ABOUT


The biennial EFCA national conference is an opportunity to come together — as Paul reminds us, the church is called to unity — one body, one spirit, one hope (Ephesians 4).

Built to equip those at the heart of the movement for their local context, EFCA One will feature:

  • sessions hosted by celebrated teachers
  • a diverse worship experience led by gifted musicians
  • freedom to pursue and renew deep fellowship
  • quality, relevant and hands-on workshops
  • complimentary post-conference sessions

Join us to renew, reconnect and refocus on the One who unites us as a movement.

Who should come? Topics have pastors, leaders and leadership teams specifically in mind, but the conference is open to everyone.

SPEAKERS


D.A. Carson
D.A. Carson

Dr. Carson serves as research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Previously he was on faculty at Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he served for two years as academic dean. He also taught at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Richmond College, and Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Additionally, he is the president of The Gospel Coalition. He and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children.

Jared Alcantara
Jared Alcantara

Jared joined the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School faculty in 2014 as Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Director of the MA in Ministry Program. His research interests are various: Global South preaching; homiletical theory; preaching and New Media; social location; and the role of race and ethnicity in preaching, especially in Latino/a and African American contexts. Jared lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife, Jennifer, and their three daughters.

Mark DeYmaz
Mark DeYmaz

Mark is a leader in the emerging Multi-ethnic Church Movement, a contributing editor for Outreach magazine, and a contributing editor for Leadership Journal. He is the founder, and executive director of the Mosaix Global Network, an organization dedicated to inspiring unity and diversity in the local church throughout North America and beyond. He posts regularly on Glue, his personal blog. He has been a full-time pastor for nearly 28 years.

Kevin Kompelien
Kevin Kompelien

Kevin was elected as the sixth president of the Evangelical Free Church of America in 2015. For the previous nine years, he served as the international leader for the Africa division with EFCA ReachGlobal and a senior leader of the mission. A graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1983), Kevin has over twenty years as pastor of two EFCA churches. Married to wife Becky since 1981, Kevin and Becky have four grown, married children and seven grandchildren.

Colleen McFadden
Colleen McFadden

Colleen joined the Charles Simeon Trust in 2007 and currently serves as the director of Women's Workshops. Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the College of Business, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She also serves on the board of Matthias Media Ministries. Colleen and her husband, Kevin, live in the Philadelphia area and are members of Seven Mile Road Church where Colleen teaches and trains women to teach the Bible.

Larry Osborne
Larry Osborne

Dr. Larry Osborne serves as a senior and teaching pastor at North Coast Church and is an author, speaker, mentor and nationally recognized trainer of pastors. His books include Accidental Pharisees, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Spirituality for the Rest of Us, Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret, Sticky Church, Sticky Teams, and the Unity Factor. He holds both a Master of Divinity degree and a doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary.

Drew Leaver
Drew Leaver

Drew Leaver is the lead pastor of Northeast Bible Church in the northeast corner of San Antonio, Texas, where he has served since 2010. Prior to arriving at Northeast, he served as a teaching pastor in Dallas, where he earned a degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Having been poured into as a young pastor, Drew now lives with a passion and commitment to do the same; coaching young pastors and church planters in the EFCA and seeking to make disciples on mission in his local community. Drew lives with his wife, Dawn, and their two children in San Antonio.

Brian Chan
Brian Chan

Brian (pastor, professor, writer, artist, and martial artist) is the founder of Creativity Catalyst, is a faculty at Biola University for over ten years, teaching “Beauty and Spirituality” and “Theology of Heroes and Villains,” is the author of The Purple Curtain: Living Out Beauty in Faith and Culture from a Biblical Perspective and Not Easily Broken, is a visual artist in the media of oil, acrylic, charcoal, and ink, and is a Wing Chun Kung Fu instructor in Burbank, CA. He has B.A.s in psychology and sociology, a Th.M. in historical theology, a M.A. in Christian education, and a D.Min. in philosophy.  Above all, he is a husband and father. He and Ellen fostered two children and adopted the second. His passion that drives his creative portfolio is to live faithfully and fully as a creative steward of God who creates beauty.

Mark Yarhouse
Mark Yarhouse

Mark is the director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity and is also professor of Psychology and the Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice at the Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling, where he has taught since 1998. He earned his MA in Theological Studies, MA in Clinical Psychology, and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. He has published several volumes on the issue of homosexuality, including Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church’s Moral Debate (co-authored with Stanton Jones, IVP Academic, 2000); Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation (co-authored with Stanton Jones, IVP Academic, 2007); and Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Pastors, Parents and Friends (Bethany House, 2010).

LOCATION


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Austin, Texas

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4220 Monterey Oaks Blvd, Austin, TX 78749 Austin Oaks Church The primary church location where the conference is held.
4424 South Mopac Expwy, Austin, TX 78735 LaQuinta Inn and Suites – Austin Southwest To receive our contracted rate of $159/night, call (512) 899-3000 and ask for the EFCA block by May 26, 2017. For more information visit:
www.laquintaaustinswmopac.com/
4501 South IH-35, Austin, TX 78744 Spring Hill Suites by Marriot - Austin South To receive our contracted rate of $140/night, call (512) 441-8270 and ask for the EFCA block by May 23, 2017. For more information visit:
marriot.com
4892 W US Hwy 290 Service Rd, Sunset Valley, TX 78735 Holiday Inn Express & Suites To receive our contracted rate of $112 (king) or $128 (two queen) per night, call (512) 891-9500 and ask for the EFCA block.

SCHEDULE


Here's a quick explanation of the items you'll see on this year's conference schedule.

Deeper Learning Tracks

90-minute training sessions taught by leading national experts. Choose from the following topics: culture, Bible/theology, work and vocation, leadership, missional impact and Creando una Cultura de Discipulado en la Iglesia (Creating a Disciplemaking Culture in a Hispanic/Latino Church).

Business Session

Delegates from EFCA churches will represent their churches for a session involving reports, elections, prayer and celebration.

Intensives

Focused training that explore unique and essential topics important to church leaders. The three sessions build on each other to provide participants a day of in depth training and perspectives.

Tuesday, June 20


All Day
Registration
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Worship - Kevin Kompelien: Abiding in Christ (Abide)

The heart of the Christian faith is union with Christ. Abiding is manifested in prayerful dependence on the Lord Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit. His work in our lives results in a humble recognition that apart from Him one can do nothing. And for the one abiding in union with Christ, all that is Christ’s is the believers. (John 15)

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Deeper Learning - Session 1
  • Leadership - The Truth About Discipleship & Church Growth: The Stuff They Never Teach in Seminary with Larry Osborne

    The Truth About Discipleship & Church Growth: The stuff they never teach in seminary

    If you've ever wondered why so many of our discipleship ministries look incredibly impressive on paper but never seem to work in the real world, this workshop is for you and your team. We'll look at why discipleship goes bad, what it takes to move beyond idealism and drive-by-guiltings to genuine New Testament discipleship making.

    Session 1: How Discipleship Goes Bad: Is it possible that we've been aiming at the wrong target?

    Session 2: Disciplining The Saints: How to move beyond idealism and drive-by-guiltings to genuine New Testament discipleship

    Session 3: Developing A Leadership Pipeline: Why so many churches have so few leaders and the simple things we can do to turn it around

    Speakers:
    Larry Osborne
    Dr. Larry Osborne serves as a senior and teaching pastor at North Coast Church and is an author, speaker, mentor and nationally recognized trainer of pastors. His books include Accidental Pharisees, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Spirituality for the Rest of Us, Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret, Sticky Church, Sticky Teams, and the Unity Factor. He holds both a Master of Divinity degree and a doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary.

  • Missional Impact - Disciplemaking: Multicultural, Multi-ethnic, Multi-generational with Mark DeYmaz

    Disciplemaking: Multicultural, Multi-ethnic, Multi-generational

    The EFCA is growing in its multi-ethnic composition. These sessions platform one of the nation’s leading strategists in this model of church ministry. Author, consultant and pastor at Mosaic Church, Mark DeYmaz will provide practical steps to multi-ethnic ministry. The EFCA has partnered for years with Mosaic because of it practical equipping by evangelizing, disciplining and church planting.

    Session 1: The Biblical Mandate for Multi-ethnic Church Ministry & Panel

    Session 2: The Irreducible Core Elements for a Multi-ethnic Church & Panel

    Session 1: Phases of Transitioning a Mono-ethnic to Multi-ethnic Church & Panel

    Speakers:
    Mark DeYmaz
    Mark is a leader in the emerging Multi-ethnic Church Movement, a contributing editor for Outreach magazine, and a contributing editor for Leadership Journal. He is the founder, and Executive Director of the Mosaix Global Network, an organization dedicated to inspiring unity and diversity in the local church throughout North America and beyond. He posts regularly on Glue, his personal blog. He has been a full-time pastor for nearly 28 years.

  • Culture - The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: Purity and Pornography

    The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: Purity and Pornography

    The culture is changing drastically. We are being overwhelmed by a moral tsunami. How do we think about and respond to the changing culture and the changing laws? Specifically, how do we address the problem of purity and pornography, especially in the church as it affects men, women, parents, and children?

    Session 1: Setting the Stage - Where are we? What are our options? What is the biblical response?

    Session 1: Pornography and Its Impact in the Church

    Session 3: Resources for the Fight Against Pornography

    Speakers:
    TBD

  • Bible & Theology - What is 'Evangelical' about the Evangelical Free Church? with D.A. Carson

    What is 'Evangelical' about the Evangelical Free Church?

    The EFCA was birthed in the gospel. We have been and remain a people of the gospel. This is reflected in our name Evangelical. What does this mean, both in doctrine and in practice? How do we remain a people and denomination tethered to the text and grounded in the gospel? This is a critical question to discern our own spiritual health. Furthermore, it is essential for us to ensure we proclaim the gospel and engage in ministry in a way that reflects the gospel, offers the hope of the gospel to others, and brings glory to God.

    Session 1: The Gospel and the EFCA

    Session 2: The EFCA and the Gospel

    Session 3: Grounded in the Gospel: Retrospect and Prospect

    Speakers:
    D.A. Carson
    Dr. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he served for two years as academic dean. He also taught at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Richmond College, and Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Additionally, he is the president of The Gospel Coalition. Dr. Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Carson enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.

  • Work & Vocation - Faith and Work with Gary Hoag

    Faith and Work

    In this session you will hear biblical teaching, participate in engaging discussion, and learn practical ways EFCA pastors across the U.S. are helping the people in their congregations integrate their faith and work as a pathway for engaging with our EFCA disciplemaking vision.

    Session 1: Introduction and Teaching

    Session 2: Panel Discussion

    Session 3: Practical Implications and Applications

    Speaker:
    Gary Hoag
    Dr. Gary Hoag teaches as a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of America, and serves the EFCA national office on a part-time basis as campaign & church liaison / Faith, Work, and Economics initiatives administrator. He has helped over 50 churches and church planting networks receive over $500,000 in grants, while also providing biblical teaching and practical tips for mobilizing congregations to engage with the EFCA disciplemaking vision. As an author, he helped produce The NIV Stewardship Study Bible, and also written numerous books including his most recent scholarly work, Wealth in Ancient Ephesus and the First Letter to Timothy. Gary resides in Colorado with his wife, Jenni and their two children, Sammy and Sophie.

Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Deeper Learning - Session 2
  • Leadership - The Truth About Discipleship & Church Growth: The Stuff They Never Teach in Seminary with Larry Osborne

    The Truth About Discipleship & Church Growth: The stuff they never teach in seminary

    If you've ever wondered why so many of our discipleship ministries look incredibly impressive on paper but never seem to work in the real world, this workshop is for you and your team. We'll look at why discipleship goes bad, what it takes to move beyond idealism and drive-by-guiltings to genuine New Testament discipleship making.

    Session 1: How Discipleship Goes Bad: Is it possible that we've been aiming at the wrong target?

    Session 2: Disciplining The Saints: How to move beyond idealism and drive-by-guiltings to genuine New Testament discipleship

    Session 3: Developing A Leadership Pipeline: Why so many churches have so few leaders and the simple things we can do to turn it around

    Speakers:
    Larry Osborne
    Dr. Larry Osborne serves as a senior and teaching pastor at North Coast Church and is an author, speaker, mentor and nationally recognized trainer of pastors. His books include Accidental Pharisees, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Spirituality for the Rest of Us, Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret, Sticky Church, Sticky Teams, and the Unity Factor. He holds both a Master of Divinity degree and a doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary.

  • Missional Impact - Disciplemaking: Multicultural, Multi-ethnic, Multi-generational with Mark DeYmaz

    Disciplemaking: Multicultural, Multi-ethnic, Multi-generational

    The EFCA is growing in its multi-ethnic composition. These sessions platform one of the nation’s leading strategists in this model of church ministry. Author, consultant and pastor at Mosaic Church, Mark DeYmaz will provide practical steps to multi-ethnic ministry. The EFCA has partnered for years with Mosaic because of it practical equipping by evangelizing, disciplining and church planting.

    Session 1: The Biblical Mandate for Multi-ethnic Church Ministry & Panel

    Session 2: The Irreducible Core Elements for a Multi-ethnic Church & Panel

    Session 1: Phases of Transitioning a Mono-ethnic to Multi-ethnic Church & Panel

    Speakers:
    Mark DeYmaz
    Mark is a leader in the emerging Multi-ethnic Church Movement, a contributing editor for Outreach magazine, and a contributing editor for Leadership Journal. He is the founder, and Executive Director of the Mosaix Global Network, an organization dedicated to inspiring unity and diversity in the local church throughout North America and beyond. He posts regularly on Glue, his personal blog. He has been a full-time pastor for nearly 28 years.

  • Culture - The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: Purity and Pornography

    The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: Purity and Pornography

    The culture is changing drastically. We are being overwhelmed by a moral tsunami. How do we think about and respond to the changing culture and the changing laws? Specifically, how do we address the problem of purity and pornography, especially in the church as it affects men, women, parents, and children?

    Session 1: Setting the Stage - Where are we? What are our options? What is the biblical response?

    Session 1: Pornography and Its Impact in the Church

    Session 3: Resources for the Fight Against Pornography

    Speakers:
    TBD

  • Bible & Theology - What is 'Evangelical' about the Evangelical Free Church? with D.A. Carson

    What is 'Evangelical' about the Evangelical Free Church?

    The EFCA was birthed in the gospel. We have been and remain a people of the gospel. This is reflected in our name Evangelical. What does this mean, both in doctrine and in practice? How do we remain a people and denomination tethered to the text and grounded in the gospel? This is a critical question to discern our own spiritual health. Furthermore, it is essential for us to ensure we proclaim the gospel and engage in ministry in a way that reflects the gospel, offers the hope of the gospel to others, and brings glory to God.

    Session 1: The Gospel and the EFCA

    Session 2: The EFCA and the Gospel

    Session 3: Grounded in the Gospel: Retrospect and Prospect

    Speakers:
    D.A. Carson
    Dr. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he served for two years as academic dean. He also taught at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Richmond College, and Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Additionally, he is the president of The Gospel Coalition. Dr. Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Carson enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.

  • Work & Vocation - Faith and Work with Gary Hoag

    Faith and Work

    In this session you will hear biblical teaching, participate in engaging discussion, and learn practical ways EFCA pastors across the U.S. are helping the people in their congregations integrate their faith and work as a pathway for engaging with our EFCA disciplemaking vision.

    Session 1: Introduction and Teaching

    Session 2: Panel Discussion

    Session 3: Practical Implications and Applications

    Speaker:
    Gary Hoag
    Dr. Gary Hoag teaches as a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of America, and serves the EFCA national office on a part-time basis as campaign & church liaison / Faith, Work, and Economics initiatives administrator. He has helped over 50 churches and church planting networks receive over $500,000 in grants, while also providing biblical teaching and practical tips for mobilizing congregations to engage with the EFCA disciplemaking vision. As an author, he helped produce The NIV Stewardship Study Bible, and also written numerous books including his most recent scholarly work, Wealth in Ancient Ephesus and the First Letter to Timothy. Gary resides in Colorado with his wife, Jenni and their two children, Sammy and Sophie.

3 p.m.
Break
3:30 p.m.
Worship - D.A. Carson: The Authority of the Word and the Centrality of the Gospel (Word and Gospel)

The Scriptures are foundational for our understanding of God and His plan and purpose for His people. Our love for God is evidenced in our obedience to his Word. The gospel of Jesus Christ focusing on His completed and sufficient work is of first importance and is the power of God for salvation and transformation. (2 Timothy 3:14-17; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11)

Evening
Dinner on your own

Wednesday, June 21


9 a.m.
Worship – Jared Alcantara: Loving God and Loving Others (Mission)

We are commanded to love God above all with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Our love for God leads to love for neighbor, the other. These twin loves find expression in our God-given mission of making disciples among all people. (Matthew 22:37-39, Matthew 28:16-20)

10 a.m.
Break
10:30 a.m. – noon
Deeper Learning - Session 3
  • Leadership - The Truth About Discipleship & Church Growth: The Stuff They Never Teach in Seminary with Larry Osborne

    The Truth About Discipleship & Church Growth: The stuff they never teach in seminary

    If you've ever wondered why so many of our discipleship ministries look incredibly impressive on paper but never seem to work in the real world, this workshop is for you and your team. We'll look at why discipleship goes bad, what it takes to move beyond idealism and drive-by-guiltings to genuine New Testament discipleship making.

    Session 1: How Discipleship Goes Bad: Is it possible that we've been aiming at the wrong target?

    Session 2: Disciplining The Saints: How to move beyond idealism and drive-by-guiltings to genuine New Testament discipleship

    Session 3: Developing A Leadership Pipeline: Why so many churches have so few leaders and the simple things we can do to turn it around

    Speakers:
    Larry Osborne
    Dr. Larry Osborne serves as a senior and teaching pastor at North Coast Church and is an author, speaker, mentor and nationally recognized trainer of pastors. His books include Accidental Pharisees, 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe, Spirituality for the Rest of Us, Innovation’s Dirty Little Secret, Sticky Church, Sticky Teams, and the Unity Factor. He holds both a Master of Divinity degree and a doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary.

  • Missional Impact - Disciplemaking: Multicultural, Multi-ethnic, Multi-generational with Mark DeYmaz

    Disciplemaking: Multicultural, Multi-ethnic, Multi-generational

    The EFCA is growing in its multi-ethnic composition. These sessions platform one of the nation’s leading strategists in this model of church ministry. Author, consultant and pastor at Mosaic Church, Mark DeYmaz will provide practical steps to multi-ethnic ministry. The EFCA has partnered for years with Mosaic because of it practical equipping by evangelizing, disciplining and church planting.

    Session 1: The Biblical Mandate for Multi-ethnic Church Ministry & Panel

    Session 2: The Irreducible Core Elements for a Multi-ethnic Church & Panel

    Session 1: Phases of Transitioning a Mono-ethnic to Multi-ethnic Church & Panel

    Speakers:
    Mark DeYmaz
    Mark is a leader in the emerging Multi-ethnic Church Movement, a contributing editor for Outreach magazine, and a contributing editor for Leadership Journal. He is the founder, and Executive Director of the Mosaix Global Network, an organization dedicated to inspiring unity and diversity in the local church throughout North America and beyond. He posts regularly on Glue, his personal blog. He has been a full-time pastor for nearly 28 years.

  • Culture - The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: Purity and Pornography

    The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: Purity and Pornography

    The culture is changing drastically. We are being overwhelmed by a moral tsunami. How do we think about and respond to the changing culture and the changing laws? Specifically, how do we address the problem of purity and pornography, especially in the church as it affects men, women, parents, and children?

    Session 1: Setting the Stage - Where are we? What are our options? What is the biblical response?

    Session 1: Pornography and Its Impact in the Church

    Session 3: Resources for the Fight Against Pornography

    Speakers:
    TBD

  • Bible & Theology - What is 'Evangelical' about the Evangelical Free Church? with D.A. Carson

    What is 'Evangelical' about the Evangelical Free Church?

    The EFCA was birthed in the gospel. We have been and remain a people of the gospel. This is reflected in our name Evangelical. What does this mean, both in doctrine and in practice? How do we remain a people and denomination tethered to the text and grounded in the gospel? This is a critical question to discern our own spiritual health. Furthermore, it is essential for us to ensure we proclaim the gospel and engage in ministry in a way that reflects the gospel, offers the hope of the gospel to others, and brings glory to God.

    Session 1: The Gospel and the EFCA

    Session 2: The EFCA and the Gospel

    Session 3: Grounded in the Gospel: Retrospect and Prospect

    Speakers:
    D.A. Carson
    Dr. Carson came to Trinity from the faculty of Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he served for two years as academic dean. He also taught at Northwest Baptist Theological College, Richmond College, and Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Additionally, he is the president of The Gospel Coalition. Dr. Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world. He and his wife, Joy, reside in Libertyville, Illinois. They have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Carson enjoys reading, hiking, and woodworking.

  • Work & Vocation - Faith and Work with Gary Hoag

    Faith and Work

    In this session you will hear biblical teaching, participate in engaging discussion, and learn practical ways EFCA pastors across the U.S. are helping the people in their congregations integrate their faith and work as a pathway for engaging with our EFCA disciplemaking vision.

    Session 1: Introduction and Teaching

    Session 2: Panel Discussion

    Session 3: Practical Implications and Applications

    Speaker:
    Gary Hoag
    Dr. Gary Hoag teaches as a visiting professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, is ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of America, and serves the EFCA national office on a part-time basis as campaign & church liaison / Faith, Work, and Economics initiatives administrator. He has helped over 50 churches and church planting networks receive over $500,000 in grants, while also providing biblical teaching and practical tips for mobilizing congregations to engage with the EFCA disciplemaking vision. As an author, he helped produce The NIV Stewardship Study Bible, and also written numerous books including his most recent scholarly work, Wealth in Ancient Ephesus and the First Letter to Timothy. Gary resides in Colorado with his wife, Jenni and their two children, Sammy and Sophie.

Noon
Lunch
1:30 p.m
Business Session
3 p.m.
Break
3:30 p.m.
Worship - Drew Leaver: God's New Community (Community)

The gospel of Jesus Christ transforms individuals who are born into a family, God’s new community. Through our union with Christ, and with Christ as our Head, we affirm the priesthood of all believers, offering ourselves to the Lord as a living sacrifice and serving others interdependently as one body, a corporate manifestation of the gospel. (Ephesians 2:11-22; Ephesians 4:11-16)

5 p.m.
Dinner provided by Trinity Alumni and Friends
Evening
All People Night of Worship - “Living Out Our Unity, in the Midst of Diversity, Around the Throne of Worship”

Thursday, June 22


9 - 10:30 a.m.
Instensive Session 1
  • Forum on Expository Preaching - Constantine Campbell

    Forum on Expository Preaching: Preaching the Familiar and the Formidable

    In these two sessions, Campbell will preach two sermons, each followed by a homiletical decisions commentary, along with feedback and questions. The first sermon focuses on the parable of the prodigal son as an example of preaching a narrative text that everyone (thinks they) knows well. The message from Romans 6:1-14 is an example of preaching a difficult and confusing epistolary text.

    Session 1: God’s Heart for the Lost (Luke 15:11–32)

    Session 2: Dying to Live (Rom 6:1–14)

    Speakers:
    Constantine Campbell is associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to Trinity, Dr. Campbell served as senior lecturer in New Testament and Greek at Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia. He has served as an associate pastor and itinerant evangelist throughout Australia, combining jazz music with evangelism. His publications include Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek, Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament, and Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study — the 2014 Christianity Today Book of the Year in Biblical Studies. He is currently writing on the Johannine Epistles, a theology of achievement, and on the eschatology of the Apostle Paul. Dr. Campbell is an ordained deacon in the Anglican Church of Australia, and is a highly active preacher and evangelist. He enjoys performing as a jazz saxophonist, bodybuilding, and most of all time spent with his family—wife Bronwyn and their three children

  • Seeking God for Spiritual Refreshment and Renewal for Today’s Church and Leader - John Woodbridge & Fritz Dale

    Seeking God for Spiritual Refreshment and Renewal for Today’s Church and Leader

    God wants to give refreshment and renewal to the church and leaders through His Holy Spirit (Acts 3:19). In these sessions, we will explore both the biblical and historical dynamics of revival and provide key principles and practical insights for spiritual refreshment in the life of the leader, the church and the EFCA.

    Session 1: Exploring the biblical narrative and inspiration for revival.

    Session 2: Discovering the seasons of revival throughout the history of the church.

    Session 3: Cultivating spiritual refreshment in the life of a leader in the church.

    Speakers:
    John Woodbridge
    Fritz Dale

  • Women of the Word – Colleen McFadden

    Women of the Word

    This session will train and equip women in three key areas: (1) how to study the Bible; (2) building on how to study, focus on how to teach the Bible; (3) building on how to teach, emphasize how to model, equip and train others to study and teach the Bible. We are eager to equip women to be women in the Word so they can be women of the Word and women for the Word.

    Session 1: How to Study the Bible

    Session 2: How to Teach the Bible

    Session 3: How to Model, Equip and Train Others to Study and Teach the Bible

    Speakers:
    Colleen McFadden
    Colleen joined the Charles Simeon Trust in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Women's Workshops where she is responsible for all activities related to the Workshops for women. Prior to working with the Trust, she was in the corporate world, most recently as a Business Development Manager at a major insurance corporation. Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the College of Business, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She also serves on the board of Matthias Media Ministries. Colleen and her husband, Kevin, live in the Philadelphia area, where he teaches New Testament at Cairn University. They are members of Seven Mile Road Church where Colleen teaches women and trains women to teach the Bible.

  • Unleashing Creativity and Innovation in the Church - Brian Chan

    Unleashing Creativity and Innovation in the Church

    These sessions will uncover a robust theological framework for how creativity applies to the everyday disciple, and specifically to creative practitioners in the arts resulting in greater life and gospel impact in and through the church.

    Session 1: We are invited to the adventure to be creative stewards of the earth, unleashing God’s creativity for the good of the world.

    Session 2: Inspiration: Discover the rich theological meaning of inspiration that involves understanding ideation, imagination, and intention which provides the content, foundation and passion for transformative expressions of creativity.

    Session 3: Invention: Helping people in the church be at the forefront of creative action in the public sphere for the good of human flourishing.

    Speakers:
    Brian Chan
    Brian See Chan, as a pastor, professor, writer, artist, and martial artist, is the founder of Creativity Catalyst, is a faculty at Biola University for over ten years, teaching “Beauty and Spirituality” and “Theology of Heroes and Villains,” is the author of The Purple Curtain: Living Out Beauty in Faith and Culture from a Biblical Perspective and Not Easily Broken (a novel), is a visual artist in the media of oil, acrylic, charcoal, and ink, and is a Wing Chun Kung Fu instructor in Burbank, CA. He has B.A.s in psychology and sociology, a Th.M. in historical theology, a M.A. in Christian education, and a D.Min. in philosophy. Above all, he is a husband and father. He and Ellen fostered two children and adopted the second, named Josiah. His passion that drives his creative portfolio is to live faithfully and fully as a creative steward of God who creates beauty.

  • The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: LGBTQ+ - Mark Yarhouse

    The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: LGBTQ+

    In this teaching intensive, the focus will be on the broader LGBTC+ issues, with a specific focus on homosexuality, same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria. Pastors and leaders of local churches are struggling with how to respond to and engage with these cultural shifts in the realm of human sexuality, and whether or not responding to and engaging with it is even worth it or something they ought to do. In this session we will be informed and instructed in these matters and also receive guidance in how to engage, respond and love with grace and truth.

    Session 1: Understanding the Cultural Issues

    Session 2: The Gospel and LGBTQ+

    Session 3: Response: Grace and Truth

    Speakers:
    Mark Yarhouse
    Mark is the director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity and is also Professor of Psychology and the Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice at the Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling, where he has taught since 1998. He earned his MA in Theological Studies, MA in Clinical Psychology, and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. He has published several volumes on the issue of homosexuality, including Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church’s Moral Debate (co-authored with Stanton Jones, IVP Academic, 2000);  Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation  (co-authored with Stanton Jones, IVP Academic, 2007); and  Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Pastors, Parents and Friends(Bethany House, 2010).

  • Ministry Development for Hispanic Pastors and Leaders in a Multiethnic Context (Desarrollo Ministerial para Pastores y Líderes Hispanos en un Contexto Multiétnico)

    Ministry Development for Hispanic Pastors and Leaders in a Multiethnic Context (Desarrollo Ministerial para Pastores y Líderes Hispanos en un Contexto Multiétnico)

    TBD

    Session 1: Multiethnic Church Ministries from a Hispanic Perspective (Ministerios Multiétnicos desde una Perspectiva Hispana)

    Session 2: Sustaining a Fruitful Ministry (Desarrollando y Sustentando un Ministerio Fructífero)

    Session 3: Pastors and Leaders are to combat the Spiritual Forces of Evil (Guerra Espiritual a Nivel Pastoral)

    Speakers:
    TBD

10:30 a.m.
Break
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instensive Session 2
  • Forum on Expository Preaching - Constantine Campbell

    Forum on Expository Preaching: Preaching the Familiar and the Formidable

    In these two sessions, Campbell will preach two sermons, each followed by a homiletical decisions commentary, along with feedback and questions. The first sermon focuses on the parable of the prodigal son as an example of preaching a narrative text that everyone (thinks they) knows well. The message from Romans 6:1-14 is an example of preaching a difficult and confusing epistolary text.

    Session 1: God’s Heart for the Lost (Luke 15:11–32)

    Session 2: Dying to Live (Rom 6:1–14)

    Speakers:
    Constantine Campbell is associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to Trinity, Dr. Campbell served as senior lecturer in New Testament and Greek at Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia. He has served as an associate pastor and itinerant evangelist throughout Australia, combining jazz music with evangelism. His publications include Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek, Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament, and Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study — the 2014 Christianity Today Book of the Year in Biblical Studies. He is currently writing on the Johannine Epistles, a theology of achievement, and on the eschatology of the Apostle Paul. Dr. Campbell is an ordained deacon in the Anglican Church of Australia, and is a highly active preacher and evangelist. He enjoys performing as a jazz saxophonist, bodybuilding, and most of all time spent with his family—wife Bronwyn and their three children

  • Seeking God for Spiritual Refreshment and Renewal for Today’s Church and Leader - John Woodbridge & Fritz Dale

    Seeking God for Spiritual Refreshment and Renewal for Today’s Church and Leader

    God wants to give refreshment and renewal to the church and leaders through His Holy Spirit (Acts 3:19). In these sessions, we will explore both the biblical and historical dynamics of revival and provide key principles and practical insights for spiritual refreshment in the life of the leader, the church and the EFCA.

    Session 1: Exploring the biblical narrative and inspiration for revival.

    Session 2: Discovering the seasons of revival throughout the history of the church.

    Session 3: Cultivating spiritual refreshment in the life of a leader in the church.

    Speakers:
    John Woodbridge
    Fritz Dale

  • Women of the Word – Colleen McFadden

    Women of the Word

    This session will train and equip women in three key areas: (1) how to study the Bible; (2) building on how to study, focus on how to teach the Bible; (3) building on how to teach, emphasize how to model, equip and train others to study and teach the Bible. We are eager to equip women to be women in the Word so they can be women of the Word and women for the Word.

    Session 1: How to Study the Bible

    Session 2: How to Teach the Bible

    Session 3: How to Model, Equip and Train Others to Study and Teach the Bible

    Speakers:
    Colleen McFadden
    Colleen joined the Charles Simeon Trust in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Women's Workshops where she is responsible for all activities related to the Workshops for women. Prior to working with the Trust, she was in the corporate world, most recently as a Business Development Manager at a major insurance corporation. Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the College of Business, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She also serves on the board of Matthias Media Ministries. Colleen and her husband, Kevin, live in the Philadelphia area, where he teaches New Testament at Cairn University. They are members of Seven Mile Road Church where Colleen teaches women and trains women to teach the Bible.

  • Unleashing Creativity and Innovation in the Church - Brian Chan

    Unleashing Creativity and Innovation in the Church

    These sessions will uncover a robust theological framework for how creativity applies to the everyday disciple, and specifically to creative practitioners in the arts resulting in greater life and gospel impact in and through the church.

    Session 1: We are invited to the adventure to be creative stewards of the earth, unleashing God’s creativity for the good of the world.

    Session 2: Inspiration: Discover the rich theological meaning of inspiration that involves understanding ideation, imagination, and intention which provides the content, foundation and passion for transformative expressions of creativity.

    Session 3: Invention: Helping people in the church be at the forefront of creative action in the public sphere for the good of human flourishing.

    Speakers:
    Brian Chan
    Brian See Chan, as a pastor, professor, writer, artist, and martial artist, is the founder of Creativity Catalyst, is a faculty at Biola University for over ten years, teaching “Beauty and Spirituality” and “Theology of Heroes and Villains,” is the author of The Purple Curtain: Living Out Beauty in Faith and Culture from a Biblical Perspective and Not Easily Broken (a novel), is a visual artist in the media of oil, acrylic, charcoal, and ink, and is a Wing Chun Kung Fu instructor in Burbank, CA. He has B.A.s in psychology and sociology, a Th.M. in historical theology, a M.A. in Christian education, and a D.Min. in philosophy. Above all, he is a husband and father. He and Ellen fostered two children and adopted the second, named Josiah. His passion that drives his creative portfolio is to live faithfully and fully as a creative steward of God who creates beauty.

  • The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: LGBTQ+ - Mark Yarhouse

    The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: LGBTQ+

    In this teaching intensive, the focus will be on the broader LGBTC+ issues, with a specific focus on homosexuality, same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria. Pastors and leaders of local churches are struggling with how to respond to and engage with these cultural shifts in the realm of human sexuality, and whether or not responding to and engaging with it is even worth it or something they ought to do. In this session we will be informed and instructed in these matters and also receive guidance in how to engage, respond and love with grace and truth.

    Session 1: Understanding the Cultural Issues

    Session 2: The Gospel and LGBTQ+

    Session 3: Response: Grace and Truth

    Speakers:
    Mark Yarhouse
    Mark is the director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity and is also Professor of Psychology and the Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice at the Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling, where he has taught since 1998. He earned his MA in Theological Studies, MA in Clinical Psychology, and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. He has published several volumes on the issue of homosexuality, including Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church’s Moral Debate (co-authored with Stanton Jones, IVP Academic, 2000);  Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation  (co-authored with Stanton Jones, IVP Academic, 2007); and  Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Pastors, Parents and Friends(Bethany House, 2010).

  • Ministry Development for Hispanic Pastors and Leaders in a Multiethnic Context (Desarrollo Ministerial para Pastores y Líderes Hispanos en un Contexto Multiétnico)

    Ministry Development for Hispanic Pastors and Leaders in a Multiethnic Context (Desarrollo Ministerial para Pastores y Líderes Hispanos en un Contexto Multiétnico)

    TBD

    Session 1: Multiethnic Church Ministries from a Hispanic Perspective (Ministerios Multiétnicos desde una Perspectiva Hispana)

    Session 2: Sustaining a Fruitful Ministry (Desarrollando y Sustentando un Ministerio Fructífero)

    Session 3: Pastors and Leaders are to combat the Spiritual Forces of Evil (Guerra Espiritual a Nivel Pastoral)

    Speakers:
    TBD

12:30 p.m.
Lunch
2 p.m.
Instensive Session 3
  • Forum on Expository Preaching - Constantine Campbell

    Forum on Expository Preaching: Preaching the Familiar and the Formidable

    In these two sessions, Campbell will preach two sermons, each followed by a homiletical decisions commentary, along with feedback and questions. The first sermon focuses on the parable of the prodigal son as an example of preaching a narrative text that everyone (thinks they) knows well. The message from Romans 6:1-14 is an example of preaching a difficult and confusing epistolary text.

    Session 1: God’s Heart for the Lost (Luke 15:11–32)

    Session 2: Dying to Live (Rom 6:1–14)

    Speakers:
    Constantine Campbell is associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Before coming to Trinity, Dr. Campbell served as senior lecturer in New Testament and Greek at Moore Theological College, Sydney, Australia. He has served as an associate pastor and itinerant evangelist throughout Australia, combining jazz music with evangelism. His publications include Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek, Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament, and Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study — the 2014 Christianity Today Book of the Year in Biblical Studies. He is currently writing on the Johannine Epistles, a theology of achievement, and on the eschatology of the Apostle Paul. Dr. Campbell is an ordained deacon in the Anglican Church of Australia, and is a highly active preacher and evangelist. He enjoys performing as a jazz saxophonist, bodybuilding, and most of all time spent with his family—wife Bronwyn and their three children

  • Seeking God for Spiritual Refreshment and Renewal for Today’s Church and Leader - John Woodbridge & Fritz Dale

    Seeking God for Spiritual Refreshment and Renewal for Today’s Church and Leader

    God wants to give refreshment and renewal to the church and leaders through His Holy Spirit (Acts 3:19). In these sessions, we will explore both the biblical and historical dynamics of revival and provide key principles and practical insights for spiritual refreshment in the life of the leader, the church and the EFCA.

    Session 1: Exploring the biblical narrative and inspiration for revival.

    Session 2: Discovering the seasons of revival throughout the history of the church.

    Session 3: Cultivating spiritual refreshment in the life of a leader in the church.

    Speakers:
    John Woodbridge
    Fritz Dale

  • Women of the Word – Colleen McFadden

    Women of the Word

    This session will train and equip women in three key areas: (1) how to study the Bible; (2) building on how to study, focus on how to teach the Bible; (3) building on how to teach, emphasize how to model, equip and train others to study and teach the Bible. We are eager to equip women to be women in the Word so they can be women of the Word and women for the Word.

    Session 1: How to Study the Bible

    Session 2: How to Teach the Bible

    Session 3: How to Model, Equip and Train Others to Study and Teach the Bible

    Speakers:
    Colleen McFadden
    Colleen joined the Charles Simeon Trust in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Women's Workshops where she is responsible for all activities related to the Workshops for women. Prior to working with the Trust, she was in the corporate world, most recently as a Business Development Manager at a major insurance corporation. Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the College of Business, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and an MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She also serves on the board of Matthias Media Ministries. Colleen and her husband, Kevin, live in the Philadelphia area, where he teaches New Testament at Cairn University. They are members of Seven Mile Road Church where Colleen teaches women and trains women to teach the Bible.

  • Unleashing Creativity and Innovation in the Church - Brian Chan

    Unleashing Creativity and Innovation in the Church

    These sessions will uncover a robust theological framework for how creativity applies to the everyday disciple, and specifically to creative practitioners in the arts resulting in greater life and gospel impact in and through the church.

    Session 1: We are invited to the adventure to be creative stewards of the earth, unleashing God’s creativity for the good of the world.

    Session 2: Inspiration: Discover the rich theological meaning of inspiration that involves understanding ideation, imagination, and intention which provides the content, foundation and passion for transformative expressions of creativity.

    Session 3: Invention: Helping people in the church be at the forefront of creative action in the public sphere for the good of human flourishing.

    Speakers:
    Brian Chan
    Brian See Chan, as a pastor, professor, writer, artist, and martial artist, is the founder of Creativity Catalyst, is a faculty at Biola University for over ten years, teaching “Beauty and Spirituality” and “Theology of Heroes and Villains,” is the author of The Purple Curtain: Living Out Beauty in Faith and Culture from a Biblical Perspective and Not Easily Broken (a novel), is a visual artist in the media of oil, acrylic, charcoal, and ink, and is a Wing Chun Kung Fu instructor in Burbank, CA. He has B.A.s in psychology and sociology, a Th.M. in historical theology, a M.A. in Christian education, and a D.Min. in philosophy. Above all, he is a husband and father. He and Ellen fostered two children and adopted the second, named Josiah. His passion that drives his creative portfolio is to live faithfully and fully as a creative steward of God who creates beauty.

  • The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: LGBTQ+ - Mark Yarhouse

    The Gospel, Culture and Human Sexuality: LGBTQ+

    In this teaching intensive, the focus will be on the broader LGBTC+ issues, with a specific focus on homosexuality, same-sex attraction and gender dysphoria. Pastors and leaders of local churches are struggling with how to respond to and engage with these cultural shifts in the realm of human sexuality, and whether or not responding to and engaging with it is even worth it or something they ought to do. In this session we will be informed and instructed in these matters and also receive guidance in how to engage, respond and love with grace and truth.

    Session 1: Understanding the Cultural Issues

    Session 2: The Gospel and LGBTQ+

    Session 3: Response: Grace and Truth

    Speakers:
    Mark Yarhouse
    Mark is the director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity and is also Professor of Psychology and the Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair of Christian Thought in Mental Health Practice at the Regent University School of Psychology and Counseling, where he has taught since 1998. He earned his MA in Theological Studies, MA in Clinical Psychology, and PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. He has published several volumes on the issue of homosexuality, including Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church’s Moral Debate (co-authored with Stanton Jones, IVP Academic, 2000);  Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation  (co-authored with Stanton Jones, IVP Academic, 2007); and  Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Pastors, Parents and Friends(Bethany House, 2010).

  • Ministry Development for Hispanic Pastors and Leaders in a Multiethnic Context (Desarrollo Ministerial para Pastores y Líderes Hispanos en un Contexto Multiétnico)

    Ministry Development for Hispanic Pastors and Leaders in a Multiethnic Context (Desarrollo Ministerial para Pastores y Líderes Hispanos en un Contexto Multiétnico)

    TBD

    Session 1: Multiethnic Church Ministries from a Hispanic Perspective (Ministerios Multiétnicos desde una Perspectiva Hispana)

    Session 2: Sustaining a Fruitful Ministry (Desarrollando y Sustentando un Ministerio Fructífero)

    Session 3: Pastors and Leaders are to combat the Spiritual Forces of Evil (Guerra Espiritual a Nivel Pastoral)

    Speakers:
    TBD

3:30 p.m.
Break
4 p.m.
Worship - Kevin Kompelien: One Lord, One Faith, One People, One Mission (Unity)

Through Christ’s completed work on the cross, we who believe and receive the gospel are made one with Him and one with one another. In Christ there is one new humanity, a new community, who rejoices in the reality of this oneness, and who is eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit. Being unified in the essentials of the gospel, we grant charity/liberty in non-essential matters, manifesting a missional community from heaven. (Ephesians 4:1-6)

5:30 p.m.
Conference ends

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