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Assist Expansion Bootcamp

APRIL 12-14, 2018

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Nathan Bryant
Rick Scavuzzo
Ed Short
Keith Minier
Kevin Marsico
Tim Farrant
Wade Rininger
Bootcamp new church track

New church

For church planters, their spouses and their launch teams preparing to plant a new church

Bootcamp campus or site track

New site

For church leaders, their spouses and their leadership teams preparing to start a new site or campus

Bootcamp restart track


For lead pastors and key team leaders with a vision to restart or revitalize an existing church



Taking your church to the next level – great for churches that recently launched or any church with a desire to improve its ministry

Bootcamp expansion track


For lead pastors and key team leaders considering expansion through a daughter church, campus or site

Expansion Bootcamp

April 12-14, 2018 at Grace Fellowship Church, Pickerington, Ohio

An intensive coaching, strategic planning, peer mentoring and training event that will allow you and your team to develop a great plan, establish tangible action steps and connect with ongoing coaching to reach your goals for expansion.

Host location

Grace Fellowship Church
1449 Refugee Rd, Pickerington, OH 43147, USA
(just outside of Columbus, Ohio)


Best Western Executive


Early bird, before March 16: $200.00
After March 16: $250.00

Cost includes:

  • Lodging, 2 per room Thursday & Friday Night
  • All Meals and snacks from Noon Thursday to Sat 3:00 except Friday night dinner
  • Teaching, materials, coaching
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Thursday, April 12

11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Intro and orientation
1:30 pm Session 1
3:00 pm Session 2
4:00 pm Session 3
5:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Worship at Grace Fellowship

Friday, April 13

8:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Session 4
10:30 am Session 5
11:30 am Lunch
1:00 pm Session 6
2:15 pm Session 7
3:30 pm Session 8

Evening free to interact with and eat out with other attendees

Saturday, April 14

8:00 am Breakfast at hotel
9:00 am Coaching session
10:00 am Session 9
11:00 am Session 10
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Plan presentations
2:00 pm Exit coaching assignments
3:00 pm Graduation
3:30 pm Depart


Speakers and Coaches

Nathan Bryant
Nathan BryantExecutive Director of Assist
Nathan is the executive director for Assist, a role he also served in for TMSM from 1994-2006. During that time he oversaw 21 international missions projects that built church buildings in partnership with GBIM (currently Encompass). Nathan started the Grace Brethren initiative to plant churches in Canada, and has been leading the movement since 1997.
Keith Minier
Keith MinierLead Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, Pickerington
Keith has served as the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship for 12 years. Besides being the primary teaching pastor at Grace, he leads the staff, a student grace group, and various other teams. Keith and Kelly are the parents to four children. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, watching sports, waterskiing and fishing at his parent’s lake house.
Tim Farrant
Tim FarrantExecutive Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, Pickerington
Tim’s passion is to see thriving local churches that are reaching people with the hope of the gospel, unleashing young leaders into ministry, and multiplying more thriving churches! Tim is honored to be a part of what God is doing in our Fellowship and excited to see the impact Assist will make as we launch healthy, sustainable, multiplying churches.
Rick Scavuzzo
Rick ScavuzzoDirector of advancement at Grace Church, Akron
Rick serves as the Director of Advancement at Grace Church in Akron, Ohio where he focuses on advancing the movement by pursuing the vision of 30 campuses in 30 years. Since joining the staff, the church has grown from four campuses to eight. Rick’s love for seeing the gospel move combined with years of experience in large complex organization brings a unique perspective and skillset to his role at Grace Church.
Kevin Marsico
Kevin Marsico North East Regional Director for the North American Mission Board
Kevin is the founding pastor of NorthStar Community Church, a church plant located in the Washington, D.C. suburbs that has started churches nationally and internationally. Kevin has trained thousands of church planters. He has provided consulting and strategic planning to denominations and groups in the development of networks and church plant movements.
Mark Artrip
Mark ArtripPlanter and lead Pastor of Movement Church, Columbus
Mark Artrip is the Lead Pastor of Movement Church (a Grace Brethren Church) in Hilliard (Columbus), Ohio. He is a graduate of Grace College and Grace Theological Seminary. After 7 years as a student pastor, Mark planted Movement Church alongside a world-class launch team in 2012. Movement Church has a vision to continue to plant life-giving churches and send planters and launch teams.
Ed Short
Ed ShortMinistry Consultant and Coach for CE National
Ed serves as the primary Ministry Consultant and Coach for CE National and also serves as the Lead Pastor of Crosspointe Church. Ed has pastored five previous churches and is trained in developing strategies for church growth and vitality through the SonLife Ministry philosophy. He has served as an Advanced Trainer for SonLife.
Philip Bryant
Philip BryantPlanter and Director of Development for Assist
Philip served as part of the pastoral team that launched the first Grace Brethren church planted in Canada in September 1998. Several years later, he and Beth helped launch two more churches: Village Community Church in Milton, Ontario (now Renew Milton) and Community of Hope in Surrey, British Columbia. Philip concurrently serves as a member of the Executive Team for Assist Canada with a focus on western Canada.
Wade Rininger
Wade RiningerPlanter and Campus Pastor at Renew Mayfield West, Canada
Wade started his biblical training with the 412 Commission and also attended BILD’s Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development. After serving a one year internship with the former GBNAM, Wade went on to help launch Penn Valley GBC’s Bux-mont Campus. Most recently, he led the launch of Renew Church’s Mayfield West Campus in Caledon, Ontario where he serves as Campus Pastor.
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