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Jesus shows us clearly the mission and heart of God: to invite all people into the good news of the kingdom of God. Jesus’ own proclamation of the kingdom was accompanied by time shared and service offered: he loved people and was out for their good. We too are called into this dynamic life of faith.

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Spiritual formation isn’t just about our own souls being filled up, instead we are filled up to overflowing so the love of God might spill out in service to our neighborhoods and communities for the transformation of the world. Formation for mission is about participating in God’s transforming work in the world, wherever we are.

Join us as we find out how the good news shapes our identity and work.

Full Conference Schedule

October 9-11, 2014

Thursday, Oct. 9

  • 8:00 a.m.   –   Registration Opens
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.   –   Intensive Pre-Sessions
  • 5:00 p.m.   –   Dinner on your own
  • 7:00 p.m.   –   Conference Begins | aTalk #1 – Dr. James Bryan Smith
  • 8:30 p.m.   –   Meredith Andrews concert

Friday, Oct. 10

  • 8:00 a.m. – Registration open
  • 9:00 a.m. – Opening worship with Meredith Andrews
  • 9:30 a.m. – aTalk #2 with Brenda Salter McNeil
  • 11:00 a.m. – Workshops #1
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch on your own
  • 2:00 p.m. – aTalk #3 with Tom Smith
  • 3:30 p.m. – Workshops #2
  • 5:00 p.m. – aTalk #4 with Dr. Don Davis
  • 7:00 p.m. – Special Dinner honoring Richard Foster with Nathan Foster*

Saturday, Oct. 11

  • 9:00 a.m. – Opening worship
  • 9:30 a.m. – aTalk #5 discussion with James Bryan Smith, Alan Fadling and Jeff Bjorck
  • 11:00 a.m. – aTalk #6 with Shane Claiborne
  • 12:00 p.m. – Closing words by Dr. James Bryan Smith

 

Cost for Main Conference: $119

Intensive Pre-Sessions: $83

Sign up for both at one time and pay only $179 for entire conference experience (does not include Friday dinner).

* Special access dinner honoring Richard Foster and his contributions to the field of Christian spiritual formation. His son, Nathan Foster, will also be featured to discuss his new book, The Making of an Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual Disciplines. Seating is limited. Registration required at a cost of $71.

a Talks

Main stage talks from leaders in the field.

Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne graduated from Eastern University and did graduate work at Princeton Seminary. In 2010, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Eastern. As a peacemaker, his journeys have taken him to some of the most troubled regions of the world – from Rwanda to the West Bank – and he’s been on peace delegations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Shane is the visionary leader of The Simple Way, a faith community in inner city Philadelphia that has helped birth and connect radical faith communities around the world. He and his wife, Katie Jo, launched the Simple Way community in 1995. Shane writes and travels extensively; his foci are peacemaking, social justice, and Jesus. Some of his books include: Jesus for President, The Irresistible Revolution, and Common Prayer.

Dr. James Bryan Smith

Dr. James Bryan Smith received his Master of Divinity from Yale University Divinity School and his Doctorate of Ministry from Fuller Seminary. He is currently the Executive Director of the Apprentice Institute. Dr. Smith is also a theology professor at Friends University, in Wichita, Kansas, and an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He is the author of eight books, most notably The Apprentice Series, which continue to shape the work of the Apprentice Institute. Dr. Smith’s other titles include Devotional Classics (with Richard J. Foster), Embracing the Love of God, Room of Marvels, and most recently, Hidden in Christ.

Brenda Salter McNeil

Brenda Salter McNeil

Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, president and founder of Salter McNeil and Associates, is an author, speaker and professor. She stands at the forefront of an international movement that actively seeks to invite and usher people from every tribe and nation into the Household of God. She earned a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Palmer Theological Seminary and is currently an Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University where she leads the Reconciliation Studies minor for the undergraduate program and teaches Master of Divinity students in the seminary program. In all of these ministry contexts, Dr. Salter McNeil boldly declares a vision that unites, transforms and offers healing for all people of our world.

Jeff Bjorck

 

Jeff Bjorck is a professor of psychology at Fuller Seminary’s Graduate School of Psychology, where he has served on the faculty since 1990. He teaches in the doctoral program, conducts research published in various scholarly journals, and is also a licensed psychologist in private practice. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Colgate University and his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. Dr. Bjorck is also a pianist/composer, with five CDs produced thus far (http://purepiano.com). In addition, he has served since 2000 on the Board of Directors for http://lifewater.org. He has traveled on behalf of Lifewater to diverse locations around the globe, and these trips fuel his passion for promoting transformational development as a tangible means of sharing Christ’s love. He and his wife, Sharon, live with their two cats in the foothills of Monrovia, CA and attend Pasadena Covenant Church.

 

Jeff Bjorck

Dr. Don Davis

A native of Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Don Davis is the Founder and Director of World Impact’s Urban Ministry Institute. He received his Bachelor’s and his Master’s degrees from Wheaton College and Wheaton Graduate School. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion from the University of Iowa School of Religion. He and his wife joined the World Impact staff in 1975 and he currently serves as the National vice President of Leadership Development. He oversees the training of urban missionaries, church planters, and city pastors, and facilitates training opportunities for urban Christian workers in evangelism, church growth, and pioneer missions. He also serves leads the Institute’s extensive distance learning program.

Tom Smith

Tom Smith is a pastor with a passion for integrating the worlds of spiritual formation and mission. He is married to Lollie and they have two children—Tayla (7) and Liam (5). A native of South Africa, he and Lollie lived in the USA for three years, but moved back to South Africa in 2003 where they planted a church with a group of friends. Together, they experimented with a community rule of life—nine years later, this experiment has grown into Rhythms of Life.

Meredith Andrews

Meredith Andrews

A native of North Carolina, Meredith Andrew is a Dove-Award winning singer/songwriter. She strives to please God alone through her music and has been singing since age six. Her family integrated music into her life as a child, and they taught her about love and generosity. Her honest, vulnerable songs music resonates with her audience. She frequently speaks at girls’ conferences. She and her husband Jacob have one son and a baby on the way.  Her family continues to be a source of inspiration as she strives to write music that will recharge and plug listeners back into the ultimate source of Power.

Intensive Pre-Sessions and Teachers

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sean Gladding

Shaped by the Story

Whatever Story we believe the bible is telling will shape the way we endeavor to embody the mission of God in the world. If we believe the Story is primarily about getting people into heaven, our mission will take one shape. If we believe it is primarily about seeking justice in the world, our mission will take another shape.  In this six hour intensive session, we will seek to deepen our understanding of the Story of God and its implications for our increasingly faithful formation in mission, as well as discuss the limitations of the ways we may currently be embodying the Story of God as individuals and as a gathered community.

Originally hailing from Norwich, England, Sean Gladding has made his home in the U.S. for the last two decades, where he has served in various forms of pastoral ministry, getting around on his ’84 Ironhead Sportster. During his time at Asbury Theological Seminary he first encountered the concept of the metanarrative of scripture, an experience that has deeply shaped his life. His first book, The Story of God, the Story of Us, originated out of a Bible study Sean lead as an intern at Mercy Street, a church in Houston, Texas, that serves people recovering from addiction and bad church experiences. Over the years, the “Story” has been told in homes, churches, college campuses, coffee shops, pubs and laundromats, spread over five continents. Sean, his wife, and their two children currently reside in Lexington, Kentucky where they are seeking the welfare of the city with New Monastic communities.

Mark Scandrette

FREE: Spending Time and Money on What Matters Most

Why does chasing the good life make us feel so bad? We dream big and spend our time and m oney pursuing our dreams – only to find ourselves exhausted – spiritually and emotionally. This session is an invitation to embrace the radical way of Jesus, foster simplicity and generosity, open our lives to love, and ultimately be free. Based on his recent book by the same title, Mark will give practical tips for simplicity and living free.

Mark is passionate about taking risks to follow the revolutionary teachings of Jesus and shares stories from his personal experiences. In 1998 he and his family moved to inner city San Francisco to pioneer a neighborhood Christian community. He is the founding director of ReIMAGINE, a center for integral Christian practice based in San Francisco, where he leads an annual series of retreats, learning labs, conversations and projects designed to help participants integrate the teachings of Jesus into every aspect of life. Mark speaks both nationally and internationally at universities, conferences, and churches. He offers training and coaching to leaders and organizations. He is author of FREE: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most, Practicing the Way of Jesus, and Soul Graffiti.

Mark Scandrette

Alan Fadling

An Unhurried Leader

This intensive will provide perspectives on and practices for leadership and mission that are deeply rooted in our growing abiding in Jesus. We’ll address practical issues like unhurried thinking through discerning our leadership impulses and ideas, an unhurried approach to planning any gathering, meeting or event; and way of understanding our leadership impact in a more unhurried way.

Alan is Executive Director of the Journey and author of An Unhurried Life: Following Jesus’ Rhythms of Work and Rest. His blog, “Notes from my Unhurried Journey” shares insights into spiritual formation, leadership development and spiritual direction. He is certified as a spiritual director by the Pecos Benedictine Abbey, and has 20 years of experience in leading spiritual retreats. Alan is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary, where he has served as an Adjunct Faculty member. He serves on the board of the Spiritual Formation Alliance and is section editor of “Honesty in the Journey” for Conversations Journal. He has been a member of the Leadership Institute faculty since 1993.

Dr. Amy Sherman

Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good

Dr. Steve Garber has argued: “Vocation is integral, not incidental, to the mission of the God in the world.” This intensive will explore the concept of “vocational stewardship”–what it means to live missionally in and through our daily occupations. Through our work we have opportunities to join King Jesus in His “restorational” mission of advancing foretastes of the coming, fully consummated Kingdom of God. We will explore the theological underpinnings of vocational stewardship and look at several examples of Christians from a variety of vocations who are creatively and effectively living missionally through them. We will also explore the temptations we encounter in the midst of trying to practice faithful stewardship of our vocational power and the ways in which we need to be formed in Christlikeness in order to deploy that power in Jesus’, not the world’s, ways. Our vocational power is a major component of the prosperity which with many of us have been blessed. We will explore how living out this Kingdom calling requires recognition of our deep, functional dependence on Christ and our embrace of His compassionate, power-sharing model of servanthood.

Dr. Sherman is a Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research and Director of the Center on Faith in Communities at the Foundation for American Renewal. She also serves as the Editorial Director for FASTEN (the Faith and Service Technical Education Network). She is an advisor to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Dr. Sherman provides on-site consulting services to congregations who wish to start or enhance their community ministries and she is a frequent speaker at training conferences for faith-based practitioners. Among many leadership guides and articles, she has published four books. Reinvigorating Faith in Communities is her most recent publication. Currently, Sherman serves as the national coordinator for the ele:Vate (“Economic Literacy Education: Vital Assets for Transformation and Empowerment”) initiative, which serves Christian practitioners working with inner-city youth.

Dr. Amy Sherman
Beth Booram

Beth Booram

Noticing and Nurturing a God-Given Dream

Many people have creative visions stirring inside them related to a new way of life, vocation or calling but have little idea how to notice and nurture them. This seminar is for those who wonder if they have a God-given dream forming inside them and would like help discerning and developing it. During four sessions, participants will explore the gestational process of preparing, conceiving, discerning and nurturing a God-given dream. Through experiential exercises involving biblical contemplation, personal reflection and sensory sacraments, those present will receive clarity, courage and grace for the creative work they are being called by God to do.

Beth is a deep feeler who loves to think; an extrovert with a penchant for solitude; an artist who sees the hand of God in even the smallest touches, tastes, smells, and audible encounters with Creation. She has authored a number of books, including Awaken Your SensesPicturing the Face of Jesus and The Wide Open Spaces of God. Beth is a spiritual director, congregational consultant and speaks around the country on topics related to spiritual formation and Christian leadership. She is married to David, has four grown kids and together they direct an urban retreat center in Indianapolis, Indiana called Sustainable Faith Indy.

Brent Eliason

I have a deep desire to walk with people and help them discover and become the person God created them to be.

Too many people see themselves only for their flaws and shortcomings but not for the strengths, passions, and purpose for which they have been created.  For the last 15 years I pursued this desire as a high school biology teacher.  As a biology teacher, I had the wonderful opportunity to inspire students to see life from a different perspective in order to enjoy and appreciate how intricate, delicate, and precious it truly is.  In the summer of 2010, while the camp pastor of a youth camp, God revealed the next chapter of life for me and my family.  I am now working toward my Masters of Divinity at Sioux Falls Seminary.  I have an undergraduate degree in education from the University of Sioux Falls, and a Master’s in Secondary Education from Augustana College. I am blessed to be a husband to an incredible wife, and father of 3 amazing kiddos (Isaac, Grace, and Mattie).  I love being outdoors…the mountains are my “happy place.”

Brent Eliason
Lacy Borgo

Lacy Borgo

Lacy Finn Borgo is the author of Life with God for Children, a Renovare curriculum for spiritual formation with children.

She is the coauthor of Good Dirt: A Devotional for the Spiritual Formation of Families, which is built around the Seasons of the Church. Lacy is the volunteer Director of the Renovare Children & Families Ministry. She teaches at retreats and conferences. It is her joy to walk with people on their spiritual journey.

Jamie Roach

Jamie Roach has served on the staff of Youthfront for 28 years, working with students, parents and youth workers. His passion is seeing people formed into the image of Jesus Christ. Jamie is an author, communicator and spiritual director.  Jamie is also the Pastor of Redemption Table, a church in Lee’s Summit dedicated to growing strong and healthy families.  He has received his Masters of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary.

Jamie Roach
Mike King

Mike King

Mike King is in his 40th year in youth ministry and serves as President/CEO of Youthfront. Youthfront provides youth ministry programs, services, resources and training. Mike has served as an Elder and a Pastor in his church in Midtown Kansas City – Jacob’s Well, and is an adjunct Professor at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City.  Mike’s book Presence Centered Youth Ministry: Guiding Students into Spiritual Formation (InterVarsity Press) has received widespread critical acclaim.  Mike and his wife, Vicki, live in Blue Springs, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City. They have two sons, a daughter, a son-in-law, daughter-in-law, two granddaughters and one grandson on the way.

Cost for Main Conference: $119

Intensive Pre-Sessions: $83

Sign up for both at one time and pay only $179 for entire conference experience (does not include Friday dinner).

Workshops and Descriptions

One hour sessions with conference speakers on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Workshops are Friday Oct. 10 at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

These are one hour sessions where conference speakers will present an idea related to mission and their field of expertise.  Space is limited so preregistration is requested.  All workshops are included in the conference cost.

Dr. James Bryan Smith Speaking at the Apprentice National Conference

Workshops at 11 a.m.

 

Shane Claiborne and Chris Hall

Another Way of Doing Life: AKA Christian troublemakers.

Christians are meant to be radical non-conformists, interrupting the patterns of our world with prophetic imagination – a holy counterculture.  Shane will share stories of contemporary communities who are living with beautiful creativity and sometimes getting in a little trouble for it.  After all, the Kingdom of God is not just something we hope for when we die, but something that we are to bring on earth as it is in heaven.  Let’s turn off our TVs, pick up our Bibles, and rethink the way we live.  This talk often includes stories of “holy mischief” and ways of thinking of Church as a contrast culture to the patterns of our world.

Richard Foster and Nathan Foster

The Making of an Ordinary Saint: My Journey from Frustration to Joy with the Spiritual Disciplines.

 

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Jamie Roach

Becoming the Beloved

This is an invitation to come and recover your life. The truth is, we are loved and accepted as we are. However, most of us live like we still have something to prove. This need to prove ourselves over and over again leaves us feeling exhausted and anxious which leads to being judgmental and irritable. Come to the Sanctuary and spend time with God as the Beloved; the already good enough. We will participate in the practice of visio divina as we meditate and reflect together on Rembrandt’s painting, The Return of the Prodigal Son.

Tom Smith

Mythbusters: Preparing the ground for the development of a missional spirituality.

In this session we will explore the vital role of healthy theology in the development of a missional imagination. We will work through the foundational theological shifts needed for unleashing a missional movement.

Mark Scandrette

Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love

Spend time learning how and why Mark is passionate about leading people to radically integrate Jesus’ teaching in all areas of life. In this workshop you will learn more about an alternative to the good life depicted in popular culture, and how the way of Jesus offers life to the full, with more than enough left over for others.

Alan Fadling

An Unhurried Rhythm of Leading

In “An Unhurried Rhythm for Leading,” Alan Fadling will provide vision for, illustrate and unpack a practical approach to leadership that helps us protect uncluttered space and unhurried time for the in-breaking of Jesus’s kingdom in the midst of our missional planning, gatherings and engagements.

Sean Gladding

What Drunks and Drug Addicts Have to Teach the Church

People who work the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery fellowships are engaged in formation for mission – that of carrying the message of freedom to those who still suffer. What might the church learn from the very practical and transformational Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of AA about our own formation in mission?

Brent Eliason of VantagePoint3

10 Things We Have Learned in Helping Churches Pay Attention to Adult Formation

For the past 16 years VantagePoint3 has provided churches with transformative processes to help them invest in the formation of adult believers.  We have partnered with (260) churches of 23 different denominations across the United States and Canada.  VP3 has trained over (800) facilitators to lead more than 10,500 people through our transformative processes helping them discover who God is, who they are, and what God wants to do through them.  In a recent research study, we have learned ten significant things to help churches shape a culture that invests in the formation of their adult believers.

Beth Booram

Making Sense of a Dream Inside You

If you have a dream stirring inside you—to start something new, or make a lifestyle or vocational change—but you don’t know how to make sense of it, this workshop will help you discover how. Through discussion, story-telling and personal reflection, you will learn how to engage in the creative and sometimes confusing work of discerning a God-given dream.

Workshops at 3:30 p.m.

 

Shane Claiborne and Chris Hall

Another Way of Doing Life: AKA Christian troublemakers.

Christians are meant to be radical non-conformists, interrupting the patterns of our world with prophetic imagination – a holy counterculture.  Shane will share stories of contemporary communities who are living with beautiful creativity and sometimes getting in a little trouble for it.  After all, the Kingdom of God is not just something we hope for when we die, but something that we are to bring on earth as it is in heaven.  Let’s turn off our TVs, pick up our Bibles, and rethink the way we live.  [This talk often includes stories of “holy mischief” and ways of thinking of Church as a contrast culture to the patterns of our world.]  Scriptures may include:  Luke 14: 12-14, Romans 12:2.

James Bryan Smith

A Group of People who can Change the World: How being an Apprentice of Jesus Changes Everything

There are covert narratives that dominate our world.  They are narratives about self-preservation, fear of others, and greed. In this workshop Jim will expose those narratives and show how Christians, when they are at their best, have impacted the world in positive ways, and still can.

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Brenda Salter McNeil

Puzzle Peace

In this interactive seminar will experience how everyone’s cultural and ethnic backgrounds are important to the building of God’s of kingdom.  Using a puzzle to illustrate this reality, this seminar will demonstrate how we are all interconnected and that we must become reconciled to accomplish God’s mission in the earth.

Tom Smith

Training naked: Growing in the gymnasium of grace.

The apostle Paul encouraged Timothy to “train for godliness.” In this workshop we will explore training skills that reflects the beauty of Jesus into our lives. We will look at the importance of input, community, training exercises, questions and accountability.

Dr. Don Davis

The Call of the “Church”

Drawing on the Great Tradition of the Church as well has his extensive work in training leaders for the work of urban church planting, Dr. Davis will lead workshop attendees to more deeply reflect on the practices and habits that shape us into living lives of formation for mission, particularly among under-served groups in wider Evangelicalism.

Jeff Bjorck

Self-Care as Worship: A Guide for Servant Leaders

The call to hedonistic self-worship bombards us from all angles of secular culture.  In contrast, believers are exhorted to worship God, serve others, and avoid selfishness. Yes, self-care is often acknowledged or at least given lip service in the Church, but there is typically a stronger emphasis on emptying oneself for the good of others and the Kingdom of God. This workshop will help you to resolve these conflicting messages, and you will discover ways in which Jesus truly does call you to self-care as worship. You will learn practical ways to engage in self-care that can actually fuel your service, and strategies will be presented for recognizing roadblocks to these God-honoring practices.

Mark Scandrette

Practicing the Way of Jesus: Life Together in the Kingdom of Love

Spend time learning how and why Mark is passionate about leading people to radically integrate Jesus’ teaching in all areas of life. In this workshop you will learn more about an alternative to the good life depicted in popular culture, and how the way of Jesus offers life to the full, with more than enough left over for others.

Alan Fadling

An Unhurried Rhythm of Leading

In “An Unhurried Rhythm for Leading,” Alan Fadling will provide vision for, illustrate and unpack a practical approach to leadership that helps us protect uncluttered space and unhurried time for the inbreaking of Jesus’s kingdom in the midst of our missional planning, gatherings and engagements.

Sean Gladding

What Drunks and Drug Addicts Have to Teach the Church

People who work the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and other recovery fellowships are engaged in formation for mission – that of carrying the message of freedom to those who still suffer. What might the church learn from the very practical and transformational Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of AA about our own formation in mission?

Amy Sherman

Becoming a “Counter-culture for the Common Good”

If you want to climb Mt. Everest, you’d need to make many plans, engage in a lot of training, get mentored, and purchase the correct equipment. Living a consistent Micah 6:8 lifestyle is an endeavor of greater proportion and difficulty. It too requires perseverance and intentionality, as well as resistance to the cultural barriers that hinder walking humbly, doing justice, and loving mercy. In this workshop we’ll explore some keys to sustaining, over the long haul, a life of faithful expression of the Micah 6:8 vocation.

Beth Booram

Making Sense of a Dream Inside You

If you have a dream stirring inside you—to start something new, or make a lifestyle or vocational change—but you don’t know how to make sense of it, this workshop will help you discover how. Through discussion, story-telling and personal reflection, you will learn how to engage in the creative and sometimes confusing work of discerning a God-given dream

Brent Eliason of VantagePoint3

10 Things We Have Learned in Helping Churches Pay Attention to Adult Formation

For the past 16 years VantagePoint3 has provided churches with transformative processes to help them invest in the formation of adult believers.  We have partnered with (260) churches of 23 different denominations across the United States and Canada.  VP3 has trained over (800) facilitators to lead more than 10,500 people through our transformative processes helping them discover who God is, who they are, and what God wants to do through them.  In a recent research study, we have learned ten significant things to help churches shape a culture that invests in the formation of their adult believers.

Lacy Borgo

Learning from Children: Spiritual Disciplines for Kingdom Living

When we join children in their walk with God they have much to teach us. Join us as we explore the idea that children can lead us into deeper Kingdom living. We will survey the practices that come naturally to them and uncover the treasures of intergenerational spiritual formation.

 

Mike King

Desperately Needed: Classic Christian Mystics

The spirituality of the church in North America would be greatly enhanced with more Christian mystics.  Mystic is not a scary, dangerous word.  We need classic Christian practices that center us to live in an intense awareness of God’s presence. A mystic is fanatically in love and obsessed with Jesus Christ. A mystic is passionate about theological reflection. A mystic is also zealously preoccupied with helping others discover their true identity in Christ. Together we will explore how we might nurture this kind of spirituality in our lives?

DETAILS

Additional information you need to attend this conference

Meeting Site

Friends University

Founded in 1898 by the Religious Society of Friends, today Friends University provides undergraduate and graduate liberal arts instruction within the context of the Christian faith. Historic Alumni Auditorium will house our plenary sessions.

Hotel

Hyatt Regency Wichita

$107/night is the rate for the conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency Wichita. A 5-minute drive from Friends University (free airport and event shuttles are available) it is located downtown overlooking the Arkansas River and features free parking. You will not find a closer hotel to the conference nor such a tremendous value (week night regular rates are $149+). This great rate is available for October 8-12. CLICK HERE to book your sleeping room!  If you need additional assistance, please call 1-888-421-1442.

Airlines

Southwest, Delta, United, Et Al

Most major airlines serve Wichita. Book your flight early to ensure a good price. Contact Bonnie Parker of AAA Travel (1-316-722-6226) if you would like assistance in making your travel arrangements.

Partners

Sign up Info Online

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Resources

Bookstore and Exhibitors

The Apprentice Series and other books, including those by the featured speakers, will be available at the event. A number of publisher and spiritual formation ministry exhibitors will also be present.

Other Details

Meals/Childcare/Refunds

Registration includes access to all five A Talks, including a Meredith Andrews concert. No meals are included with registration. Childcare is not available. Cancellation fee: $25/person. No refunds after September 26, 2014.

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