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Mac Lake to Headline National Meeting Pastor’s Conference

By Heidi Sorrells, Pastor Advocate • Healthy Church Solutions

      The Healthy Church Solutions team at BMA Global looks forward to praying and planning for the Pastor’s Conference at the national meeting each year. The conference aims to equip and train pastors and church leaders in biblical disciplines and competencies that can be practically used when they get back home. Healthy Church Solutions partners with churches and individuals to provide church health and leader health resources. We place a high value on discipleship and the multiplication of healthy leaders. We often say “speed of the leader, speed of the team.” A lack of ministry leaders who know how to listen and lead can affect outcomes in any church and hold pastors back from establishing healthy teams and systems.

      As our team prayed about the conference and who and what would be most beneficial to our group, Mac Lake and his leadership principles came to mind. We emphasize leadership topics throughout the year through our pastor Zoom discussions, Refresh trainings and our weekly Healthy Church Podcast. Our pastors crave personal growth and the growth of healthy teams for the sake of the gospel. So, this April, we are thrilled to welcome Mac Lake, who will share his expertise in leadership development and deployment.

      Mac has a driving passion for leadership development and a long history of pastoring, planting and creating healthy leadership strategies. In 1997, he planted Carolina Forest Community Church in Myrtle Beach, S.C. In 2004, he began serving as Leadership Development Pastor at Seacoast Church in Charleston, S.C., where he served for over six years. In July 2010, Mac joined with West Ridge Church to become the Visionary Architect for the LAUNCH Network. Five years later, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) adopted the LAUNCH Church Planting system and Mac joined the NAMB team to help them integrate and implement the LAUNCH church planting system. He founded the Multiply Group in 2019, an organization committed to helping leaders and churches multiply. He is the author of seven books, including The Multiplication Effect and Discipling Leaders series. Mac and his wife, Cindy, live in Charleston, S.C., and have three grown children and six grandchildren.

      One of Mac’s resources, the Discipling Leaders Series is something we currently use at Healthy Church Solutions and BMA Global to disciple leaders. This series of training guidebooks offers a practical method of coaching and a process to build a leadership pipeline from within your church or organization. One young leader said this about going through Mac’s training guide with our coach: “Learning how to slow down and practice spiritual leadership, and deepen character and integrity, is helping me become a leader worth following.”

      We hope you’ll join us at the national meeting and make plans to attend the sessions with Mac Lake on Wednesday, April 17, from 9-11 a.m. You can learn more about his approach to leadership development at, or