The network hosts various retreats for church planters and mission leaders to come together to share ideas on specific church planting topics.  We will be hosting our next retreat this fall (October 10-11) following the LCMC Conference in Des Moines, Iowa.  

Mark your calendars, save the date, and book your rooms for the next 2:47 Network Leaders Retreat!  We’ll be meeting from October 10th (2pm) until October 11th (Noon) at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Altoona, IA (  Our theme for the retreat will be  “Next Generation Churches:  Leveraging Your Church Plant to Plant Churches” with our good friend Ted Torreson presenting.  We recommend staying at the Comfort Inn ( as it’s close, new, and inexpensive.  


More info will be coming soon but feel free to book your room and plan on attending this wonderful time of learning.  If you plan on attending please let Eric Wenger or Pat Williams know no later than October 2nd.  Please send us the name of each person attending, the church/church plant you represent, and each person’s ministry role.  You can also submit this info via the Contact Us page.


Info on Ted Torreson and our Retreat Theme:

Ted and his wife, Megan, have three children and live in Jackson, Missouri.  Ted has a heart for multiplying disciples, discipleship groups, pastors, and churches. He is the founding pastor of The Exchange Communities in Jackson, Missouri, and Perryville, Missouri.


Next Generation Churches:  Leveraging Your Church Plant to Plant Churches


The kingdom work of planting churches isn’t easy.  Many church planters start out with big dreams, great joy and a lot of energy, but soon the main focus shifts to just getting the plant established and sustainable.  All energy and dreams become focused on bigger or better Sundays just to survive.


Yet, what if we dreamed bigger and worked smarter?  What if we learned to leverage everything we do in our church plants to multiply disciples and plant new churches?  Join us for the 2:47 Network Retreat in Des Moines on October 10th & 11th and hear how The Exchange Communities are learning to leverage all they do for the end goal of multiplication.