20 September 2018

A one-day event equipping church leaders to think strategically and break the 200, 400 and 800 growth barriers.


What does it take for churches to break through the 200, 400 and 800 attendance growth barriers? It's not uncommon to get stuck at 150-200 in attendance or hear of leaders running out of ideas, hitting the wall, about ready to quit. What if there was a way to help churches break these growth barriers? 

In my experience, the reasons most churches get stuck and fail to break the 200, 400 and 800 barriers aren’t spiritual reasons, they’re really practical and strategic reasons. 

That's why we've specifically designed this boutique, one-day conference for leaders of churches facing the 200, 400 and 800 growth barriers. We're bringing together some of the best minds in this field, equipping you with real life, practical solutions you can use to help you break your growth barriers. It will not only be an inspiring day of learning but also a great opportunity to network with like-minded leaders on a similar journey.

Places are very limited, so register early to reserve your place.

See you soon, 



CHURCHUNPACKED 2018 | 20 September 2018


Youthscape, 74 Bute St, Luton LU1 2EY, UK. 



(Subject to change)


  • 9:00am - Refreshments
  • 9:45am - Session One
  • 10:30am - Short Break 
  • 10:45am - Session Two
  • 11:30pm - Short Break 
  • 11:45pm - Session Three 
  • 12:30pm - Break For Lunch 
  • 1:30pm - Session Four 
  • 2:15pm - Short Break
  • 2.30pm - Session Five
  • 3:15pm - Short Break 
  • 3:30pm - Session Six 
  • 4:15pm - Closing Summary
  • 4.30pm - Finish


  • 7:00pm  *Dinner (optional for those staying around/overnight)
  • *Not included in registration fee



Full Delegate £55**

**Places are limited.

Book early to avoid missing out.




Mike Bugembe

Mike is an award winning data scientist, author and entrepreneur. He has worked with some of the worlds most influential organisations such as Microsoft, Expedia, Accenture and diamond giant De Beers on on how to get value from the deluge of data that is being produced today. Mike is also a guest lecturer at Harvard University.

Most recently Mike became the chief analytics officer at JustGiving.com, the world’s leading social giving company, where he successfully transformed the organisation, establishing data and analytics as the lifeblood of the company. 

Mike's expertise and strategic approach to problem solving is helping churches break growth barriers and transforming how leaders think.



Jon Norman

Jon and his wife Chantel are the lead pastors of Soul Church, England.

Born in Norwich, Jon has a great heart for his home city where pastors Soul Church. In 2003, Jon pioneered a youth movement in Norwich which impacted and attracted hundreds of young people. Since then, Jon served on the leadership team at Hillsong South Africa before heading back the UK to transform and lead what we know today as Soul Church.

Most recently Jon has led the church through the 400, 600, 800 and 1000 growth barriers and is seeing increase year on year across their weekly services.




Andrew Cherrie

Andrew and his wife Louise are the lead pastors of Home Church, England.

With over 20 years experience in leadership roles in churches and developing leaders across Europe, Andrew has helped churches think strategically and break growth barriers. Andrew served on the leadership team at Hillsong Church in London before pioneering Home Church in the south of England. From a small group meeting in their home, the church has grown to more than 600 members in a short 5 years. He is also a certified coach, teacher & speaker with The John Maxwell Team, led by the number one Leadership and Management expert in the world John C Maxwell.

His insights on pioneering new churches taking them through the 200, 400 and 800 growth barriers will equip you and your church to go to the next level.




Who is this one-day conference for?

This conference is specifically designed for senior church leaders and/or their executive leaders.

Why limited places?

We want to create maximum impact for a core group of leaders who are serious about taking their churches through growth barriers. A smaller group helps us deliver more focused insights and training.

What will the sessions be about?

The focus of the day is to help leaders think strategically and break growth barriers in their church context. Each session will be strategic in nature, offering practical and relevant insights/solutions. 

Who are the speakers?

Our guest speakers are all successful practitioners in their field with a great understanding of the local church context. 

Will there be time for questions and answers?

Yes. One session during the day will include a panel of guests that will take questions. There will also be time in the breaks and during lunch to network with other leaders on a similar journey to yourself.

Does my church need to be a certain size to attend?

No. There will be something to take away for everyone who attends however those with churches between 75 - 800 people will find it most useful.

Can I bring my executive team?

Yes. However, if you have more than 3 people in your party we recommend you look closer at how Andrew Cherrie could do onsite bespoke training with your wider executive team. Read more here...