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 Pastors and Wives Luncheon
2-5 PM- Free time
2:30-4:30PM- Soul Thirst- Psalm 42, A Women's Seminar
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
Nature or Nurture-Christopher Yuan
Dr. Yuan uses scripture and secular studies to explore the debate of why people identify as homosexuals. Is it inborn, or result from how they are raised? He will share how the Word of God, and the prayers of many, transformed his own life.
Ordinary Parents, Extraordinary Father- Leon and Angela Yuan
and hope for people who have a close friend or child who identifies as a gay
individual. What are your Godly responsibilities? How do you deal with the
emotions that flood over your soul? How should a parent respond? In what ways
does God use our heartbreak, our prayers, and the Gospel of grace in our own
lives and in the lives of those for whom we pray?
Reaching Muslims- Jimmy Smith
Horizons International, Jimmy is fulfilling his passion and calling to share
with churches, missionaries, & countless believers how to engage with
Muslims in a way that shows God’s wonderful love and leads them to Christ. His
practical teaching will help you build bridges with your Muslim neighbors and
co-workers through which you can look for opportunities to share the Gospel.
Reaching Mormons- Ross Anderson
Mormon, Pastor Ross Anderson brings a unique perspective on reaching those who are
involved in the Church of Jesus Christ, Latter Day Saints through relationships.
Certainly you need to be ready to give a defense of your faith, but Pastor
Anderson has learned that stepping across this line begins with building a
credible relationship and looking for opportunities to share Christ.
Why Can't We All Get Along? Dr. Ruben Rivera and Dr. Robin Holland
is divided politically, economically, and racially. Yet God desires His people
to pursue shalom: the mutual wellness of all people and things under His loving
rule and His encompassing peace, justice and harmony in all relationships in
community. Through this seminar, you will be empowered to build a better
understanding of yourself and those who are different from you, and will
discover action steps to pursue shalom and effectively reach your world with
Reaching Hard To Reach Students - Taylor Whitmore
Youth groups are often filled with "church" kids. But how do we
connect with students who have not grown up in church and point them to Jesus?
How do we help those already convinced to see the spiritual needs of their lost
friends? Learn together with other youth leaders how to build redemptive
bridges while navigating the tensions of mixing churched and unchurched teens.
The Fairfield Inn
1415 Stillwater Ave
Special Conference Rate: $109
Please book your room through Converge Rocky Mountain when you register for the event. If you will be staying more than 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 Newborn - 6th grade.
Cost is $15/child and includes lunch on 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 Session One (6-9pm)
Saturday Business Meeting (8-9am)
Saturday Session Two & Breakouts (9am-2:30pm)
**Please register all children before 2/28/17 if registering children after this date please contact the CRM office