August 25 & 26, 2021 

Arlington Heights, IL

This two-day workshop is critical for any denominational, associational, or network leader to understand how new churches impact the legacy of your organization. Whether you are a national, regional, or local church planting leader, you will gain a wealth of knowledge and practical insights from Gary Rohrmayer, Steve Pike, and Daniel Yang.

Meet the Presenters

Gary has served on every level of church planting from a church-planting intern, pioneer church planter to a national director of church planting.  After pioneering a church plant with his wife Mary, he assisted in planting 17 churches in 10 years in southeastern Wisconsin.

In 1998, Gary was asked to bring a new sense of energy and vision to a regional network within Converge that had been in decline for 10 years. Over the last 15 years, Converge MidAmerica has grown from 86 churches to over 500.  This new movement of churches has revolutionized this 169-year-old organization on all levels.

In 2006, Gary was asked to provide national leadership to Converge Church Planting where he laid the ground work for a united church planting surge throughout its 11 regional entities which led to the largest number of church plants in its 160 year history.  Ed Stetzer described Converge during this time as, “One of the leading church planting organizations in America.”

Gary and Mary have three grown children and live in the greater Chicago area.

Steve Pike is the President and Founder of Urban Islands Project, a national collaborative organization dedicated to increasing the presence of the Church in the urban core of America’s 40 largest urban centers.

Prior to initiating Urban Islands Project, Steve served as the Founding Director of the Church Multiplication Network. CMN serves church multipliers to effectively equip, strategically fund and innovatively network new faith communities in America. Since its formation in 2008, CMN has assisted with the starting of over 2,000 new congregations across every region of the US.

Steve is the co-author with Dr. Tom Nebel of “Leading Church Multiplication.”

Steve’s passion for church multiplication began in 1989 when Steve and his wife, Cherri, pioneered a new church that became the catalyst of a church planting movement in the state of Utah that continues to this day. The Pikes make their home in Denver, Colorado. They are blessed to be the parents of Lindsy and Jeremy and the grandparents of Myles, Koen and Wesley.

Daniel is the Director of the Send Institute, leading and overseeing all of its initiatives. Prior to directing the institute, he planted a church in Toronto where he also helped recruit, assess, and train church planters through the Send Network and the Release Initiative. Daniel has served on various church staffs including Northwood Church, led by Bob Roberts Jr., where he was trained as a church planter and involved in global and multi-faith engagement. Prior to church planting, Daniel was an engineer for eight years. He earned an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan, and is currently a Ph.D. Intercultural Studies student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

What will you learn?

Over the two-day workshop, we will do an in-depth examination of the Church Planting systems that can help accelerate your church planting movement’s spiritual dynamics, recruiting, funding, and resourcing for multiplication.

How do you create a spiritual atmosphere for multiplication?

How do you inspire leaders and churches to pray missionally?

How do you develop a pipeline of new church planters?

How do you create church planting residencies and internships?

How do you fund church planting to get the best results?

How do you ignite a self-funding church planting movement?

How do you resource churches to plant churches?

How do you celebrate churches that multiply churches?

Day 1:

8:30-9:00 – Check-in 
9:00-10:15 – Overview of the 8 Church Planting Systems
10:15-10:30 – Break
10:30-12:00 – Spiritual Dynamics

12:00-1:00 – Lunch provided
1:00-2:30 – Spiritual Dynamics/Recruiting
2:30-2:45 – Break
2:45-4:30 – Recruiting

Day 2:

9:00-10:15 – Recruiting/Funding
10:15-10:30 – Break
10:30-12:00 – Funding
12:00-1:00 – Lunch provided
1:00-3:00 – Resourcing Multiplication

Individual Rate - $200.00/person 

Group Rate -  $150.00/person (5 or more from same organization)

Includes lunches, resources and extras.

The cut-off date for a discounted rate for all hotels is August 5.
Breakfast included for up to 2 people per room
Breakfast included
$89/$99 based on single and double occupancy
Breakfast included
Wingate by Wyndham - Arlington Heights*
Grab and go breakfast available
*Please call Wingate directly to make reservations at 847-434-0300, or contact Frank Conforti via e-mail at

We exist to serve those leaders who are serving church planters.