Conference Theme

Jesus crossed all kinds of social, racial and gender lines  to spread the Gospel...and He calls His Church to do the same. At Together To Transform 2017 (CRM Annual Gathering) we’ll build our understanding of people groups the church sometimes avoids and discover ways to reach them with the Gospel. Keynote speaker Dr. Christopher Yuan came out of a gay lifestyle, and is now a professor  at Moody Bible institute. His spiritual journey and his parents involvement in praying him back to Christ is a moving story. Breakouts cover reaching Muslims & Mormons, Racial reconciliation and more.  Plan to attend. Registration begins in January.

Christopher Yuan

Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught the Bible at Moody Bible Institute for over eight years and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents. He speaks in conferences (such as The Gospel Coalition, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, InterVarsity’s Urbana and the Moody Pastors’ Conferences and Men’s Conference), on college campuses and in churches (such as Saddleback Church and Willow Creek Community Church). He has co-authored with his mother their memoir, Out of a Far Country: A Gay Son’s Journey to God, A Broken Mother’s Search for Hope and he is also the author of Giving a Voice to the Voiceless. Christopher graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005, Wheaton College Graduate School in 2007 with a Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and received his doctorate of ministry in 2014 from Bethel Seminary.

 


 


Friday, March 10th

11:30 AM- Friday Luncheon 
2-5 PM- Free time
4:30 PM- Registration begins
6:30 PM-  Together to Transform Opening Session 1 

Saturday, March 11th

8:00 AM- CRM Annual Business Meeting
9:00 AM- Together to Transform Session 2
10:15 AM- Break
10:30 AM- AM Break Out Session
Noon- Break for Lunch
1:00 PM- PM Break Out Session 
2:30 PM- Conference Concludes 

1) Neighboring Like Jesus—Dave Runyon
Dave Runyon uses this break out to help you explore the concepts of his book more deeply. Plenty of time will be dedicated to questions and answers as Dave lays out his motivation for writing the book and how The Art of Neighboring has influenced his spiritual journey. You'll also learn how to be a good neighbor in a non-urban setting.

2) Incubating Entrepreneurism—Dr. Steve Harling
Explore how to create a missional church culture that equips and empowers members to fully express their individual ministry callings (while still keeping everyone headed in the same direction). You will hear a pastor’s reflections on what the missional movement got right and wrong, and how to keep it moving into maturity.

3) Neighboring in Small Town Settings—Marlan Mincks
In a small town setting, bringing together two diverse groups of people is often difficult but your success in ministry here depends on it. The first group has been there forever. They own the property their Great, Great Grandparents owned. They are as internet savvy as people in a large city but are change resistant. Transitional people who have moved to the area make up the second group. They often have had a larger world experience, they view life differently than the natives, and they like change. Let's take a look at walking with a foot in each trail while moving toward the mission to which God has called you.

4) Understanding Islam (and ISIS) Today—David Clark, Vice President and Dean at Bethel Seminary
Media of every kind are telling us about the rise of Islam in all its various expressions. What is Islam's story—how did it begin, what does it teach, and how is it practiced today? What about ISIS—what is its origin and is it just another branch of Al Qaeda? And what should we do—how should Christians think about and respond to the growing presence of Islam today?

5)  Finding Joy and Hope in the Weariness and Wounds in Ministry—Sherry Mortenson
If you are finding yourself “drained and discouraged" in serving, there is hope. If you are losing your passion and purpose in ministry, there is hope. The Lord can provide authentic j​oy, healing, perseverance, and power in the journey of faith and ministry (especially for those who are weary and tired!) All women are invited to join us for this time of encouragement, support, and practical steps to health and growth in the midst of the different seasons of life and ministry.

6) Helping Students Be Good Neighbors—Jared Coe 
In a barrage of Insta-pics, Likes and Friending, how do students build authentic, caring relationships with their neighbors, classmates, and others in their areas of influence? In the midst of 21st century busyness and wireless connection, the antithesis of healthy face to face relationships, students have multiple avenues to learn and live out good neighboring. Jared is eager to share how students become great neighbors to others by being connected to Jesus and then to others.

The Fairfield Inn
1415 Stillwater Ave
Cheyenne,WY

Phone: 307-637-4070
marriott.com

Special Conference Rate: $109
Please book your room through Converge Rocky Mountain when you register for the event. If you will be staying more then just night of the 10th please contact Converge for more instructions.

                  

                  

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Childcare will be provided by volunteers from CRM for kids birth - 6th grade. 

Cost is $15/child and includes lunch on Friday and Saturday, if needed. No programming will be available for Junior or Senior High students. 

Below are the sessions in which childcare will be offered during the conference:

Friday Luncheon at Glen Eyrie (11am-2:30pm)
Friday Session One (6-9pm)
Saturday Business Meeting (8-9am)
Saturday Session Two & Breakouts (9am-2:30pm)

Dr. Sherry Mortenson, who spoke to us last year, has graciously offered to present her Woman at the Well Seminar this year.
Please note:  This is available to ALL the women in your church!  Any and all!

In John 4, we see the love of God overcoming every racial, religious and cultural barrier to reach imperfect people with His love, forgiveness and grace. Jesus was waiting for the woman at the well, to offer her life, to speak transforming truth into her life, to offer her relationship rather than religion. He was waiting to transform her life to reach others!

Come disengage from the busyness of your life and ministry to meet Jesus at the well.

Details
Seminar is $10 for materials. This seminar is not included in the registration for TTT, and attendance at TTT is not required to come to Woman at the Well. The seminar will take place after the Friday Luncheon and before the TTT opening session.

Date
Friday, November 6th, 2015
Time
2:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Room
Silver Plume (3rd Floor)
Location
Hotel Eleganté Conference and Event Center
2886 S Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Register Here