Making Church Matter Team Building

Rebuilt 18: Transform Your Team

January 20, 2018

One of the major events that we’re already working on is our first ever Rebuilt Conference, April 16 & 17.

Actually it’s not really a first, more like a fourth. Back about five years ago we decided to host a first ever Conference for Catholic churches, such as we had experienced in Evangelical churches. Part seminar, part retreat, part pep-rally, we came away from conferences at Saddleback Church (Purpose-Driven Conference), Fellowship Church Dallas (Creative Pastor’s Conference), and Northpoint Church Atlanta (Drive Conference) refreshed, renewed, restored, and motivated to keep moving forward.

We developed a determination that we wanted to do that for Catholic parishes. Thus was born a conference we called “Matter.” We hosted Matter for three consecutive years 2013-2015 each year selling out. We welcomed parish leaders from everywhere in the country as well as guests from other countries. It was a great experience and we learned a lot in the process.

Unfortunately the past two years we had to put our conference on pause, during the construction of our new church. We took that opportunity to rebrand ourselves as Rebuilt 18 and now that construction is complete we’re ready to re-launch.

The conference begins on a Monday evening. That way if parishes want to check out our weekend experience they can join us the day before. There will be pre-conference breakouts and workshops, so your time here on Monday will be entirely worthwhile. The Opening session, in which I will give the key-note, includes some amazing features that will amaze you.

Tuesday brings two incredibly interesting general sessions hosted by our conference MC Brian Crook. Jeff Cavins, one of the most popular biblical scholars in the country, thanks to his long running TV show on EWTN and his best selling books, including The Great Adventure Bible Study, will be giving us a biblical perspective for church health and growth. Then we’ll hear from Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church. Craig will be joining us via video, in which Tom Corcoran, my associate, and I pick his brain about how he grew his church from 6 of his buddies in his Dad’s garage, to the largest, and one of the most creative churches in the country.

The day will include dozens of breakouts, work shops, and round table discussions led by our Nativity staff. Every conceivable topic related to church life, health, and growth will be explored: liturgy and music, the celebration (and administration) of the sacraments, kids and student programs, pastoral care, finances and fundraising, operations and administration, small groups and volunteer ministry and missions, evangelization, discipleship, communication, preaching…and the list goes on.

There will be an exhibit hall where our partners and friends will be offering resources and tools you can use. And we promise good food and snacks, and great coffee.

Tom will close the conference out with an inspiring send off.

But here’s the thing: to get in on the early bird special you’ve got to register your group before the end of the month. It’s worth the investment because it will transform your team and energize you to go further, faster.

Sign your team up today at

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