Multiplication Center

Leadership Network
2022 Microchurch Learning Community

Participant Commitment

Purpose and Goals

Purpose: Leadership Network is convening an invitation-only Learning Community of practitioners and thought leaders to catalyze a return to the microchurch in the West for biblical, cultural, and missiological reasons.

Goals: This invitation-only learning community will gather three times this year to explore these questions:

  • What is the overarching narrative of the microchurch movement in the West? Where are we now?  What is the next chapter?  
  • What are the current shared pain points that these microchurch movements are experiencing? 
  • Where do we see the Spirit birthing solutions to these challenges? How do we apply and scale these solutions?

Cost and Commitment

Cost: The Registration, dinner, and lunch on the second day of each gathering has been funded by a grant from Exponential Ventures. You are responsible for your travel, lodging, transportation and other costs. (Grants may be available to help cover these costs upon request.

Commitment: Attend all 3 gatherings, each of which will begin at 1:00 the first day and end at 5:00 on the second day:

  • 1st Gathering: May 24 & 25 in Kansas City, Missouri — Understanding and Assessing the Microchurch Movement in the West
  • 2nd Gathering: August 30 & 31 in Houston, Texas — Microchurch Movements and Financial Viability
  • 3rd Gathering: November 15 & 16 in Tampa, Florida — Catalyzing Microchurch Movements in the West

Additional Details

Gathering 1 — Kansas City

Dates: 
May 24 – begin at 1:00 pm
May 25 – end at 5:00 pm


Location
:
Christ Community Church-Downtown Campus
208 W 19 St, Kansas City, MO 64108


Parking
:
We will gather at a cool venue but Christ Community does not own parking throughout the week. You can pay for parking at various parking garages around the way (Recommended option: lot at Kauffman Center for Performing Arts). You could also stay at one of the close hotels or get to the venue early. 


Hotels
:
Possible options for the best rates are Home2 SuitesHampton Inn and Suites, and Sheraton by Marriot

Gathering 2 — Houston

Dates: 
August 30 – begin at 1:00 pm
August 31 – end at 5:00 pm

Location:
Church Project​
602 Pruitt Rd​
Spring, TX 77380

Church Project is located right off I-45 North and Rayford/Sawdust Road (the
major exit). The main entrance with rows of glass doors should always be
used.

Most recent local media highlighting Church Project: Houston church working to help growing number of Afghan
refugees

Hotels:

We recommend staying around Woodlands Waterway/Market Street as
there are stores/restaurants around the hotels. Also listed are hotels just
south of Church Project (Springwoods Village) that are slightly closer to
Church Project (3 miles) but with less direct access to stores/restaurants.

Church Project DISCOUNT RATES for two of the hotels listed (links below).

Residence Inn by Marriott Houston The Woodlands/Market Street
(5 miles/12 min) — 9333 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380
USE THIS LINK FOR THE CP GROUP RATE of $139 (expires Aug 9th)

Hilton Garden Inn Houston/The Woodlands (5 miles/12 min) — 9301 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center (5 miles/ 10 min) —1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77380 

The Westin at The Woodlands (4.5 miles/12 min) — 2 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Springwoods Village area (slightly south of Church Project)
Residence Inn Houston Springwoods Village (3 miles/7 min) — 22814 Holzwarth Road, Spring, TX 77389

Courtyard Houston Springwoods Village (3 miles/7 min) — 22742 Holzwarth Rd, Spring, TX 77389
USE THIS LINK FOR THE CP GROUP RATE of $129 (expires Aug 9th)

Restaurants:

Gathering 3 — Tampa

Dates: 
November 15 – begin at 9:00 a.m.
November 16 – end at 1:00 p.m.
Optional Additional Session with Brian Sanders: 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Meeting Location Address:
Tampa Underground
University Square Mall, 2200 East Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL 33612
(more details to come)

Airport Information:

Tampa International Airport (TPA) services most major airlines and is approximately 25 minutes from the Tampa Underground Network via I-275 and Fowler Ave.

St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) services less airlines and is approximately 40 minutes from the Tampa Underground Network via I-275 and Fowler Ave.

Recommended Hotel Options:

The West Wing | 2501 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Holiday Inn Suites | 11310 N 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612

Hyatt Place | 11408 N 30th St, Tampa, FL 33612

La Quinta | 3701 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Wingate by Wyndham | 3751 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Instructions

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