe, Leesburg, Florida
  • Cody McQueen, Life Stage 2 Pastor, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Dave Michener, Executive Pastor, Bridgeway Community Church, Columbia, Maryland
  • David Middlebrook, Attorney, The Church Law Group, Grapevine, Texas
  • Brett Miley, Administrative Pastor, Evangelical Free Church, Bloomington, Illinois
  • Kevin Miller, Church Administrator, Foothills Christian Church, El Cajon, California
  • Sylvia Miller, Assistant to Senior Pastor, Foothills Christian Church, El Cajon, California
  • Fred Neal, Executive Pastor, Harvest Community Church, Kittanning, Pennsylvania
  • Scott Nelson, Principal, HH Architects, Dallas, Texas
  • Michael Nichols, Executive Pastor, First Baptist, Midlothian, Texas
  • Cary Nick, Senior Pastor, RiverLakes Community Church, Bakersfield, California
  • Lendell Nolan, Pastor of Ministry, Grace Community Church, Roswell, New Mexico
  • Frank ONeill, Executive Pastor, Shelter Rock Church, Manhasset, New York
  • Darrell Owens, Senior Pastor, Christ the Rock Community Church, Cooper City, Florida
  • Alex Poirier, Executive Pastor, Emmanuel Bible Chapel, Berwick, Pennsylvania
  • Derek Prezzano, Executive Pastor, Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle, Smithtown, New York
  • Bo Richardson, Executive Pastor, Rose Heights Church, Tyler, Texas
  • Eric Rojas, Executive Pastor, Christ Community Church, St. Charles, Illinois
  • Daniel Rolfe, Lead Pastor, Mountain Springs Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Tim Samuel, Chief Financial Officer, Bridgeway Community Church, Columbia, Maryland
  • Luke Samuelson, Connect Director, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Joe Sanchez, Executive Pastor, 121 Community Church, Grapevine, Texas
  • Cody Sandahl, Associate for Discipleship, First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • Brad Simmons, Church Planting Catalyst, Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Association, Wichita, Kansas
  • Lorenzo Smith, Executive Pastor, Reality LA, Los Angeles, California
  • Eric Soon, Director, Professional Services, Active Faith, Irving, Texas
  • Mindy Sutton, Executive Director, Expansion, Mountain Springs Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • John Szablowski, Executive Pastor, The Bridge Bible Church, Bakersfield, California
  • John Travis, Director of Operations, Reality LA, Los Angeles, California
  • Mark Tulloch, Deacon, Faith Baptist Church, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
  • Sutton Turner, Executive Pastor, Mars Hill Church, Seattle, Washington
  • Paul Utnage, XP, Springhill Presbyterian Church, Bozeman, Montana
  • Steve VanPoolen, Executive Pastor, Crossroads Bible Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Rick von Albrecht, Executive Pastor of Administration, Christ Community Church, Tucson, Arizona
  • Rick Wagner, Senior Pastor, Evangelical Free Church, Bloomington, Illinois
  • Matthew Ware, Executive Pastor and Worship Pastor, Victory Church, Westminster, Colorado
  • Garth Warren, Executive Pastor, Christ Church, Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Drew Wilborn, Associate Pastor, Antioch Church, Dallas, Texas
  • Jerry Wilson, Executive Director of Campus Development, Mountain Springs Church, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Ryan Wong, Sacramento, California
  • Bruce Woody, President, HH Architects, Dallas, Texas
  • Jonathan Wright, XP, Grace Church, Eden Prairie, Minnesota
  • Rick Wright, Senior Associate Pastor, The Falls Church Anglican, Falls Church, Virginia

“The topics were relevant to where I am at both personally and professionally.”


Tuesday, February 19

7:30 Registration & Dessert Evening welcome and social in the Beverly Ballroom. Join us for this informal time to pick up your materials, talk to old friends and meet some new ones. Dessert is open to all.

Wednesday, February 20

Randy Marsh

Randy Marsh

Full Breakfast sponsored by ECCU with special speaker Randy Marsh on “Financial Benchmarks That Keep Your Ministry on Mission.” Liquidity: How do you build that? – staying on mission – key indicators. Everyone wants to know how much cash is enough and how to keep it.



David Middlebrook

David Middlebrook

Matt Anthony