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Ignite is a ministry-transforming event where church staff and leaders gather to increase leadership and best practices while being encouraged to influence the world through church planting and multiplication.

What if your church could go viral? What if our movement could do the same? Stop adding churches and begin multiplying churches. Join us for Ignite 2016 as we discover how to take churches viral!

Speakers

Lee Stephenson

Lee
Stephenson

Executive Director of Church Planting for Converge

@PastorLeeS

As executive director of Converge Church Planting, Lee is passionate about starting new churches, but also helping established churches thrive and prepare to reach the next generation. He thrives on assisting pastors and those in ministry to think through leadership challenges and strategically plan for the future.

Besides being the son of a pastor, Lee has been in pastoral ministry for more than 16 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry and a master’s degree in Ministry. The greatest moments in his life are spent with his wife of 12 years, Melissa, and their two children.

Lee also enjoys camping, mountain biking, golfing, hanging with his family, watching movies with his wife and reading a good book. And yes, Lee is obsessed with Notre Dame football.

Darryn Scheske

Darryn
Scheske

Founding Pastor of Heartland Church

@DarrynScheske

Darryn Scheske is the founding pastor of Heartland Church, a multigenerational, multiethnic church in Indianapolis with a mission to love people well, lead people up and launch people out. In 2001, Darryn and his family moved to Indianapolis to launch Heartland Church without knowing anyone in the city. Today thousands experience Heartland Church in multiple locations and online. By God’s grace, over 2200 people have been baptized and Heartland has launched eight new churches.

Darryn is a third-generation pastor who inherited his love for people in the islands of the Caribbean, where he was raised. He and his wife, Loree, have been married for 25 years. They have a son and two daughters.

Ed Stetzer

Ed
Stetzer

Executive Director of Lifeway Research

@EdStetzer

Author of Subversive Kingdom: Becoming Agents of Gospel Transformation, The Mission of God Study Bible and many more

Ed Stetzer is the executive director of LifeWay Research, a prolific author and well-known conference and seminar leader. Ed has planted, revitalized and pastored churches on six continents, holds two masters degrees, two doctorates and has written dozens of articles and books. Ed is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. He is also the executive editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 500,000 individuals each week. Ed is executive editor of Facts & Trends magazine, a Christian leadership magazine with a circulation of 70,000 readers. He serves as visiting professor of Research and Missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and visiting research professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition, Ed also serves as lead pastor of Grace Church in Hendersonville, Tennessee, a congregation he planted in 2011.

Albert Tate

Albert
Tate

Founder & Lead Pastor of Fellowship Monrovia

@AlbertTate

Albert Tate is founding pastor of Fellowship Monrovia—one of the fastest-growing multiethnic churches in the country. He began in ministry pastoring in Mississippi before serving the historic Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California. For over 17 years Albert has preached the gospel around the world to tens of thousands of people from all walks of life. Hearing the call from God to plant a church, Albert and LaRosa, his wife of 13 years, launched Fellowship Monrovia in 2012. In its short history, this gospel-centered, multiethnic, intergenerational church has already established a solid foothold in the region.

Blending the power of storytelling with his own good sense of humor, Albert enjoys illustrating God’s amazing grace and love in church, academic and conference settings. Albert also serves on the board of trustees at Azusa Pacific University and the Fuller Youth Institute. He was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He and LaRosa have three children.

Breakouts

George Bedlion III
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George
Bedlion III

Joelle Hassler
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Joelle
Hassler

Michael Henderson
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Rev. Dr. Michael
Henderson

Diana Mescher
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Diana
Mescher

Ginger Barrett
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Ginger
Barrett

Rod Hairston
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Rod
Hairston

Nate Hettinga
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Nate
Hettinga

Jaya Birdwell
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Jaya
Birdwell

Danny Parmelee
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Danny
Parmelee

Gari Pisca
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Gari
Pisca

Nate Krueger
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Nate
Krueger

Dale Peterson
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Dale
Peterson

Bill Bush
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Bill
Bush

Clive Calver
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Clive
Calver

Ivan Veldhuizen
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Ivan
Veldhuizen

Randy Deal
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Randy
Deal

Zorin McGuire
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Zorin
McGuire

David Clark
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David
Clark

Jeff Gauss
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Jeff
Gauss

John Baxter
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John
Baxter

Luis Floriano
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Luis
Floriano

Mark Bjorlo
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Mark
Bjorlo

Marty Sawyers
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Marty
Sawyers

Melissa Stephenson
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Melissa
Stephenson

Ray Berry
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Ray
Berry

Ryan Emenecker
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Ryan
Emenecker

Sean Post
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Sean
Post

Steve Krier
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Steve
Krier

Tim Avery
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Tim
Avery

Jessy Padilla
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Jessy
Padilla

Marlan Mincks
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Marlan
Mincks

Dave Reno
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Dave
Reno

David Martinez
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David
Martinez

Scott McLean
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Scott
McLean

Rev. Twanna Henderson
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Rev. Twanna
Henderson

Todd Arrambide
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Todd
Arrambide

Brad Wilkerson
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Brad
Wilkerson

Bruce Hopler
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Bruce
Hopler

David Nelms
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David
Nelms

Mark Albretch
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Mark
Albretch

Sarah Wilkerson
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Sarah
Wilkerson

Scott Ridout
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Scott
Ridout

Dave Sutherland
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Dave
Sutherland

Kim Hill
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Kim
Hill

Venue

Sun Valley Community Church
Gilbert campus

456 E. Ray Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296

We are excited to host Ignite at Sun Valley Community Church in Gilbert, Arizona. You'll experience a thriving Converge church that hosts over 5,000 attendees each week across three campuses. Sun Valley has been recognized in Outreach magazine as one of the fastest-growing churches in America.

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Tuesday March 1

Wednesday March 2

Thursday March 3

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