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  • Open Door Church 9801 Durant Road Raleigh, NC, 27614 United States (map)

The Unite Conference is the Pillar Network's flagship, annual event.  This conference gives opportunity for planters/revitalizers/pastors from all over the country to gather in Raleigh, NC for 2.5 days of fellowship, biblical exposition, networking, refreshment, and insight.  

***Please note, that for this year's conference their will be a special PILLAR BANQUET held on Tuesday evening at 6pm, for donors, pastors, and other interested parties.  Pre-registration and an additional fee is required by 10/13/18 for the banquet.  

Click below to learn more & to reserve your tickets! 


For this year's conference, we have several different price points, including a new Early Bird price, which expires 10/3/18.  Visit our registration page at Eventbrite to view various prices & options.  Don't forget to pre-register for the Pillar Banquet separately to ensure your place at the table for our annual celebration.


For any Pillar Network pastors within their first 2 years of planting, who were sent out by Pillar churches, you will receive 2 free tickets to the Unite Conference.  To take advantage of this, you MUST email Kevin Simmons prior to the start of the conference:  


Below is a list of discounted lodging vendors.  Mention Pillar/Unite to receive a reduced rate when booking your rooms.  *Note: in order to take part of this discount, you must reserve your rooms as soon as possible.

Holiday Inn Express, Wake Forest:     $99 per night     (919) 570-5550 
Hilton Garden Inn, Triangle Town Centre, N. Raleigh:     $119 per night     RESERVATIONS 
Fairfield Inn & Suites, Capital Blvd/540:     $109 per night     RESERVATIONS   

Some church members in Raleigh are willing to open up their homes to pastors from across the nation.  If you're interested in such lodgings, please contact Kaycee Lookingbill (email below).


For our Raleigh church members, if you're interested in opening your home to some of our pastors from across the nation, please reach out to Kaycee Lookingbill, our Events Planner.

Check out images from last year's conference, along with our complete schedule below!





11:00 Registration Opens
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Welcome: Dwayne Milioni
12:40 Session I: 
-Bill Curtis - Persevering in Ministry
-Q&A / Prayer

2:00 Break
2:30 Breakout Sessions:
     A) Replant
     J. Steele
     B) What is Pillar? 
    J. Abella & Z. Nelson
     C) Revitalization 
      E. Bancroft & J. Powell
D) Church Planting in an Average Church Panel: M. Rogers, K. Rucker, J. Wredberg, & N. Akin
     E) Ladies’ Tract: Humility in Ministry A.Robinson 
4:00 Baptist21 Panel
D. Akin, D. Milioni, & C. Yoo
5:00 Break
NOTE: requires pre-payment & RSVP by 10/13
8:00 Dismiss for evening


10:00 Session II:
-Jose Abella - Persevering in Family

11:30 Lunch
1:00 Session III:
Pillar "TED" Talks:

A) Leadership Pipeline
M. Rogers
B) Diverse Leadership
     C. Darst
C) Intentional Prayer
T. Turley
     D) Old Dog, but
     new church

     D. Darville
2:15 Coffee & Conversations:
     A) Preaching
     C. Soca & D. Kiehn
     B) Counseling
     R. Witt & Guest
     C) Small Groups
     C. Cook & K. Rucker
     D) Finances & Admin
     M. Armstrong & Guest
E) Pastoral Leadership
S. Wade & D. Milioni
     F) Ladies’ tract:
Rest in Ministry

K. Ulrich
F) Pastoral Leadership
S. Wade
3:30 Breakout Sessions:
     A) Missional Hubs
     A. Cox
     B) College Ministry
     J. Chasteen
     C) Worship
     J. Cooper
     D) Mergers
C. Darst & BT Burke
E) Ladies’ Tract: Perseverance in Ministry C. Dale
4:30 Panel Discussion:
Women in Ministry

5:00 Break
5:30 Prayer & Worship
6:30 Dismiss for evening


9:00 Breakfast w/ SEBTS Faculty at Southeastern
10:30 SEBTS Chapel - led by a Pillar Band & Pastor Josh Wredberg
11:30 Lunch
*Opportunity to attend afternoon classes at SEBTS