Relate Conference is a 2-day event designed to refresh you and your team as you meet and learn from other churches who are on a similar journey in ministry. Come together, share experiences, and build relationships that move your vision forward.



Randy Bezet is the founding and lead pastor of Bayside Community Church in Bradenton, Florida. As a pastor and teacher, he focuses on building the local church, sharing the message of Christ, and helping people reach their full potential. Randy serves on the board of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), an organization dedicated to planting life-giving churches across the United States.

Randy resides in Bradenton with his wife, Amy, and their four children.


Dino Rizzo serves as the Executive Director of ARC (Association of Related Churches), an organization he co-founded which has planted hundreds of churches across the country. He is also the author of the book Servolution.
In 1992, Dino and his wife DeLynn founded Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a church they pastored for twenty years. Today, Dino also serves as an Associate Pastor at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham. Dino and DeLynn have three incredible children.


Pastor Emy Vazquez is the lead pastor of ExcelChurch in Leominster. He & his wife Emily (Executive Director) dreamed of planting a church with a simple goal – helping people connect with God so that they might reach their full potential. They believe that the local church is the hope of the world. As a result they are passionate about investing in other churches and believe in church planting.

Pastor Emy & Emily have a passion to see the church of Jesus Christ reach everyone far from God.


Lead/Senior Pastors

Children (Birth – Grade 5)

Students (Middle – High School)

Small Groups




Hospitality/First Impressions

Assimilation/Growth Track


Campus Pastors

Executive/Associate Pastors

Human Resources

Church Administration

Central Support for Campuses

Administrative/Executive Assistant

Creative and Social Media

Safety & Security for Weekend Services

Women in Ministry

Special Needs Ministry


This Is Us​ -​ ​An inside look into doing ministry and raising a family​ (Ps. Randy Bezet, Mrs. Amy and Bezet family)

Leading Under VisionKeys to Valuing and Carrying the Vision of Your House… No Matter Your Role (Kristin Becnel, ​Executive Director of Creative)

The Barnabas EffectHelping others shine in ministry (Ps. David Murphy, ​North River Campus Pastor)

Staff MentoringHow Mentoring Can Grow Your Church – A Lost Art (Ps. Gregg Ellery, Senior Associate Pastor)

The Trendy Trap ​- ​Keys to Building Relevant Ministries (Ps. Matt Moore, ​Executive Director of Youth Ministries)

Blueprint For a Long-Lasting, Effective LifeStaying charged and avoiding burnout (Ps. Burnard Scott, East Bradenton Campus Pastor)

How to Recruit and Retain Volunteers12 Secrets that Thriving Churches Use to Recruit and Retain Healthy Volunteers (Ps. Alex Anderson, Senior Associate Pastor)

Launching CampusesHow, Why and When to launch campuses (Ps. Mark Mateer, Executive Director of Central Support)

Funding The VisionA systematic way to develop high capacity givers (Ps. TJ McCormick, Coastal Community Church Lead Pastor)

The Heart & Fully Alive Living!Reclaiming the original sanctuary of God so that leaders, staff, and individuals thrive personally and professionally (Marc Owings & Amy Fesser, Founder & CEO of ElevateHim Ministries, National Coordinator of Communications)

Generational God – Empowering the Next Generation of leaders (Ps. Joe Mateer, High School & Middle School Pastor)



11:30am: Registration and snacks

1:30pm: Opening Session

3:00pm: Roundtable Experience 1

4:45pm: Roundtable Experience 2

6:30pm: Dinner/After Party


6:30am: Morning Prayer

7:30am: Registration and Breakfast

9:00am: Main Session

11:00am: Breakout Session 1

11:45am: Lunch

1:00pm: Breakout Session 2

2:15pm: Main Session

3:30pm: Afternoon Break

6:30pm: Worship Wednesday Service






Full registration for both days. Includes all speaker sessions, your choice of breakouts, complimentary snacks, and admission to the after party on Tuesday.

1 to 3 attendees

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Full registration for both days. Includes all speaker sessions, your choice of breakouts, complimentary snacks, and admission to the after party on Tuesday.

4 to 7 attendees

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8+ attendees

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Holiday Inn Express – Lakewood Ranch (16 minutes, 7.7 miles)
5464 Lena Rd, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211

Hyatt Place – Lakewood Ranch (19 minutes, 9.6 miles)
6021 Exchange Way, Bradenton, FL 34202

Homewood Suites – Lakewood Ranch (21 minutes, 11 miles)
305 N Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, FL 34235

Country Inn & Suites (19 minutes, 8.4 miles)
5610 Manor Hill Way, Bradenton, FL 34203
Hampton Inn & Suites – Lakewood Ranch (21 minutes, 11 miles)
8565 Cooper Creek Blvd, Sarasota, FL 34201

“This was a first class event, the facility, free food/drink choices, worship, speakers and volunteers were all amazing!“

“As a student and current ministry volunteer, this allowed me to connect with, be encouraged by, and learn from some outstanding pastors and leaders as I prepare for the calling to vocational ministry God has placed on my life. Thank you so much!”

“Unbelievable! More than I would have imagined from a conference. This was the perfect setting to not only get information but you were able to actually speak with and go deeper into what might be particular back home.”

“Thank you guys so much for hosting us! Everything was top notch, and as someone who works in the communications department, it really helped me catch a better vision of where we should be doing as a church with our storytelling.”

“It was amazing! I would attend every year. Such a great job! Information was invaluable, everyone was great, and the experience was amazing.”