D•Conference 2020


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 Disciple-Making Conference
Village Church, 330 SW Murray Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005
: April 30- May 2, 2020


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


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.


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


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


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.

•Matt Mikalatos
Author & Speaker, Cru

Matt is the author of many books including Good News For A Change, Imaginary Jesus, and Into the Fray: How Jesus's Followers Turn the World Upside Down. Matt is driven by a passion for helping people know that they are fully known and loved by God and that they have intrinsic worth. Because of this Matt loves to speak about intimacy with Christ, what it means to be a true disciple, world missions, evangelism, the gospel and the great commission.

Matt will be our guest speaker for the Friday morning general session.

•Huron Claus
CEO & President of Chief Ministries

Huron is passionate about Jesus and disciple-making, leading CHIEF Ministries in it’s mission to disciple and equip strong Native American Leadership for the development of the indigenous church throughout North, Central, and South America.  His vision is to see an effective Christian witness in the over 1200 Native American tribes and all related tribes in this generation.  Sonlife is excited to count CHIEF among its strategic North American disciple-making partners in equipping emerging leaders in relational disciple-making according to the Son’s Life.

Huron will be our guest speaker for our Saturday afternoon closing session as well as lead a Disciple-Making Lab.

Pre-Conference Seminars

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.

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 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


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

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

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

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

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

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.


/ "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." /