August 24 & 25, 2022 

Wheaton College

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.

VITAL STATS: Metrics for a Healthy Church Planting Movement

Join us for this two-day live workshop as we discuss the health of your church planting network. 
Here are some of the topics we will cover:

  • Life-Giving Relationships
  • Healthy Movement Systems
  • Strong Economics
  • Nourishing Supporting Networks
  • Supportive & Timely Coaching
  • Focused Spiritual Dependance 



Day 1

8:30-9:00 – Check-in
9:00-10:15 – Session 1
10:15-10:30 – Break
10:30-12:00 – Session 2

12:00-1:00 – Lunch provided
1:00-2:30 – Session 3
2:30-2:45 – Break
2:45-4:30 – Session 4

Day 2

9:00-10:15 – Session 5
10:15-10:30 – Break
10:30-12:00 – Session 6
12:00-1:00 – Lunch provided
1:00-3:00 – Session 7

Individual Rate – $199.00/person
Group Rate – $159.00/person (3 or more from same organization)
Includes lunches, resources, and extras


Gary Rohrmayer
President, Converge Midamerica | Southeast | Caribbean
Executive Director, AxeleratE

Gary has served on every level of church planting from a church-planting intern and 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 groundwork 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
Founder, Next Wave Virtual Community
President and Founder, Urban Islands Project

Steve Pike is the Founder of Next Wave Virtual Community, an online community of church leaders committed to being with Jesus on His Mission in the challenging 21st Century context. He is also 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 urbanized communities. Additionally, Steve serves as an Executive Coach with Axelerate and is part of the coaching/consulting team at The Anser Group.

Prior to taking on his current responsibilities, Steve was 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 4,000 new congregations in every region of the US.

Steve is the author of Next Wave: Discovering the 21st Century Church, the author of Total Fitness For Your Church, and 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, Wesley, and James. One more grandchild and they will have a basketball team!

Daniel Yang

Daniel Yang
Director, Church multiplication institute

Daniel is the Director of the Church Multiplication Institute at the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. 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. He is also the co-author of Inalienable: How Marginalized Kingdom Voices Can Help Save the American Church (InterVarsity, May 2022).

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