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Colorado Springs, CO

September 26th — 28th, 2017

What is essential to your church? What are the things that matter most out of all the things you do? It’s so easy to get caught up in the pursuit of more, or to lose ourselves in the busyness of the urgent and the good, that we end up drifting from the center. It’s time to return to the heart of it all, to strengthen the core, to become best at what matters most.

This Fall, we want to host a conversation that will help you explore the health, the story, the practices, structures, and power that are essential to our call as local church ministry leaders. It’s time to become an essential church.

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*Early Bird Pricing Ends June 30th

*Early Bird Pricing Ends June 30th

$89
individual

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$79
Group 4—10

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$69
Group 11—19

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$59
Group 20+

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Schedule

Tuesday — September 26th

6:30pm: Main Session One – Brady Boyd

Wednesday — September 27th

9am-10:30am : Essential Health

10:45am-12pm : Essential Story Wednesday Lunch ‘Essential Justice: Power, Poverty, and Race Reconciliation’

2pm-4pm : Essential Practices

6:30pm : Evening Session

Thursday — September 28th

9am-10:30am: Essential Structure

11am-12pm: Essential Power

Speakers

Open
Brady Boyd

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Derwin Gray

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Rich Villodas

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Glenn Packiam

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Daniel Grothe

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Michelle Anthony

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Tom Lane

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Jimmy Evans

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Jon Egan

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Stephanie Henderson

Our Sponsors

Location and Lodging

The Drury Inn

719-598-2500
1.1 Miles from Venue

The Hampton Inn

719-598-6911
0.7 Miles from Venue

The Great Wolf Lodge

844-553-9653
1.3 Miles from Venue

Area Attractions

Garden of the Gods

719-634-6666

13 Miles from Venue

Seven Falls

855-923-7272

25 Miles from Venue

Cave of the Winds

719-685-5444

20 Miles from Venue

Frequently Asked Questions

General

The New Life Conference will be hosted at New Life Church in the Theater room.

Address:
New Life Church
11025 Voyager Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

We designed the conference for a church department or an entire church staff to attend. Bring key volunteers, administrators, worship and musician teams, and pastoral staff.

We ask that only infants accompany you during the conference. The New Life Conference is not intended for children below the age of 18. Please make other arrangements for your children while you attend the conference.

No, the New Life Conference is not able to provide childcare.

Please click the Details tab at the top of the website to see the conference schedule.

Upon special request we can make arrangements for those who need deaf interpretation. Please email info@newlifeconference.com for more information.

Yes. The New Life Cafe sells sandwiches, small snack items, coffee, and drinks.

Yes, you can access the podcasts after the conference at: www.newlifeconference.com under the Media tab.

Casual attire is recommended. Because the temperatures may vary, we encourage you to wear layered clothing. Consider bringing a light sweater or jacket.

We recommend bringing your Bible, Journal, pen, light sweater or jacket, and water bottle.

Registration

The registration fee covers admission to all sessions at the New Life Conference.

There are two options to reduce the cost of registration: First, register before price break deadlines such as Early Bird Deadlines.

Check-in: Tuesday, September 27 from 3-7pm.

When you arrive for the New Life Conference you will go straight to the Registration Counter in the main lobby where you will receive your nametag. In order to do so, please have your order ID number located on your receipt that was emailed to you after purchase. If you have lost your receipt, please contact us at info@newlifeconference.com.

We accept credit cards on the registration site. If you would like to register with a check please email info@newlifeconference.com to make arrangements.

No, unfortunately our policy at the time of sale states no refunds after tickets have been purchased. If you have a special circumstance, please email us at info@newlifeconference.com.

We recommend registering for New Life Conference as soon as possible. We have several seasons of registration pricing (Pre-Registration, Early-Bird, etc.) that increase in price as the year goes on. You will be saving significantly on the price of your registration by registering early as compared to waiting until you get to the door. Also, this year we are expecting to sell out the New Life Conference and therefore purchasing tickets as soon as possible is highly recommended in order to assure you are getting a seat for yourself and/or your group!

No, we do not require groups to submit a list of names to purchase their tickets. However, names should be added before you arrive for the conference.

Seating

The New Life Conference will be setup with only round tables and assigned seating. We will intentionally place your group or team together.

Lodging // Getting to Colorado Springs

You can fly into the Colorado Springs airport (COS, approx. 30 min from New Life Church) or Denver International Airport (DEN, approx. 70 min from New Life Church).

No, due to the large number of groups that attend the New Life Conference each year, we are unable to help groups arrange transportation.

© 2017 New Life Church

Stephanie Henderson

Stephanie Henderson is the Executive Pastor of Women, Creative Arts and Section Community at New Life Church. She is the author of Unforgettable - God's Relentless Heart for His Daughters and Her Heart Is Torn.

Stephanie has over 30 years of ministry and leadership experience including 12 years as a women's conference speaker. Empowering teams to fulfill their God-inspired destiny and providing opportunities to grow and flourish within their gifting largely expresses her passion for ministry and growing leaders.

She is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and enjoys spending time cooking southern food with her husband George. Together, they enjoy outdoor activities such as camping, backpacking and spending time with their adult children and first grandchild.

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Jon Egan

Pastoring New Life Church through worship and leading the Desperation Band, Jon is best known for writing songs Overcome, I am Free, Here In Your Presence, and Strong God. With a deep love for the Spirit, Jon can often be found leading God's people to proclaim truth over lies, freedom over fear, and life over death. He loves community, which can be found in the unified team of New Life Worship, which has deep history of innovation and creativity. Co-founder of "Heartwork", a ministry focused on the young people of our nation rescuing the lives of the orphaned and less fortunate, Jon champions our worship leading to action. Jon and his wife Paige have three children. Twins Jones and Izzy and little Lewis.

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Jimmy Evans

Jimmy Evans is Founder and CEO of MarriageToday, a ministry that is devoted to helping couples thrive in strong and fulfilling marriages and families.

Jimmy also serves as the Lead Apostolic Senior Pastor at Gateway Church, a multi-campus church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and as Senior Elder of Trinity Fellowship Church in Amarillo, Texas.

Jimmy has authored more than fifteen books, among which are his best selling works, Marriage on the Rock, Lifelong Love Affair, The Right One and his newest book, Strengths Based Marriage.

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Tom Lane

Tom serves as the Campus Pastor for the Dallas campus of Gateway Church. As campus pastor he leads the campus ministry team and staff to execute the vision and values of Gateway as they minister to the Dallas congregation. In addition to his campus pastor responsibilities he serves as Lead Executive Pastor over the Apostolic Outreach ministries of the church. In his position of Lead Executive Senior Pastor he oversees the outside ministries associated with the church, working with the senior management team in this area to execute the outreach vision and values of the church. His ministry experience spans more than 34 years in various ministries and roles, and his relational style and personal experiences bring a warmth to his leadership, speaking, writing, and pastoral ministry. In addition to coauthoring He Still Speaks, Tom has also authored four other books: The Influence of a Father, Conversations with God, Letters from a Dad to a Graduate, and Strong Women and the Men Who Love Them, which he coauthored with his wife, Jan. He has also written articles for Ministry Today and has produced Foundations, a DVD series on healthy church government. Tom and Jan have been married for 44 years and have four married children and 15 grandchildren.

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Michelle Anthony

Dr. Michelle Anthony is the Executive Pastor of Families at New Life Church and Dean of Youthmin Academy. She is the author of Spiritual Parenting, The Big God Story, Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family, A Theology of Familiy Ministry and her newest book, 7 Family Ministry Essentials. Michelle has over 30 years of church ministry and leadership experience in children's and family ministries and graduate degrees in Christian Education, Bible and Theology from Talbot School of Theology and and her doctorate of Education from Southern Seminary. In her free time, Michelle enjoys being with her family, reading a good book, and the beach while drinking a strong cup of coffee.

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Daniel Grothe

Daniel grew up as a pastor's kid in Tulsa, Oklahoma and loved his upbringing in the church. After playing a little bit of Division I basketball and a lot of music at Oral Roberts University, he received his degree in theology in 2005. That same summer, Daniel married his bride, Lisa, and a week after their wedding they moved to Colorado Springs to join the staff of New Life Church. They have three children--Lillian, Wilson, and Wakley--and they love to get outside to enjoy the rugged beauty of Colorado. Daniel serves as the lead pastor of the New Life Friday Night congregation.

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Glenn Packiam

Glenn Packiam is a the lead pastor of New Life Downtown, a congregation of New Life Church where he also serves on the Executive Team.

He is the author of Discover the Mystery of Faith, LUCKY, Secondhand Jesus, and Butterfly in Brazil. He's also the writer of beloved New Life worship songs, like "Your Name" and "My Savior Lives."

Glenn holds a BA in Theological/Historical Studies, a Masters in Management, and, after doing two years of graduate work at Fuller Theological Seminary, is earning his doctorate in theology at St. John's College at Durham University in the UK. Glenn, his wife, Holly, their four children are enjoying life in the shadow of the mighty Rocky Mountains.

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Rich Villodas

Rich Villodas is the Lead Pastor at New Life Fellowship Church. On October 6th, 2013, Rich succeeded Pete Scazzero as Lead Pastor. Rich was born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn, just 20 minutes from New Life. He graduated from Nyack College and then went on to complete a Masters of Divinity degree at Alliance Theological Seminary. When Rich is not reading, he is cheering on his beloved Mets, Knicks and Jets teams. Rich is married to Rosie and they have a little girl and boy, named Karis and Nathan.

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Derwin Gray

Derwin L. Gray is the founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church, a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, mission-shaped community with two campuses in South Carolina (Indian Land and Rock Hill), both just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. Transformation Church (TC) also has two campuses in South Carolina Correctional Institutions (Kershaw and Lee). For three out of the last five years, TC has been recognized as one of the top 100 fastest-growing churches in America by Outreach magazine.

Gray met his wife, Vicki, at Brigham Young University. They have been married for over 20 years and have two children.

After graduating from Brigham Young University, he played professional football in the NFL for five years with the Indianapolis Colts (1993-1997) and one year with the Carolina Panthers (1998). He then graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary magna cum laude, with a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Apologetics, where he was mentored by renowned theologian and philosopher Dr. Norman Geisler. Gray is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in New Testament Context at Northern Seminary and has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary. He's recognized by many as The Evangelism Linebacker and is a highly sought-after communicator. Gray is the author of Hero: Unleashing God's Power in a Man's Heart (2009), Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future (2013), Crazy Grace for Crazy Times Bible Study (2015) and The High-Definition Leader (2015).

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Brady Boyd

Brady is married to his college sweetheart, Pam, and is the dad to great kids named Abram and Callie. He has written five books: Addicted to Busy, Fear No Evil, Sons & Daughters, Let Her Lead, and Speak Life. (All are available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble). He's also really serious about caring for the people of Colorado Springs by opening numerous Dream Centers.
He has a degree in Journalism from Louisiana Tech, has been a radio announcer for professional baseball and basketball teams, and was the Sports Editor for his college newspaper. Before coming to New Life in 2007, he served Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, for almost seven years.

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