D•Conference 2020

 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. 

Orlando, FL  D•Conference
Where:
Bill Bright Ministry Center
When
: January 14-16, 2020 

Portland, OR  D•Conference
Where:
Village Church Beaverton
When
: April 30- May 2, 2020

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.

Training Tracks

FIRST YEAR: STRATEGY

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

SECOND YEAR: LEADERSHIP MULTIPLICATION

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

THIRD YEAR AND BEYOND: ADVANCE TRACK

Training focused on each of the 5 Phases of Jesus' life and ministry.
Pre-requisite: Strategy Seminar and Leadership Multiplication

General Sessions

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. Guest speakers will be announced in August!

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.

REVERB MULTIPLIER
Reverb is a disciple-making training resource for students, equipping students with practical disciple-making experiences around these three essential relationships: Relationship with God, Relationship with Believers, Relationship with Lost Friends. Multipliers are trainer and prepared to lead Reverb experiences.
Prerequisite: How to Train 4 Chair Discipling

Schedule

TUESDAY OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE 
7:30-8:30am / Pre-Conference check-in
8:30am / 4 Chair Discipling, Foundations and Reverb Multipliers
12:30pm / Lunch provided for pre-conference participants
1:30pm / How to Train 4 Chair Discipling or Foundations and continued Reverb Multipliers

TUESDAY 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

WEDNESDAY 
8:00am / Prayer Room open
9:00am / Main Gathering
11:00am / Strategy Track, Leadership Multiplication or Advance Track
12:30pm / Lunch provided
1:30pm / Training Tracks continue
5:00pm / Training concludes for the day
Free evening to gather with your ministry team

THURSDAY
8:00am / Prayer Room open
9:00am / Strategy Track, Leadership Multiplication or Advance Track
12:30pm / Lunch provided
1:30pm / Training Tracks continue
3:30pm / Main Gathering
5:00pm / Conference concludes

Area Hotels & Restaurants

AREA HOTELS 
Holiday Inn Express Lake Nona
10115 William Carey Dr, Orlando, FL 32832

Hampton Inn & Suites Gateway Village
5460 Gateway Village Cir, Orlando, FL 32812

Courtyard by Marriott Lake Nona
6955 Lake Nona Blvd, Orlando, FL 32827

AREA RESTAURANTS
North on Narcoossee Rd- Panera Bread, Pig Floyd's Urban Barbakoa, Dickey's Barbecue Pit, Burger King and more.
South on Narcoossee Rd- Outback Steakhouse, Panda Express, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Chili's Grill, Culver's, McDonalds, Wendy's and 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." /