Executive Pastor Leader Groups

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Equip.  Connect.  Encourage.

Our Leader Group consists of a relational peer network of 12 Executive Pastors who carry monumental responsibility in multiplying the vision of the church. They help give executive leadership to churches with 1,000 or more on a weekend. They lead ministry teams, operations, campus networks or otherwise. And they are focused on their next steps in helping lead forward the increasingly complex organization known as the church. These Pastors all share similar ministry challenges and come together with a desire to learn and develop strong connections to others serving in similar ministry roles.


  • Executive Pastors committed to life long learning
  • Weekly worship attendance: 1,000+ across all campuses.

The Gatherings

Meeting Dates:
This group will gather 4 times over a two year period for three-day experiences. These gatherings will be convened by Leadership Network at various host churches.


LEADER GROUP – Executive Pastors – Group 2 (Full)


LEADER GROUP – Executive Pastors – Group 3

  • Meeting 1: April 3-5, 2018, Northland, A Church Distributed, Longwood, FL
    3 locations, 8,000 average weekend worship
  • Meeting 2: October 9-11, 2018, Gateway Church, Dallas, TX
    5 locations, 25,000 average weekend worship
  • Meeting 3: April 9-11, 2019, The John C. Maxwell Leadership Center at 12Stone® Church , Lawrenceville, GA
    8 locations, 18,000 average weekend worship
  • Meeting 4: October 15-17, 2019, North Coast Church, Vista, CA
    4 locations, 10,400 average weekend worship


Mentor Pastors

Three leaders will serve as Mentor Pastors at each gathering, including:

  • Dan Reiland, Executive Pastor, 12Stone Church, Lawrenceville, GA
  • Charlie Bradshaw, Executive Pastor, North Coast Church, Vista, CA
  • Jenni Catron, former Executive Pastor, Menlo Church, Menlo Park, CA & Cross Point Church, Nashville, TN
  • Kadi Cole, Leadership Network Director, HUB: Multisite; former Executive Pastor, Christ Fellowship Church (South Florida)
  • Chris Fletcher, Executive Pastor, Manna Church, Fayetteville, NC
  • Jon Ferguson, Executive Pastor, Community Christian Church, Naperville, IL



Tuition is $6,000 US if paid over the course of two budget years. A 10% discount applies if paid in full at the time of registration.

For Canadians: Tuition is C$6,000 if paid over the course of two budget years. A 10% discount applies if paid in full at the time of registration.

This fee covers your portion of the program and meals costs for each leader. The remainder of the fee is paid for by the generosity of our Leadership Network donors.  This fee does NOT include the cost of: travel, hotel or other travel-related expenses for each meeting.

Need more information?

Click here for the Leader Group – Executive Pastors FAQ.


A new group is starting in April 2018!  Request an interview today by completing the online application.

Contact us

Executive Pastor Group Director – Darren Young  – Darren.Young@leadnet.org

Executive Pastor Group Coordinator – Katie Splinter – Katie.Splinter@leadnet.org