ignite your passion. recharge your leadership.
May 3 – 5, 2023
Bayside Church | Granite Bay, CA
Connect with other pastors and leaders, experts in the field and cohorts and groups from around the globe.
Never lead alone. All leaders have been in the same place. Head, heart, humor, hope.
Inspiring ideas to take home and share with your church. Practical breakouts offering many tips.
leading the way
Author | Speaker | Pastor, Celebration Church
Tim Timberlake serves as the Senior Pastor of Celebration Church. He’s a graduate of the Pistis School of Ministry in Detroit, Michigan. Pastor Tim is a gifted communicator and teacher who has the ability to communicate to people from all walks of life. His sense of humor, combined with his in-depth Bible teaching, gives the listener and reader the tools to transform their lives from the inside out. He takes pleasure in the small things, is an avid sports fan, and a popular thought leader.
Author | Speaker
Carey is a best-selling leadership author, speaker, podcaster, former attorney, and church planter. He has extensive experience helping organizations lead through change, develop high-capacity teams, deepen their personal growth along with their health.
Author | Speaker | Activist
Christine is an Australian born, Greek blooded, lover of Jesus, a sought-after international speaker, author and activist. Known for her ability to effectively communicate a message of hope, Christine has a heart for reaching the lost, strengthening leadership, and championing the cause of justice. Together with her husband, Nick, she founded the anti-human trafficking organization and Propel Women, an organization designed to celebrate every woman’s passion, purpose, and potential. Her most recent book, How Did I Get Here? is available now.
Author | Speaker | Counselor
Known as the Mr. Rogers of self-development, Mike Foster is a best-selling author, speaker, and executive counselor empowering people to build strong lives by turning their setbacks into superpowers. His work has been featured on Good Morning America, FOXNews and the New York Times. He lives in San Diego with his wife Jennifer and their fluffy dog.
Author | Speaker | Senior Pastor, Bayside Church
Mark Clark is newest Senior Pastor at Bayside Church. He was the founding pastor of Village Church, a multi-site church with locations in multiple cities across Canada and online around the world, that seeks to reach skeptics and challenge Christians. He is the author of The Problem of Jesus (Zondervan, 2021) and The Problem of God (Zondervan, 2017) winner of the 2018 Word Award for Evangelism. Mark has been the subject of several articles in Christianity Today and Outreach Magazine voted him one of the Top 26 Leaders to Watch. He recently relocated from Vancouver, Canada to Granite Bay, California with his wife, Erin, and their three daughters.
Ed Young Jr.
Author | Speaker | Pastor, Fellowship Church
Ed Young is a pastor, author and conference speaker noted for his creative communication style. He has a passion for making the complex simple, as he speaks truth to people in ways they can understand and apply to their everyday lives.
Edgar Sandoval Sr.
President & CEO, World Vision
Edgar Sandoval Sr. is the current President and CEO of World Vision U.S. Born in Los Angeles, Sandoval grew up in Central and South America, where he first witnessed poverty. His own experience with hardship came at age 18, when he returned alone to the U.S. with only $50 in his pocket.
Author | Founding Pastor, Bayside Church
Ray has a rich and varied background as a university and graduate-school professor, speaker, writer, and founder of Thrive Communications. He is also the founding pastor of Bayside Church in the Sacramento region, which he describes as “a church for people who don’t like church.” Bayside has grown into one of the largest churches in the nation.
Author | Speaker
Pat is one of the founders of The Table Group and is the pioneer of the organizational health movement. He is the author of 11 books, which have sold over 6 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages.
As President of the Table Group, Pat spends his time speaking and writing about leadership, teamwork, and organizational health and consulting with executives and their teams.
Author | Speaker
Author and Speaker Beth Moore is a dynamic teacher whose conferences take her across the globe. She has written numerous bestselling books and Bible studies. She is also the founder and visionary of Living Proof Ministries based in Houston, TX. Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, she is the fourth child of a retired Army major and a homemaker. Before the family moved to Houston in her teen years, Beth spent most of her childhood in Arkadelphia, Arkansas where her father managed the local cinema.
Author | Speaker | Pastor, Life.Church
Craig and Amy started Life.Church in a two-car garage in Edmond, Oklahoma in January 1996. Since then, Life.Church has grown to include dozens of locations all over the United States but its mission statement remains the same: to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Life.Church has become known for its innovative use of technology to spread the Gospel, launching the first fully digital church experience in 2006 and the most downloaded mobile Bible app in history, YouVersion, in 2008. Craig is also a New York Times bestselling author.
Homeschooled preacher’s kids with finance degrees don’t usually quit their Budget Analyst jobs that provide health insurance to be stand-up comedians, but Andrew Stanley didn’t know that. He is now touring all over the country.
More than a church worship team, Thrive Worship is a collection of people from diverse backgrounds all pointing in the same hope-filled direction. With a singular goal of instilling a passionate pursuit of a future hope, Thrive Worship’s songs are a timely reminder that in the midst of the struggle, Jesus is there, leading the way out.
Actionable Tools & Insights
Learn, grow, and connect with other leaders and creators at our many breakouts! You’ll gain practical and in-depth insight from experts all over the country. Chances are, they’ve been through what you’re experiencing. They’re here to give you actionable advice and resources.
Advance Ministry Training
May 3 only
Team (up to 25 staff)
May 4-5 only
Groups 5 – 19
advanced ministry training
Your Church Can Change the World
Carey Neuhoff Interview | Trends for The Church
Ray Johnston & Mark Clark Interview | How To Respond To Our Changing Culture
Ray Johnston | Questions Every Leader Should Ask
Andrew McCourt | Things I Learned Coming To Bayside
Mark Clark | Reaching Our World
Lunch, Connections, Content, and Questions
- Lead Pastors
- Executive Pastor
- Youth Ministry
- Children’s and Breakaway
- Worship and Tech/Production
- Volunteer Ministry
- Community Outreach/Missions
- Retention | How to Keep the People You Reach
Closing Session (Q&A)
Bayside Team answers your questions
General Session 1
General Session 2
General Session 3
General Session 4
General Session 5
General Session 6
what to expect
Thrive Leadership is an annual recharging of my spiritual batteries. We always leave encouraged and refreshed!
Mark | Risen Church
This is an amazing conference. I will be there this year and highly recommend it.
Brad | Northside Church