Our 16th year

of powerful 

and motivating

speakers …

Pre-Seminar: Tuesday—February 18, 2020

9:00-Noon Workshop on Cultivate an Extraordinary Team Culture with Jenni Catron. Do you wish your team was more aligned and working effectively together? Do you find yourself frustrated because staff are not making decisions based upon vision and values? Is your leadership development strategy disjointed and inconsistent?
Special enrollment needed.
9:00-Noon Workshop on Multisite Best Practices with Rich Birch. If your church considering launching a multisite campus this pre-conference is for you! Rich was an early multisite church pioneer who’s been in the driver’s seat for 13 launches will share best practices for readying your church for launch. Examine critical questions every church needs to wrestle before launching your first (or next) campus.
Special enrollment needed.
9:00-Noon Workshop on Church Analytics with Brad Leeper. Information on this critical topic will be posted soon. Brad is the principal of Generis and a leading expert in generosity and analytics. Through having helped thousands of church leaders in this area, he brings the best to the discussion.
Special enrollment needed.
1:00-4:00 Workshop on Coaching with Dr. Nathan Baxter. Churches that coach their leaders and volunteers discover that their investment pays off. Research continues to show that people want coaching. Your staff wants to know how to be more effective in their jobs and ministries.
Special enrollment needed.
1:00-4:00 Workshop for New XPs with Rich Birch. Are you a new Executive Pastor wondering where you should focus your time? Have you wanted to maximize your efforts and energy in this role, in a desire to help your church soar? Are you looking for an edge on how your role can create the biggest difference in the life of your church?
Special enrollment needed.
1:00-4:00 Workshop for Women Leaders/Women XPs with Jenni Catron. Join Jenni for a pre-seminar workshop designed to help you connect with other like-minded women and equip you with the tools to keep leading confidently as a woman in the XP seat.
Learn: How to cultivate confidence; strategies that will transform your work-life balance; how to effectively use your gifts, strengths and influence and how to lead with all of who you are for the Glory of God and the good of others.
Special enrollment needed.

Seminar Begins: Tuesday—February 18, 2020

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 19, 2020

7:30-8:20 Full breakfast with Brad Leeper. Is there anyone better to get us talking about this year’s theme, The Ancient Art of Teamwork? Brad brings national expertise in the fields of generosity, church and congregational teams and analytics. At the heart of any culture of generosity is a deep sense of how each person part of the team and overall teamwork. Brad is the President and Principal of Generis Partners.
8:30-8:40 Introduction to the 2020 XP-Seminar by by Fletch.
8:40-9:20 David Fletcher. Fletch doesn’t always bring a keynote address, although many folks want him to each year. He will take lessons-learned from 35 years of pastoral leadership and board experience and put the cookies on the bottom shelf. This will be practical and impactful.
9:20-9:35 CapinCrouse on a vital $$ topic from CPA experts with nationwide experience.
9:40-10:25 Foundations of Governance with The Church Lawyers, Middlebrook & Goodspeed—what your church needs to know about constitutions and by-laws. Is yours up to date? Have you filed necessary paperwork? Are you following your existing by-laws or do they need to be amended? What special items need to be in these documents, such as dissolution, church conflict resolution, officers, etc.
10:25-10:40 Church Boards: Best Practices and Good Relationships with Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). President Dan Busby and his team always bring top-level nationwide financial standards and outstanding resources. Dan’s recent book is Lessons From the Church Boardroom.
10:45-11:20 Brian Carter–Bryan is the Senior Pastor of Concord Church in Dallas. Preaching, teaching, and leadership are his life passions. Respectfully described as a “difference maker,” he gets great joy out of helping people to reach their full potential in Christ.
11:20-11:50 William Vanderbloemen on Staffing
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, President of HH Architects will talk with David about key building issues that your church needs.
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 20, 2020

7:45-8:30 Full breakfast … with a great talk on a key area of ministry. Sponsored by Thrivent Church Financing.
8:30-8:45 Time with Fletch … Hey ways to grow in the coming year. Don’t go home and get into the tyranny of the urgent. Plan your time and master your schedule. Make space for thinking and growth with other leaders. Fletch has helped so many leaders in this area. Learn from his years of experience.
8:45-9:20 Dan Reiland–Dan is Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He previously partnered with John Maxwell for twenty years, first as Executive Pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego, then as Vice President of Leadership and Church Development at INJOY.
9:20-9:35 Fletch and Troy Pollock. Troy is the Chief Ambassador for Pushpay. He and Fletch will continue their ongoing discussion about the future of electronic giving …
9:50-10:40 Luke Norsworthy–Luke is the Senior Minister of Westover Hills Church. Luke hosts the Newsworthy with Norsworthy Podcast, a weekly podcast discussing spirituality, Christianity, and anything else that seems news worthy. In more than 300 podcasts, Luke interviews leading thinkers such as N. T. Wright, Barbara Brown Taylor, Miroslav Volf, Walter Brueggemann and John Ortberg.
10:40-11:00 Dave Milam of Visioneering Studios
11:10 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.”