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February 26th-28th, 2019

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Collegiate Church Planting Collaborative 2019 Schedule

Gracepoint BERKELEY - Alameda, CA

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Tuesday, February 26

2:00pm Check in (Gracepoint entry way)

5:00pm Welcome, Introductions & Tear Sheeting

5:45pm Break

6:00pm Plenary Gathering - Worship Room

7:15pm Welcome Meal 

8:30pm Host Homes pick-up guest


Wednesday, February 27

8:30am Breakfast provided @ Gracepoint

9:00am Devotion & Direction

9:30am Plenary Gathering

10:30am Break

10:45am White Boarding - Round 1

12:30pm Lunch (Gracepoint)

1:30pm Breakouts - Round 1

2:30pm Break

2:45pm White Boarding - Round 2

4:25pm Break

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Plenary Gathering

8:30pm Depart for Host Homes

Thursday, February 28

8:30am Breakfast provided at Gracepoint

9:00am Devotion & Direction  (Worship Area)

9:30am Breakouts - Round 2

10:30am Break

10:45am White Boarding - Round 3

12:15pm Lunch @ Gracepoint - (Worship Area)

1:30pm Breakout - Round 3

2:35pm  Break

2:45pm Whiteboarding - Round 4

4:15pm Break

6:15pm Takeaways & Next Steps

7:00pm Prayer Gathering & Next Steps (Worship Area)

7:30pm Potluck Dinner


Friday, March 1

Depart for home.


Subject to change

Wednesday 1:30 PM

  1. Building Strong Staff Health - Solomon Rexius - Berkeley Room

  2. North Of the Border: Insights to Planting Well in Canadian Universities - Robin Waller - Middle School

  3. When the Medium Becomes the Message: The Pros and Cons of Church Planting Residencies - Mike McDaniel - Joyland Room

  4. Dream Bigger: Launch your Campus work to reach Global Universities - Jack Rogers - High School Room

  5. Panel: Creating Systems of Care for Church Planters and Spouses  - Ed & Kelly Kang, Keith & Paige Wieser - B- Middle

Thursday 9:30 AM

  1. Ministering as a Couple: The Impact of Working as Equal Partners - Manny & Sunny Kim - High School Rm

  2. Shortcuts (and Longcuts) for Raising Up Church Planters from Within - Keith Wieser and Jacob Dahl - Joyland Room

  3. Leadership in A Crisis Moment - Scott Kindig - Middle School Rm

  4. Leadership Succession - Mark Vance - Berkeley Rm

  5. Building a Multisite Church Around Distributed Leadership - Adam Pursel - B- Middle

Thursday 1:30 PM

  1. Empowering Women for Leadership - Mark Vance and Kendra Gustafson -High School Rm

  2. Building College Ministry Culture to Accelerate Church Planting - Wes Smith and Elizabeth Hughes - Joyland Room

  3. Leadership in A Crisis Moment - Scott Kindig - Middle School

  4. Strategies to Finance Church Planting from Within - Daniel & Sarah Kim B- Middle

  5. Pathways (back) towards Meaningful Movement Luke Francis -Berkeley Room

What is a Collaborative?

Collaborative is a gathering of current and future innovators working to strategically plant churches in university contexts. This biannual event brings multiplying leaders together to examine ministry methods, share best practices, learn from other leaders, build relationships among key influencers and tackle the most strategic questions of accelerating the Gospel through university settings.

During the three-days of Collaborative, invitees move in and out of large group and small group (Cohort) sessions, participate in breakouts, engage plenary sessions and doing family meals. Every participant has the opportunity to hear from field experts as well as to contribute their knowledge and experience to the collective learning of the Collaborative.  By Collaborative’s end, all attendees will walk away with 1) a deeper understanding of their own system, 2) a broader view of effective ministry in university settings and 3) an actionable team generated plan with next steps to accelerate planting through their church.


Collaborative is an immersive, church planting accelerator event sponsored by the Send Network. What to learn more? Find them here:"



The Collaborative will be hosted by Gracepoint Berkeley in Alameda, California. The church building is located just 4 minutes away from the Oakland International Airport.



Participants should plan to be engaged in learning and cohorts “wall-to-wall” throughout the event. We pack the schedule tight because we place a high value on leaders and on maximizing their time away from families and ministries. This means that participants should not plan off-site activities during Collaborative. But If you and your team want to explore the bay area, we encourage you to arrive a couple days early (arriving Sunday or Monday).  Early arrival will give your team time to get acclimated to the west coast and the chance to explore the San Francisco Bay area. Gracepoint families are happy to house participants during this time, but participants will need to arrange for their own transportation via rental or public transportation.



Travel & Lodging



During the registration process, Collaborative participants will be paired with Gracepoint Berkeley church members for accommodations. Not only does this host and planter arrangement help with cost savings, but it also provides stronger connections and networking between collaborative participants and Gracepoint leaders and families. Church members will provide all transportation during the Collaborative.  

If you would prefer other accommodations and your own transportation, feel free to secure them at your own expense. We recommend the Hampton Inn Oakland Airport because of its close proximity to Gracepoint. Participants may choose early arrival or delay departure to enjoy time in the San Francisco area.


All meals and snacks will be provided on site.


Arrival & Departure //  Please plan your travel to arrive by 4pm on Tuesday, February 26, and then depart the morning of March 1. Please do not plan departure before 7 am Friday morning.

Hotel // Oakland International Airport Hotel (at participants' expense)

Airports // Oakland International Airport- (OAK)

Airport shuttling to and from the airport will be provided



The Gracepoint Family


An Acts 2 Church in Every College Town

Gracepoint began as a campus-focused church in 1981 and was located just a block away from the UC Berkeley campus. Around the mid-1980's, the first wave of graduates decided to stay with the desire to build up the church and to minister to college students as they themselves were ministered to. Now they exist with the Mission of "An Acts 2 Church in every College town".

Gracepoint Philosophy & Commitment 

Gracepoint Church has a rich history of planting churches on college campuses. Currently, Gracepoint has churches on 18 sites including at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, University of Washington in Seattle, the University of Texas in Austin, the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and at Hsinchu in Taiwan. Gracepoint also has new campus ministries at California State University of San Francisco, California Polytechnic at Pomona, University of Southern California, and California State University at San Diego.

Once again, Ed Kang (pastor of Gracepoint Berkeley), and the Gracepoint family will be hosting us in their facilities. They have very graciously offered to cover a majority of the costs and logistics associated with this type of gathering.  Kang and his team believe in collegiate church planting at their core, and their vision is to see an Acts 2 church on every college/university campus in North America. They believe in you and what you do, and they are passionate about expanding your impact & influence. Seriously, there are no better hosts!

Learn more about Gracepoint Fellowship (Berkeley), Oakland, CA


University of California - Berkeley

University of California - Berkeley