Church Masterminds – A New Kind Of Church Leader Retreat

12 Month XP Mastermind

With Leaders Like You


Your Next Opportunity Begins May 4-6. CLAIM YOUR SEAT.

What Happens in a Mastermind?


Instantly expand your network with others who have the same role as you do.

Bond with peers who share similar concerns & priorities you have.


Benefit from collective wisdom to tackle your current obstacles for growth.

Process your learning & planning with others who’ve been there, done that.


Receive input, advice, and feedback on how to tackle your biggest barriers.

Gain confidence in your next steps after hearing from multiple voices at once.

Let’s start with a 3 day Retreat!

Our 12 month mastermind groups start with an all inclusive 3 day retreat.

Work on your church not in your church.

Senior leaders provide most value when they are architecting vision and setting direction for the organization. It’s up to you to gain the perspective and capacity to fulfill strategic responsibilities of your position. Masterminding with others who are tasked with similar objectives brings efficiency, insights and confidence you need.

Get away from it all

Sometimes you need to step-away from the 7-day production cycle in order to renew your mind and focus on what’s most important. We choose unique venues that remove distractions so that you can focus on relationships and focusing in an intensive way on learning and growing your leadership capacity.

Make lasting connections

This is your tribe. Most participants experience a life changing “these are my people” moment getting to know the other leaders gathered around the table for the retreat. The event might end, but the relationships and opportunities to connect and learn from each other won’t. Welcome to the family.

Prepare for the Hot Seat

Get ready for the most valued activity during the trip. During the intensive retreat, you’ll have a chance to sit in the Hot Seat during our round-robin mastermind sessions. Here you’ll present your biggest opportunity, obstacle, or decision and then sit back and soak in the rapid-fire feedback, brainstorming, and wisdom from those that understand your POV and have experienced similar circumstances with their own teams.

Have some fun.

Collaboration happens best when you work with people you know and trust. Each retreat is intentionally planned to host some unique and entertaining activities so that you find common ground, share moments of laughter and good ol’ plain fun together. In the past we’ve kayaked to see a million bats at dusk, learned to fly hawk and falcons over the cliff over the Pacific, visited historic studios for an exclusive recording session, and handled live crocs from the swamps. And we can almost guarantee post-midnight talks around the fire pit every night.

The retreat is just the beginning!

Here are some additional benefits you get when you join.

Monthly Mastermind Calls ($599 Value)

Every month you are invited to spend an hour to join a mastermind session. Mastermind participants share emerging ideas, best practices, key decision criteria, and peer-to-peer support. Monthly sessions include time for 1-2 members to get in the “hot seat.” Themes include wins, goals, decision input, best practices, and other resources. ($599 value)

XP Summit Conference Ticket ($499 Value)

Your registration for May Retreat will also include a full paid registration for the Executive Pastor’s Conference (XPS), an annual Summit of Executive Pastors and Operations Pastors. This event is focused on networking and an exchange of ideas and best practices. It is unique in that it is an interactive time by XP’s for XP’s. Event topics include topics such as Staffing, Programming, Finances, Multi-site. ($499 value)

Leadership Pipeline Master Workshop ($197 Value)

This unique team based streaming event is designed to help and your team build a scalable, effective system for identifying, developing and empowering the leaders you need to grow a healthy church. The workshop includes 8 sessions with top leaders like Carey Nieuwhof, Clay Scroggins, Jenni Catron, Brandon Cox and more. Each session also includes a facilitators guide that helps you lead group discussions and exercises that get your team engaged in the process of building your church’s leadership pipeline. ($197 value)

Digital Ministry Playbook Course ($149 Value)

Gain access to the NewEra.Church online video course. Go through a step-by-step system to develop a more robust understanding of digital ministry and provide a framework to help you build a digital ministry model that fits your church’s context, calling and convictions. The full course registration includes 6 video modules, printable PDF’s, downloadable MP3’s and more. ($149 value)

Next Normal Video Library ($149)

The NEXTNormal Video Vault Pass provides access to premium teaching by 35+ experts and leaders, designed to inspire church leaders and spur collaboration amongst teams about where we are all heading NEXT. Presenters include: Dan Reiland, Brian Tome, Miles McPherson, Henry Cloud, Shaila Visser, Larry Osborne, Nona Jones, Efrem Smith, Rich Villodas, Jeff Henderson, Grant Skeldon and more. ($149 value)

Craft & Character Backstage Replay ($59)

Join Carey Nieuwhof, Derwin Gray, Honna Wong, Dharius Daniels, and Steve Carter for a “back stage” sit down conversation.  You’ll gain a practical, tactical roadmap for how to: choose and maximize innovation; manage energy; navigate the future; and communicate effectively across new media. This is a uniquely casual, highly interactive video streaming event recording that will impact your thinking. ($59 value)

Expert Interviews ($99 Value)

Each month, listen in on exclusive interviews with various practitioners and industry experts. Many interviews are intentionally with individuals not “in the church world.” Each conversation is meant to offer tangibly different perspectives that introduce opportunities for you to evolve and innovate your thinking regarding your church. ($99 value)

Book Summaries with Application Guides ($99 Value)

You’ll gain access to a year’s worth of executive summaries of books that can help further your leadership. Each executive summary includes discussion questions that can be used in leadership development team meetings. ($99 value)

Upcoming Events


  • May 4-6, 2022 in Gatlinburg, TN
  • Early Bird Rate $1,499 before March 1
  • Regular rate $1,800


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