D•Conference 2019

 DISCIPLE-MAKING TOGETHER

The D•Conference is for ministry leaders who want to BE a disciple-maker, BUILD a healthy disciple-making ministry and develop practical skills to BEGIN a disciple-making movement.  Awaken a renewed passion to follow Jesus’ model and make disciples as He did. 

Portland, OR  D•Conference
When
: May 2-4, 2019  

WhereVillage Church, 330 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

Welcome

If it's your first year or your third, we are excited to join with you to be equipped and inspired to multiply our lives into others! We have simplified the D•Conference registration and provided you a recommended pathway for your first year, second year and beyond.

The disciple-making labs, training tracks and general sessions will encourage your team and strengthen your disciple-making vision. We'll dive deeper into best practices and share in a peer-learning environment that will bring greater clarity to the disciple-making process.

First Year Training

TRAINING TRACK: STRATEGY

Sonlife’s core leadership training looks at disciple-making through the lens of the Life of Christ.

And for our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters...
Para nuestros hermanos y hermanas de habla española...

SEMINARIO DE FORMACIÓN: 4 SILLAS PARA DISCIPULAR

Cómo avanza uno desde buscar la verdad acerca de Jesús hasta conocerle y hacer discípulos en su nombre? Bueno, no es fácil. Pero, sí es sencillo. Las 4 sillas para discipular explica el proceso de mover las personas de una silla a otra, desde ser curioso de conocer más de Cristo hasta ser uno mismo un formador de discípulos.

Second Year Training

TRAINING TRACK: LEADERSHIP MULTIPLICATION

Training focused on how Jesus developed His apprentice leaders to grow a global disciple-making movement.
Pre-requisite: Strategy Seminar

General Sessions

SPEAKERS

• Mike Silva, President of Mike Silva International
• Doug Holliday, Executive Director of Sonlife
• Micah Wilder, Adam's Road Ministry
and other local guests!

Our general sessions will encourage your team and strengthen your disciple- making vision. We’ll dive deeper into best practices and share in a peer-learning environment that will bring greater clarity to the disciple-making process.

DISCIPLE-MAKING LABS

On Mission in Your Neighborhood- Living on mission will require intentional, creative and sacrificial choices.  We will work together to discover ways that God is opening the door for redemptive relationships with our neighbors. Led by Jeremy Schumacher, Director of Church Next at CBNW 

Ministering to your Mormon NeighborsThere is no “magic bullet” point that will impact every Mormon person the same. Micah will offer guidelines to help you minister with greater power in the Holy Spirit, clarity, and love to your LDS neighbors. Led by Micah Wilder, Adam's Road Ministry

 Building a Disciple-Making Culture- Like Jesus is a digital platform designed to help your church or small group create a culture of disciple-making… building a movement of multiplication. Like Jesus was designed to equip you with content from the life of Christ, digital tools, videos, and metrics to build a culture of disciple-making. Led by Glenn Underhill, Executive Pastor at Crossroads Church

Surfacing the Need in Disciple-MakingAs a young leader in ministry I was blessed with the chance to help lead a young woman to pray and ask Jesus to be her Lord. It was an exciting and thrilling experience. But what's next? Discover a practical model of needs-based disciple-making that comes from Jesus' metaphor of a child growing into adulthood. Led by Hannah Cosper, Pastor to Women at Door of Hope

Intentional ParentingYou will know this lab is for you if you want to learn about being a more intentional disciple-maker in your home, building a disciple-making family, and beginning a disciple-making movement in your family. We will discuss practical ideas on how to apply Deuteronomy 6 in your home. Led by Mark & Karen Edwards, Sonlife Latinoamerica

Pre-Conference Seminars

4 CHAIR DISCIPLING
Designed to help believers understand the process Jesus used for developing disciple-makers.
Also available at Pre-Conference:
"How to Train 4 Chair Discipling"
"How to" includes a starter pack of training manuals and trainer resources.

FOUNDATIONS
Designed to help ministry leaders and their teams understand and implement six foundational priorities of Jesus’ ministry.
Also available at Pre-Conference:
"How to Train Foundations"
"How to" includes a starter pack of training manuals and trainer resources.

Schedule

THURSDAY OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE 
7:30-8:30am / Pre-Conference check-in
8:30am / 4 Chair Discipling and Foundations seminars
12:30pm / Lunch provided for pre-conference participants
1:30pm / 4 Chair Discipling and Foundations seminars continue
3:30pm / How to Train 4 Chair Discipling or Foundations

THURSDAY MAIN CONFERENCE
2:30pm / Main D•Conference check-in opens
3:30pm/ Disciple-Making Labs
4:30pm / Break (dinner not provided)
7:00pm / Main Gathering

FRIDAY 
8:00am / Prayer Room open
9:00am / Main Gathering
11:00am / Strategy Track, Leadership Multiplication Track or Las 4 Sillas para Discipular seminario de formación
12:30pm / Lunch provided
1:30pm / Training Tracks continue
5:00pm / Training concludes for the day
Free evening to gather with your ministry team

SATURDAY 
8:00am / Prayer Room open
9:00am / Strategy Track, Leadership Multiplication Track or Las 4 Sillas para Discipular seminario de formación
12:30pm / Lunch provided
1:30pm / Main Gathering
3:00pm / Conference concludes

Hotels & Restaurants

AREA HOTELS
Comfort Inn & Suites- Portland West/Beaverton
13455 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005

Fairfield Inn & Suites- Portland West/Beaverton
15583 NW Gateway Ct, Beaverton, OR 97006

Hilton Garden Inn- Portland/Beaverton
15520 NW Gateway Ct, Beaverton, OR 97006

Homewood Suites- Hillsboro/Beaverton
15525 NW Gateway Ct, Beaverton, OR 97006

AREA RESTAURANTS
Cedar Hills Crossing- Baja Fresh, Mod Pizza, Panera Bread, Zoup! and many more.

Tanasbourne Town Center - Chick-fil-A, Corner Bakery, PF Changs, Qdoba and many more.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING //

/ "The conference has caused me to sharpen my focus in youth ministry.  I am evaluating how I need to shift the ministry moving forward to a focus on making disciples who are mature enough to make disciples.  I've already incorporated some of the materials into my teaching.  I look forward to attending next year." /

/ "My husband (youth pastor) and I attended last year, and again this year. We've signed up for next year and are excited to come and bring others with us. … Yes, the training was invaluable and we are excited to pass it along to our youth staff (my husband plans to get certified soon), but the time spent interacting with other men and women of God was such a boost for our spirit." /

/ "So many times I have felt alone in making disciples. It seems church staff feels intimidated when the issue of making disciples the way Jesus made disciples comes up. It was refreshing to spend a couple of days together with like minded people who are passionate about obeying the Everyday Commandment. The conference has given me fresh fuel to live out the command to make disciples." /

/ "To loosely paraphrase Dann Spader during the conference & to communicate my 40 + years of 'church' experience: There are plenty of preachers & teachers around. What we are in dire need of is equippers. I agree wholeheartedly with this! Sonlife is equipping the body of Christ to BE equippers." /