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Leadership Development Conference

October 5-6, 2022
Greensboro, NC

Develop yourself, develop your people, develop your ministry. 

Are you a church leader looking to create a better leadership development pipeline in your ministry? Join us for two days of workshopping plans, establishing relationships, and strengthening your ministry.

Day 1: Developing You As A Leader

Before you begin helping others grow, it is crucial that you understand the Character, Competency, and Calling necessary to lead in the church. Day one will include three main stage sessions with worship, Q&A by Collaborative Church leaders and main sessions led by J.D. Greear, Bryan Loritts, and Andrew Hopper. 

Day 2: Developing Other Leaders 

There are thousands of books and processes that promise to take your leadership development to the highest level. Many have great advice, but the sheer amount of it is overwhelming. Our goal is to give a simple and reproducible plan of leader development so that everyone in your ministry is growing. 

Come ready to put pen to paper on how to develop your high level leaders, creating a system of development for everyone in your ministry. 

Main sessions and ministry specific opportunities are led by ministry leaders from a variety of Collaborative Churches. Ministry opportunities for everyone, including but not limited to, executives, leads, operations, kids, students, worship, discipleship and communications. 

J.D. Greear

Summit Church

J.D. Greear is the pastor of The Summit Church, in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Under Pastor J.D.’s leadership, the Summit has grown from a plateaued church of 300 to one of over 12,000. Pastor J.D. has led the Summit in a bold vision to plant 1,000 new churches by the year 2050.

Pastor J.D. Greear has authored several books, including Just Ask (2021), What Are You Going to Do with Your Life? (2020), Searching for Christmas (2020), Above All (2019), Not God Enough (2018), Gaining by Losing (2015), Gospel (2011), and others. Summit Life with J.D. Greear is a daily, half hour radio broadcast featuring the teaching of Pastor J.D.

Pastor J.D. completed his Ph.D. in Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention. Pastor J.D. and his wife Veronica are raising four kids: Kharis, Alethia, Ryah, and Adon.

Bryan Loritts

Summit Church

Dr. Bryan Loritts is the privileged husband of Korie, and the graced father of three sons–Quentin, Myles, and Jaden. He serves as a teaching pastor at The Summit Church in North Carolina. He is the award-winning author of seven books including Saving the Saved: How Jesus Saves Us from Try-Harder Christianity into Performance-Free Love, which was given the Christianity Today Award of Merit, and his latest release, The Dad Difference. Dr. Loritts co-founded Fellowship Memphis in 2003, and later founded The Kainos Movement, an organization committed to seeing the multiethnic church become the new normal in our world, where he serves as president. In addition to his responsibilities as a pastor, Dr. Loritts travels extensively throughout the world preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ at conferences and events, as well as serving on the board of trustees for Biola University and Pine Cove Christian Camps.

Andrew Hopper

Mercy Hill Church, Greensboro, NC

Sent out from the Summit Church in 2012, Andrew Hopper serves as the Lead Pastor of Mercy Hill Church. The Lord has been gracious over the last 10 years, as Mercy Hill has grown into a multi-site church with 4 campuses in the Triad Region and 4 church plants across North America. Andrew attended North Greenville University for undergraduate studies and completed his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Anna, with their four children, enjoy spending time on their hobby farm and investing in local adoption and foster care ministries.

Freddy T. Wyattt

Real Life Sango

Ryan Brooks

Vertical Church

Matt Dean

Grace Auburn

Hilary Smith

The Bridge Church

Wednesday, October 5th

  • 9:00 Registration
  • 9:30 Main Session 1: Character
  • 11:00 Main Session 2: Competency
  • 12:30 Food Truck Lunch
  • 2:00 Main Session 3: Calling
  • 4:00 End of Day

Thursday, October 6th.

  • 9:30 Collaborative Development Orientation
  • 11:00 Developing Other Leaders Workshop
  • 12:00 Ministry Breakout Lunch
  • 2:00 End of Conference

Join us October 5 – 6 in Greensboro, NC at Mercy Hill Church.

  • $50 registration fee for any Collaborative Church staff or volunteer leader.
  • $150 registration fee for any other church leader.
  • Free registration for special invited guests (coupon code needed).
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