Dave loves helping people find their way back to God and starting new churches. Dave also provides visionary leadership for NewThing and President of the Exponential Conference, equipping church planting leaders around the world. He is the author of The BIG IDEA (2007), Exponential (2010), On The Verge (2011), Discover Your Mission Now (2013) and Finding Your Way Back To God (2014). Dave will be leading us in a number of ways at Congress 2017, including through sharing some of the huge global trends in church planting that he sees as we all seek to become ‘Level 5 Churches'.
Daniel Im, LifeWay Christian Resources
Daniel Im is the Founder of NewChurches.com and the Director of Church Multiplication for LifeWay Christian Resources. Originally from Canada (!) Daniel is a Teaching Pastor at The Fellowship, a multisite church in Nashville. He is the author of No Silver Bullets: Five Small Shifts that will Transform Your Ministry, and co-author of Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (2nd ed) with Ed Stetzer. He also hosts the New Churches Q&A Podcast. He has an M.A. in Global Leadership and has served and pastored in church plants and multisite churches ranging from 100 people to 50,000 people in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Korea, Edmonton, and Nashville.
Bill Hogg, C2C Network
Dr Bill Hogg is National Missiologist for C2C Network where helps leaders and established churches think and act like missionaries. Born in Scotland and with experience as a pastor, professor and evangelist, Bill brings a deep passion for evangelism as the core engine of church planting, to Congress 2017.
Jared Siebert, New Leaf Network
Jared Siebert, currently serves as the National Director for Church Development for the Free Methodist Church in Canada and Director of the New Leaf Network, a Canadian network that cultivates, supports & shares the stories of church planters, starters and innovators from across our nation. Jared brings a passion for the church planting for the ‘Nones the Dones’ to Congress 2017.
Bechara Karkafi, FEB Arabic
Bechara serves as Church Planting Catalyst amongst the Arabic-speaking and Arabic-culture peoples in Canada, for the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptists. Bechara is an inspiring new voice within our Church Planting Canada leadership and will be inspiring us about the growing opportunities for seeing new churches planted for new Canadians.
Marie-France Lamarche, Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada
For 15 years, Marie-France has served as a missionary and evangelist among post-secondary students in Quebec and now along with her family, leads an innovative revitalization of a small church in the Gaspé Peninsula. Marie-France brings her experience of planting in a small town and with the joys of family life in a way that will inspire us all!
Christian Lachance, Association Chrétienne pour la Francophonie
Christian Lachance is the planting pastor of Mosaic Community Church in downtown Quebec City (planted in 2005). Since then this plant has grown to include Mosaic University for students at University Laval, Mosaic Sacré -Cœur in a Catholic Church last year, and this year Mosaic Hispano! He is also the catalyst for church planting at ACF and teaches on church planting at ITF (Institut de théologie pour la francophonie). He is married to Caroline and they have 3 daughters.