North America Conference 2022

The theme of the 2022 North America Conference is Convictional Faithfulness because what we believe shapes our desires and our actions. Our theology makes us long for Christ’s kingdom and labor to advance it in our communities for God’s glory. Unwavering commitment to our theological beliefs is essential in our mission to plant healthy, multiplying churches.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Monday, October 3

3-7 p.m. – Conference Check-in
7:30 p.m. – Main Session 1

Tuesday, October 4

8 a.m. – New Member Orientation*
9 a.m. – Main Session 2
11 a.m. – Main Session 3
2 p.m. – Workshop 1
3:30 p.m. – Workshop 2
5 p.m. – Main Session 4

Wednesday, October 5

9 a.m. – Main Session 5 (Theology Roundtable)
11 a.m. – Main Session 6 
1:30 p.m. – Main Session 7

* For Acts 29 churches who joined since January 2021

SPEAKERS

Brian Howard

Brian Howard has over 20 years of proven leadership experience as a leadership coach, non-profit executive, church planter, lead pastor, and business owner. Brian holds a Master’s degree from Talbot School of Theology, has been married for 26 years to the love of his life, and has four children. Brian is also the Executive Director of Acts 29.

Dwayne Bond

Pastor Dwayne Bond is the Acts 29 Director of Pastoral Care and serves as the lead pastor of Wellspring Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dwayne has been married to his beautiful wife, Leslie, for over 32 years and they have three wonderful children.

Jen Wilkin

Jen Wilkin is an author and Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. She has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. An advocate for Bible literacy, her passion is to see others become articulate and committed followers of Christ, with a clear understanding of why they believe what they believe, grounded in the Word of God.

Matt Chandler

Matt Chandler is the lead pastor of teaching at The Village Church in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, and the president of Acts 29. He has authored several books, including Take Heart, Mingling of Souls, Recovering Redemption, To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain, Creature of the Word, The Explicit Gospel, and Joy in the Sorrow. Matt and his wife, Lauren, live with their three children in Highland Village, Texas.

Ryan Kwon

Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Ryan was called to plant a multi-cultural church in hard soil, which led him to plant Resonate Church in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is passionate about gospel-centered preaching, making disciples, and has a vision to see many churches planted in his city. He currently serves on the board of Acts 29, and outside of spending time with his wife Jenni, their two sons and daughter, he enjoys planting succulents and the torture of both Crossfit and cheering for UCLA football.

Tony Merida

Tony Merida is the founding pastor of Imago Dei Church in Raleigh, N.C. Tony has an extensive itinerant ministry, and has written several books including The Christ-Centered Expositor, Ordinary, and Orphanology. He is happily married to Kimberly, and they have five adopted children. Tony is also the Vice President of Theological Training for Acts 29 and the Dean of Grimkè Seminary.

EMCEES

Doug Logan

Doug Logan is an Associate Director for Acts 29 & has been in urban ministry for nearly 25 years. In 2011, he planted Epiphany Fellowship of Camden with his wife, Angel. They have 3 sons & 3 grandchildren. He serves as the President of Grimké Seminary, founded On the Block Collective, & is the author of ‘On The Block'. Doug is also the Vice President of Advancement of for Acts 29.

Jen Oshman

Jen Oshman has been a missionary and pastor’s wife for over two decades on three continents. She’s also a writer, speaker, and podcaster, and especially passionate about encouraging women to deepen their faith and develop a biblical worldview. She is the author of Enough About Me: Find Lasting Joy in the Age of Self and So Much More: Rejecting the Empty Promises of our Age and Embracing the Goodness of our God. Jen and her husband, Mark, currently reside with their daughters in Colorado where they planted Redemption Parker, an Acts 29 church.

LOCATION

Denver, CO

Sheraton Plaza Ballroom at the Sheraton Denver Downtown
1550 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202

REGISTRATION

Early Bird Registration: $99 until May 20

Regular Admission: $119 from May 21 until September 9

Late Registration: $139 from September 10 until October 3

Group discount: $5 per ticket discount for every 5 tickets purchased

LODGING

Sheraton Denver Downtown

We have negotiated a discounted rate of $249/night (plus taxes and fees) at the Sheraton in Downtown Denver, which is nearly 50% off the regular room rate at this beautiful hotel. By staying at the hotel where we are also hosting the conference, you will not need to have a car as everything nearby is walkable (activities, restaurants, etc.). 

Click here to book directly online on or before September 5. Book early; there are a limited number of rooms at this reduced rate.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation:

The closest airport is Denver International Airport (DEN).

There are many options for getting from the airport to the hotel. If you stay at the Sheraton, you will not need a car once you arrive at the hotel.

  • Ride Share: DEN is approximately a 40-minute drive from the Sheraton Denver Downtown. Plan on rideshare costs to be approximately $50, one-way.
  • Public Transportation: Take Denver’s A-line light-rail train from the airport to Union Station (downtown) for a $10.50 one-way ticket. Tickets can be purchased at a kiosk or via the RTD app (available for Android and iOS). Once you arrive at Union Station, transfer to the “Mall Ride” bus (board at 16th Street and Wewatta). Get off at the 16th Street Mall & Court Pl stop, right by the Sheraton.
  • Car Rental: You are welcome to rent a car if you desire. We have negotiated a daily parking rate of $31.50 at the Sheraton. Street parking is only offered in 2-hour increments.

SPONSORS

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, visit our sponsorship page here.