D•Conference 2020

 DISCIPLE-MAKING TOGETHER

Due to the unfolding impact of COVID-19 across our nation and around the world, we will be postponing the Portland Disciple-Making Conference to Fall 2020. Dates will be announced soon.

Portland Disciple-Making Conference
Where:
Village Church, 330 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005
When
: Postponed to Fall 2020

PDX Event Update

Disciple-Making Friends,

We wanted to update you on our Portland D•Conference scheduled for April 30 - May 2. Due to the unfolding impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) across our nation and around the world, we will be postponing the D•Conference. Earlier this week, the state of Oregon banned all meetings over 250 persons for the next 30 days. Village, our host church for the conference, has moved all worship services to video streaming for at least the next four weeks. With these precautions being put in effect locally, we believe the wise decision is for us to postpone the D•Conference and look to reschedule it for the Fall.

Village, as many of your churches are, is focusing right now on caring for the needs of their people and their community, and is having important conversations about how they move forward as a church during this crisis. In the coming weeks, we’ll be having conversations with Village about a conference date for the Fall, and we’ll keep you informed as to our plans for rescheduling this event.

For those who have already registered for the Portland D•Conference, your registration will be forwarded to the event this Fall. If the new date presents a schedule conflict for you, we’ll credit your registration for one of our 2021 gatherings.

In the midst of our current global crisis, we as ministry leaders are presented with unique disciple-making opportunities. As the world searches for answers, for hope, the strength of our faith in Christ can shine bright like a city on a hill. The love of Christ needs to be seen and felt in our communities, and we are His hands and feet to bring His love to the helpless, hopeless, and hurting. Our team is praying for you. We’re praying for the church to rise up and meet the challenge in the days ahead.

Disciple-Making Together,
Doug Holliday

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

ESPAÑOL: FUNDACIONES

Un estudio cuidadoso durante los primeros 18-21 meses del ministerio de Jesús revela seis prioridades fundamentales que se convirtieron en los componentes básicos del ministerio de Jesús para hacer discípulos.

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

The Advance Track is designed for those who have completed the Strategy and Leadership Multiplication trainings.
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.

Pre-Conference Seminars

4 CHAIR DISCIPLING
Designed to help believers understand the process Jesus used for developing disciple-makers.
También en español- Las 4 Sillas para Discipular
Diseñado para ayudar a los creyentes a comprender el proceso que Jesús usó para desarrollar discípulos.

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

THURSDAY OPTIONAL PRE-CONFERENCE 
8:00-8:30am / 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

THURSDAY MAIN CONFERENCE
2:00pm / D•Conference Welcome Reception
2:30pm/ Disciple-Making Labs
4:00pm / Opening General Session
6:00pm / Conference concludes for the day

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

SATURDAY
8:00am / Prayer Room open
9:00am / General Session
11:00am / Training Tracks resume
12:30pm / Lunch provided
1:30pm / Training Tracks resume
3:00pm / Conference concludes

Area Hotels & Restaurants

AREA HOTELS 
Comfort Inn & Suites
13455 SW Tualatin Valley Hwy, Beaverton, OR 97005

Fairfield Inn & Suites
515583 NW Gateway Ct, Beaverton, OR 97006

DoubleTree by Hilton
15402 NW Cornell Rd, Beaverton, OR 97006

AREA RESTAURANTS
BGs Food Cartel- 4250 SW Rose Biggi Ave in Beaverton hosting 30+ food carts with outdoor seating and a covered patio.
Tanasbourne Restaurants- off NW 185th Ave restaurants such as Chick-fil-A, MOD Pizza, Red Robin, Old Spaghetti Factory 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." /