GREETINGS EXECUTIVE PASTORS

Welcome XPs!

This year’s XP Metro Conference is October 3-6, 2022 in Colorado Springs, CO. Cherith and I will be hosting the group at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in the foothills beneath Pikes Peak. We hope that both you and your wife will be able to attend!

Colorado Springs has a high-dessert climate. You can expect sunny weather, with highs averaging in the 60s during October. Colorado Springs occasionally will get snow in October, but it normally melts

The resort has indoor and outdoor pools, a lake, a golf course, a fitness center, tennis courts, a spa, and basketball courts. The surrounding region is filled with activities if you are coming in before or staying after the conference. You can check out the resort’s recommendations here: https://www.cheyennemountain.com/things-to-do-in-colorado-springs/local-attractions. Of all of the places

Per our discussions at last year’s conference, we are capped at 40 XPs attending this year with preference given to those who have attended in the past.

Returning Conference XPs: Please fill out the registration form below during the month of April (and send in your fees by June) to let me know that you will be returning. In May, we will open up the available seats on a first-come-first served basis.

Returning XPs who will not be attending the conference: Please fill out the registration form below before June and send your fees in by July 31st.

New XPs: There is a $400 annual membership fee to be part of the group. This does not guarantee a spot at the conference, but it does include you in the email-based discussions that go on during the year. If there is a spot open for you at the conference, there is no additional cost for attendance. You pay for your own travel and lodging.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions. My office number is 229.242.7636 and my cell phone number is 229.206.5002. For your wives, Cherith’s number is 336.757.6301.

Cherith and I look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

Blessed beyond measure!
Mark and Cherith Avery

MEMBERSHIP

Membership

Being a member of the XP Metro Group connects you to other XPs via email for discussion purposes.

Conference attendance is capped at 40 attendees. Conference attendance is prioritized by those who have paid their membership fee, then those who have attended the most recent conferences, and then new members.

Metro members must serve with a Southern Baptist Church and meet the following minimum requirements (or be grandfathered in as a prior-year member):

  • Have the title of Executive Pastor (or your church’s equivalent)
  • Be full-time
  • Report directly to the Senior Pastor
  • Have two or more direct reports
  • Church attendance averages 1500 or more in worship or 750 or more in Bible Study
  • Have a $2 million or larger budget

Membership Dues

Membership Dues: $400 (paid regardless of attendance to conference)

Payment Information

Mail to: 
Crossroads Baptist Church
3001 Country Club Dr.
Valdosta, GA 31602

Include in Memo Line: XP Metro

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 21st

Late registrations are not guaranteed rate or room availability.

Conference Registration

Remember your Conference Registration is a three-step process:

  1. Please complete the online registration form so we have your most current contact information.
  2. Please mail your membership check for $400 payable to Crossroads Baptist Church 3001 Country Club Dr. Valdosta, GA 31602 and put XP Metro on the memo line
  3. Reserve your hotel room online here (https://book.passkey.com/e/50285908) or by calling reservations at 1- 833-798-4490 refer to the XP Metro Conference.

Because there are other large conferences on either side of ours, we only have blocked rooms from Sunday, October 2 to Friday, October 7. If are coming in early or staying late, you’ll need to contact the hotel directly to extend your stay beyond those dates (833.798.4490).

Conference Schedule

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration Centennial Gallery
8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Remingtons I/II

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Centennial II/III
8:00 a.m. Registration Continues Centennial Gallery
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Welcome, Introduction, Heron, and Devotion Joint Session with XPs, Wives, and Sponsors Centennial I
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break Centennial II/III
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session One Centennial I
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Centennial II/III
1:30 p.m. –   2:45 p.m. Session Two Centennial I
2:45 p.m.  –   3:00 p.m. Break Centennial II/III
3:00 p.m.  –  4:15 p.m. Session Three Centennial I
6:30 p.m. All Dinner Centennial II/III

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Centennial II/III
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Devotion Centennial I
 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session Four Centennial I
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break Centennial II/III
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session Five Centennial I
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Centennial II/III
1:30 p.m. –   2:45 p.m. Session Six Centennial I
2:45 p.m.  –   3:00 p.m. Break Centennial II/III
3:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Session Seven Centennial I
6:30 p.m. All Dinner Centennial II/III

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6

7:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. All Breakfast Centennial II/III
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Devotion Centennial I
 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session Eight Centennial I
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break Centennial II/III
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session Nine Centennial I
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch Centennial II/III
1:30 p.m. –   3:00 p.m. Closing Session – Administration Centennial I

ACCOMMODATIONS AND AREA INFO

Cheyenne Mountain Resort
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719.538.4000

Make Reservations (please don’t make reservations until your seat at the conference has been confirmed by Mark)

Room Rate

The room rate is $218.15 ($179 + $15 resort fee + 12.45% tax) and is available through the reservation website for Sunday, Oct 2 to Friday, Oct 7. The resort may be able to accommodate you before and after the conference, but you will have to call them to arrange that.

Airport and Travel Information

The closest airport is Colorado Springs and is about a 20-minute drive to the resort.
Denver International Airport is also an option. It is about a 90-minute drive.

CONTACT

Host Church Contact Info

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