Our 15th year

of powerful 

and motivating

speakers …

Tuesday—February 19, 2019


Pre-Seminar Coaching Workshop with Dr. Nathan Baxter—special enrollment needed.

1:00-4:00 Pre-Seminar Workshop for New XPs with Rich Birch–special enrollment needed.

Pre-Seminar Generosity Workshop with Brad Leeper—special enrollment needed.

7:30-8:30 XP-Seminar Registration and Dessert. We like to begin with an evening welcome and social in the Beverly Ballroom. Join us for this informal time to pick up your materials, get your free books from the huge selection, talk to old friends and meet some new ones. Coffee and a cookie dessert is open to all (spouses are welcome to join you for this dessert time!)

Wednesday—February 20, 2019

7:30 Full breakfast with Fletch and Troy Pollock … this will get the XP-Seminar kicked off with a focus on doing ministry that is merciful, compassionate, just, generous and honest. Fletch will also give an orientation to the Seminar.
8:30-8:40 Orientation by Fletch.
8:40-9:20 Shining Light on Church Security | Let it Bang!? by Steven Goodspeed. Steven is a shareholder in Middlebrook & Goodspeed PLLC, The Church Lawyers and has practiced law for eighteen years. He regularly represents clients nationwide in the area of nonprofit and for-profit transactional law, focusing primarily on churches, religious organizations, camps, outdoor recreational organizations, colleges and universities.
9:20-9:40 Follow-up discussion with Fletch and Rob Faulk of CapinCrouse on Church Financial Security and Fraud Prevention.
9:45-10:20 Shining Light on The ABC’s of Campus Expansion, Adoption and Development—Done with Compassion by Eric Rojas. Eric is the XP of Rolling Hills Community Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a coach, developer and overseer of the staff and ministries with 14 years of experience as an XP.
10:20-10:40 Follow-up discussion with Fletch and Dave Milam of Visioneering Studios on Expansion, Selecting a Site for Maximum Impact and Renovation Issues.
10:45-11:20 Shining Light on Uncommon Financial Sense by Mike Batts. Mike is the managing partner of Batts Morrison Wales and Lee. He has more than 30 years of experience serving nonprofit organizations in a variety of ways. He advises nonprofit organizations on matters related to board governance, financial reporting, tax compliance and strategy, risk management, corporate structure, international activities, and related topics.
11:20-11:40 Follow-up discussion with Fletch and Dan Busby, President of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, on Financial Standards for Your Church.
12:00 short-rideLunch with A Short Ride on a Hot Topic. As we eat, it is a time to hear a different perspective on church–innovative, creative, Jesus focused. Bruce Woody will be speaking on “Buildings and Church Security.” Be challenged to continue on in life and ministry in this lunch.
1:15-2:15 Workshops: Session 1
2:15 Afternoon snack on first floor
2:30-3:30 Workshops: Session 2
3:45-4:45 Workshops: Session 3
Take an XP/SP friend to dinner! Schedule it early with someone from your state or similar-sized church. We saw scores of people do this last year.

Thursday—February 21, 2019

7:45 Full breakfast with a talk on ministry with David Fletcher and two leaders of Thrivent: Kari Boyce, Business Development Director and Chris Lewis, Senior Relationship Manager.
8:30-8:45 Time with Fletch
8:45-9:20 Keynote Session by Kathleen Turpin (JD, CPCU, AIM). Shining Light on Sexual Harassment and MisconductKathleen is the vice president of Human Resources with Brotherhood Mutual. She joined Brotherhood Mutual as a litigation specialist in the claims department, became associate corporate counsel and now is VP for HR.
9:50-10:40 Keynote by Carey Nieuwhof.  Shining Light on Spiritual Leadership. Carey is the founding pastor of Connexus Church, a growing multi-campus church north of Toronto and strategic partner of North Point Community Church.
10:40-11:00 Shining Light on Hiring: Behind the Scenes Lessons in Interviewing with William Vanderbloemen.
11:00 Break for Lunch—Pick up lunch outside the Ballroom and take it to a workshop
11:30-12:30 Lunch Workshops: Session 4
12:45-1:45 Workshops: Session 5
2:00-3:00 Workshops: Session 6
Have a safe trip home

“I’m truly excited about the excellence of this seminar.”