Make Room Whiteboard Sessions will be four unique and focused intensives throughout 2020 designed for Lead Pastors and senior-level leaders of medium to larger-sized churches. We’ll dive into specific topics that we get a lot of questions about from friend churches.

Here’s what you can expect in each session:

  • Hear the story of building The Life Church and what Pastors John and Leslie are learning through the process.
  • Experience one of our major events alongside The Life Church staff and team.
  • Receive valuable lessons on the successes and failures learned from 23 years of building the church.
  • Acquire strategies that you can personally apply to the success of your church.
  • Connect relationally with our team as well as other pastors and church teams.

Details of each session are below! We’d love to have you at each one, but you and your team can also choose to be a part of any number or combination. Each Whiteboard Session costs $175 for the lead pastor and $125 for each additional team member you bring with you (up to 4). This also covers all meals during Whiteboard Sessions.

If you have any questions about the sessions or registration, please feel free to reach out directly to our team at


Culture Carriers
January 29-30

Developing a Healthy Team and Leadership Culture

In this Whiteboard Session, we’ll be discussing what our team culture looks like and how to create a team of “culture carriers” within your organization. We’ll cover the following topics and more:

  • Discover culture shaping attitudes.
  • Create a strong staff and team environment.
  • Develop an effective leadership pipeline.

Schedule: Please plan to arrive on Wednesday in time to attend our special Big Wednesday Service at 7p, followed by dinner. The Whiteboard Session will take place all day Thursday with dinner and fun to follow that evening, so please do not plan your departure until Friday.

Breaking Barriers
July 20-21

Growing Your Church Through Every Season

In this Whiteboard Session, we will discuss the specific growth barriers that are currently impacting your church and brainstorm effective strategies to break through them. We’ll cover the following topics and more:

  • Focus on adapting to change quickly in every season.
  • Importance of a relevant, digital-first strategy.
  • Develop a next generation culture.

Schedule: Please plan to arrive for dinner on Monday by 6p. The Whiteboard Session will take place 9a – 3:30p on Tuesday.

This Whiteboard Session would also be an ideal opportunity to bring your Youth team to. There will be special opportunities for Youth Pastors to connect into specifically designed youth pastor development sessions.

Making Money Work
October 1-2

Accelerating Your Vision Through Financial Planning

In this Whiteboard Session, we’ll be unpacking all things financial. From budgets to banks, we will look at it all. We’ll cover the following topics and more:

  • Build a culture of generosity.
  • Develop a clear strategy for high capacity givers.
  • Budget for growth.

Schedule: Please plan to arrive on Thursday in time for dinner together at 6p. The Whiteboard Session takes place all day Friday including our Zoe Women’s Conference Friday at 7p, so please do not plan your departure until Saturday. The Zoe Women’s Conference runs from Friday evening at 7p through Saturday at 3p and you’re welcome to stay for it all. We would also love to host your wife and any of your team who would like to experience the conference—just let us know and we’ll assist you in getting them registered!

“I’ve learned so much from my time at Make Room and implemented organizational changes because of it. We broke 1,000 in attendance at Easter and I believe that the infrastructure and cultural values I learned at Make Room made that possible.”

Rafael Paez, Lead Pastor | The Anchor Church

“Big conferences can make it very difficult to connect with people, but Make Room is a much more intimate setting and everyone is available to connect and answer questions one-on-one. Any pastor looking to grow their church needs to experience Make Room.”

Brad Hampton, Lead Pastor | SOCO Church

“Make Room has given me permission to lead with clarity and authenticity to strategically execute the vision for our church. Thanks to what we learned at Make Room, we’ve moved from ‘cookie cutter church’ to a unique experience for the people in our region.”

Wayne Francis, Lead Pastor | Authentic Church