I am very excited to invite you to our second REFRESH CONFERENCE in Delray Beach, Florida! It has been awesome to see the Lord bringing His Church together in unity in so many ways throughout Palm Beach County since we gathered last August. I want to take just a few minutes to share with you the HEART behind this year’s conference and give you an idea of what it’s going to look like this November.
THE THEME: GOD IS
Our conference theme for 2018 is GOD IS. Our guest speakers will be sharing from the Word and also from personal experience in ministry to remind us who GOD IS. When we have our foundation set on the character of God, we are able to live lives boldly trusting in Him in every circumstance. Our prayer is that your faith is built up and your heart is encouraged through this time as we devote ourselves to the wonderful truth of who our GOD IS.
WHY A CONFERENCE?
Starting in 2017, the Lord put it on my heart to put on a conference for some of the LOCAL CHURCHES in our area to ENCOURAGE and EQUIP them.
Many youth and young adults go on retreats and grow exponentially because they are taking time away to purposefully seek God and give Him that time. These are special times when many look back and say that God did something truly special in their heart or they heard something from Him that changed their life from that point on. Retreats and conferences are just awesome places to seek Jesus and let Him work in your heart!
However, many of the people in our congregations have never been to a conference or a retreat as an adult—the cost and the time away from work make it difficult to take time away and get to some of the amazing conferences there are around the country. This is why we are bringing the conference here!
WHO IS INVITED?
This year’s Refresh Conference will be open to all adults who want to take 2 days to seek Jesus and hear from Him. Every local church in the area is welcome to participate. Many the churches that are participating are smaller, newer churches which have planted within the last 5 years. These are servants of Jesus who are working very hard to share Jesus with the lost in our area and to disciple and love those in their churches. I’m excited for this opportunity to worship and seek Jesus as ONE BODY together and bless some of these churches who, like us, do not typically have the resources to attend or host a large-scale Christian conference. I also know that when the churches in our area are all healthy and strong in the Lord, not only is it good for them, but it is good for our community. This is why the purpose of the REFRESH CONFERENCE is to encourage and equip the servants of Jesus in our area.
WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS?
Our first speaker will be David Guzik from Santa Barbara, California. David Guzik is a pastor, Bible teacher, and author of a widely used Bible commentary. Millions of people have used and been influenced by David’s online Bible commentary on sites such as Enduring Word and Blue Letter Bible. David has been in Christian service for more than 35 years, including two church plants, serving as a missionary in Germany, and as director and teacher for Calvary Chapel Bible College Germany. David’s insightful teaching will inspire and bless all who are able to come. You can learn more about him and his ministry at www.enduringword.com
We will also be welcoming Jason Sanchez from The House of Blessing Orphanage in Bachiniva, Mexico. Jason served as the youth and worship pastor at Calvary South Hill in Puyallup, Washington for several years before moving with his wife and daughter to Bachiniva, Mexico to start an orphanage for children in need in 2012. Jason's love for Jesus and His Word will be a great encouragement during our time together. You can learn more about Jason and the House of Blessing Orphanage at: www.thehouseofblessing.org
WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE AND COST?
$50 per person
Trinity Lutheran Church
The REFRESH CONFERENCE is scheduled for Friday-Saturday, November 9-10th and will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church on North Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach. We will have an evening session on Friday night, and on Saturday, there will be a continental breakfast and time for fellowship followed by one morning session and a catered lunch. We will close with a final afternoon session. The cost will be kept low at only $50 per person in order for as many people as possible to be able to participate.
HOW IS REDEMPTION CHURCH INVOLVED?
I am very excited to be coordinating this conference for the churches in our area, and I am praying that our church can get excited with me about serving and helping make this happen! Trinity Lutheran has agreed to allow us to use their building for the conference which is awesome because their facility has a larger sanctuary as well as a dining hall we can use for our lunch and fellowship times! We will definitely be needing volunteers to help with things like greeting and registration, some administrative help, and various other areas. We are not offering childcare because we really want all of our Redemption Kids volunteers to be able to attend the conference themselves! So, be sure to arrange childcare for your own children soon. Remember, the heart of this conference is to encourage and equip the servants of Jesus in our area—this includes us! So, plan to ATTEND and SERVE in whatever ways the Lord has equipped you!
Please begin praying with me that Jesus will continue to direct us as we plan out the details of this conference, that many people will participate, and that God is glorified through all of our efforts. I am really praying that it is a blessing to the churches and believers in our area.
Register now at www.redemptiondb.com/conference