D•Conference 2018


Reverberation. What are those simple actions that create a reaction, a movement, a ripple effect from our Jerusalem to Judea and Samaria, and ultimately to the ends of the earth? How do we multiply our lives as leaders?

Join others from across North America at this year’s disciple-making conference. 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 like He did. Together we’ll be equipped and inspired to reverberate our lives into others!

When: January 9-11, 2018  (post-conference options January 12)
WhereBright Ministry Center, 11002 Lake Hart Drive, Orlando, FL 32832

Special Guest Presenter

DAVE PATTY, Founder & President of Josiah Venture

Dave Patty, Josiah Venture

Sonlife is excited to have Dave Patty as our main gathering speaker. Dave is based out of the Czech Republic leading the ministry of Josiah Venture (JV). Sonlife and JV share the same training DNA from the life of Christ as partners with Global Youth Initiative.

Dave and his wife, Connie, moved to the Czech Republic in November 1993 to begin the work of Josiah Venture. They have been ministering to young people and youth leaders for over 30 years, having previously served as director of Malachi Ministries in Germany. God captured their hearts for the youth of Eastern Europe on a mission trip shortly after the revolution in the summer of 1990. Dave leads the Josiah Venture team, invests in the country leaders of JV and teaches God's Word across the region.

Dave recently published a book, Father God: Daring to Draw Near.

Conference Training Tracks


The Strategy Seminar looks at Jesus as our model for life and ministry. What was His mission? What were His motives? What were His methods? How did Jesus build a movement that would change the world? Typically done in 8 hours, the Expanded Strategy’s 12-hour format will provide additional coaching for implementation.


The Leadership Multiplication Seminar looks at the leadership multiplication phase of Jesus’ ministry, from the time He selected the Twelve through His commissioning of them at the Ascension. How did Jesus prepare the Twelve for leadership?  How did Jesus intentionally multiply His life through others?  How can we sharpen our leadership vision and skills to expand the disciple-making movement of Jesus?

Pre-Conference Add-ons


Available in Spanish & English
The 4 Chair Discipling Seminar looks at the model of Jesus for being a disciple who makes disciples, answering the questions:  What is a disciple?  What is the process for becoming a disciple who makes disciples?  Where am I at in that process, and what are my next steps?


The Foundations Seminar looks at the initial 18-21 months of Jesus’ ministry and six foundational priorities He established for a healthy disciple-making ministry.  These six priorities are:  Holy Spirit Dependence, Prayerful Guidance, Obedient Living, Word-Centered, Exalting the Father, Relationships of Love and Integrity.


The 4 Chair Trainer Certification Starter Kit includes:  Trainer's Bag, Trainer’s Guide, Web Access to Trainer’s Videos & Presentation Slides, 4 Chair Discipling book, and 10 - 4 Chair Discipling Seminar Guides.  (Note:  Only Certified Trainers have access to purchase 4 Chair Discipling Seminar Guides)


The Foundations Trainer Certification Starter Kit includes:  Trainer’s Bag, Trainer’s Guide, Web Access to Trainer’s Videos & Presentation Slides, Walking As Jesus Walked book, and 10 - Foundations Seminar Guides.  (Note:  Only Certified Trainers have access to purchase Foundations Seminar Guides)

Post-Conference Add-on


REVERB is one part of Sonlife’s training to help your ministry implement the disciple-making process.  As a REVERB Multiplier, we want you to see this training as a tool not only for YOUR ministry but also as a vehicle to MULTIPLY a movement of disciple-making to other ministries in your city, region, network or denomination.

Every part of REVERB has been intentionally designed to help disciples of all ages live out the Great Commandment and the Great Commission:  Love God•Love People•Make Disciples.  REVERB combines encouragement, equipping and hands-on experiences to help embed the character and priorities of Christ in each participant.

A Ministry Leader may become Certified as a REVERB MULTIPLIER when:

  • They have been Certified as a 4 Chair Discipling Trainer
  • They have been through Sonlife’s Strategy Seminar
  • They are modeling disciple-making personally and in their ministry



8:00am / Pre-Conference check-in
8:30am / 4 Chair Discipling (offered in Spanish & English), Foundations or Current Certified Trainers Workshop
12:30pm / Lunch provided for pre-conference participants
1:30pm / 4 Chair Discipling or Foundations Trainer Certifications
3:30pm / Pre-conference concludes


4:30pm-6:30pm / D•Conference check-in (dinner not provided)
7:00pm / Main Gathering


8:15am / Optional: Unplugged Worship & Prayer
9:00am / Strategy or Leadership Multiplication Training Tracks
12:30pm / Lunch provided
1:30pm / Training Tracks continue
3:30pm / Disciple-Making Labs
5:30pm / Dinner provided
6:45pm / Main Gathering
8:30pm / Ice Cream Sundae Bar (Wednesday only)


8:30am / Post-Conference check-in
9:00am / REVERB Multipliers Training
12:00pm / Post-Conference concludes


/ "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." /