The BLDRS Conference is a 2-day event for church leaders to transform the way they lead so they can build sustainable, thriving ministries.
Between main session keynotes, choose from a range of focused breakout topics to build skills in areas like discipleship models, creative outreach, stewarding growth, pastoral health, and more. With dedicated time woven throughout the event for connecting with fellow leaders, you’ll build community and leave with concrete ideas, frameworks, and partnerships to launch the enduring ministry God’s placed on your heart.
Over the course of two inspiration-packed days, you'll hear from influential keynote speakers with proven models of leading churches that stand the test of time. We've assembled some of the brightest minds and most engaging voices in the church growth space to pour into you.
Equipping you to build a thriving ministry that lasts.
Stephen Chandler, brings over 20 years of real-world ministry experience to equip and empower church leaders for growth. Having built his church from humble beginnings with just 50 members, he intimately understands the of leading and expanding a thriving church.
As the Senior Pastor of Union Church and founder of The Builders Network, Stephen has made it his passion to come alongside pastors and provide the wisdom, inspiration, education, and connection essential to flourish - avoiding common pitfalls he has experienced. Grounded in his bestselling book Stop Waiting for Permission, Stephen takes a common sense, no-nonsense approach to impart practical strategies focused on long-term ministry success.
Bringing warmth, wit and wisdom, Zai Chandler serves alongside her husband, Stephen as Senior Pastor of Union Church.
With her infectious smile, contagious smile, and masterful skill in engaging audiences, she has a gift of encouraging and challenging them to grow.
While funny and profound, one thing that you’ll notice when interacting with Zai is her deep care for each person she interacts with. She is most committed to seeing people gain confidence to thrive in harmony with who God uniquely made them to be.