The Next Wave Pre-Conference

What is The Next Wave Pre-Conference?

A bonus experience for Exponential Orlando 2024

Exponential is hosting another Global Conference across three cities in 2024, and The Next Wave has been invited to host a pre-conference for their attendees in Orlando, FL on March 4-5 before the ONEIGHTY — The Return To Disciple Making conference begins.

Join other big dreamers at The Next Wave Pre-Conference for leading-edge insights from keynote speakers and collaborative strategizing on the unique challenges facing the 21st-century church today. Your purchase includes:

  • 1 ticket to the ONEIGHTY conference in Orlando, FL
  • 1 ticket to The Next Wave pre-conference’s:
    • 7 keynote sessions
    • Exclusive vendors
    • Networking opportunities
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The Next Wave Pre-Conference

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Our Pre-Conference Theme

Ride the Next Wave:
Doubting, Deconstructing, Neighboring,
and Creating Scrappy Churches

Culture is changing. Doubt and deconstruction are in, trusting churches for answers is out. But the Gospel is no stranger to change. If our faith communities are going to help make the Good News sound good again to a doubting, distant culture, we need new and daring approaches to community, planting, discipleship, and discourse. Join other cutting-edge leaders from the Next Wave as we unpack 21st-century strategies for online community, scrappy church planting, empathy for doubters and deconstructers, and regaining trust within local communities. The next wave of ministry is here. Let’s ride it together.

The Schedule

Monday, March 4

1 – 1:10 PM

Jason Bowman & Frank Wooden

1:10 – 1:30 PM

Session 1:
Surfing the Next Wave Together: Who’s in the room and why? (A Panel Conversation)
Jason Bowman & Frank Wooden

1:30 – 2:10 PM

Session 2:
12 Shifts: Necessary adjustments for 21st-century ministry emanating from the urban core
Steve Pike & Bryan Lindgren

2:10 – 2:20 PM


2:20 – 3:00 PM

Session 3:
Doubters Club: How to have conversations with those who disagree
Preston Ulmer

3:00 – 3:40 PM

Session 4:
Scrappy Church Start-Up: Emerging models from the west coast
Bryan Lindgren

3:40 – 3:50 PM


3:50 – 4:20 PM

Session 5:
The Reimagined Church: Transitioning your ministry to ride the 21st-century wave
Steve Pike, Bryan Lindgren, and Dan Serdahl

4:20 – 5:00 PM

Session 6:
A Panel Conversation on the Next Wave: What is resonating, emerging, or hindering what’s next?
Panel: Preston Ulmer, Bryan Lindgren, Steve Pike, Dan Serdahl, and You
Led by: Frank Wooden and Jason Bowman

Tuesday, March 5

8 – 8:10 AM

Jason Bowman

8:10 – 8:55 AM

Session 7:
Deconstruct Faith; Find Jesus
Preston Ulmer

8:55 – 9:40 AM

Session 8:
The Next Wave of Church Growth Through Authenticity, Discipleship, and Causations
David Hawkins

9:40 – 9:50 AM


9:50 – 10:35 AM

Session 9:
Neighborliness: A practical framework for community engagement
David Docusen

10:35 – 11:30 AM

Session 10:
A Panel Conversation: What’s next on the Next Wave?
Panel: All Speakers
Led by: Jason Bowman

Meet our keynote speakers

Steve Pike

Author & Founder of The Next Wave

David Docusen

Author & CEO of The Neighborliness Center

Preston Ulmer

Author & Director of The Doubter’s Club

Jason Bowman

Strategist & Principle Partner at ArtSpeak Creative

Kayla & Bryan Lindgren

West Coast Church Planters

David Hawkins

Author and Pastor of Living the Word Church

The Next Wave Pre-Conference

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Conference Location

Orlando, FL

3000 S John Young Pkwy