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Hope, Suffering, and Glory: Studies in 1 Peter

This conference is for anyone interested in being equipped and inspired in their Christian walk.

Registration

 

Individual  ($150.00) Early Bird Rate (before April 1)
Includes all Sessions, Workshops, Consultation Services, and On-Demand archives after the conference for an individual.

Married Couple ($275.00) Early Bird Rate (before April 1)
Includes All Sessions, Workshops, Consultation Services, and On-Demand archives after the conference for a married couple.

Group of Five Discount ($600.00)
Your fifth registrant is FREE! You must select “Group of Five” for each registrant to receive the discount of $150.

Virtual Access ($50.00)
With Lifetime On-Demand Access: During and after the conference, all main sessions and one workshop are free to watch on-demand.

One Day Pass ($80.00)
One Day Only Pass! Choose your day in the drop-down menu.

 

Register Now For The Early Bird Rate!

What’s Included?

In-Person

  • 9 Keynote Speakers!
  • 12 Workshops! Six 90-minute gatherings per day on two consecutive days! Forty-five minutes of instruction followed by 45 minutes of a roundtable discussion.
  • Children’s Ministry! Children ages five to fifteen will enjoy faith-building instruction and fellowship through a curriculum and program provided by Child Evangelism Fellowship. There will also be a nursing mom’s room available.
  • Spanish Translation: Available in the Main Sanctuary and online, during and after the conference.
  • Consultation Services!
  • Discounted Registration for your whole team! Save 20% when you register five individuals.

In-Person Continued

  • On-Demand Archives: After the conference, archives of all main sessions, panels, interviews, and workshops are free to watch on-demand.
  • Free Coffee and snacks all week! Speciality coffee available for purchase.
  • Sunday Evening Worship and Dinner Sunday, June 23, at 6:00 pm!
  • “CGN Family Feast” Sit down dinner, on Monday, June 24, at 5:00 pm!

Virtual Access

  • All Main Sessions and Two Workshops will be live-streamed to our virtual audience. (Spanish Translation will be available online and in person).
  • On-Demand Access: During and after the conference, all main sessions and two workshops, are free to watch on-demand.
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Event Schedule   

Sunday, June 23

5:00 – 6:00 PM Check-In

6:00–7:00 PM  Meet & Greet Dinner

7:00–9:00 PM  An Evening of Worship

Monday, June 24

8:00–9:00 AM   Check-in

9:00–10:30 AM  Session #1: Wayne Taylor A Living Hope”

10:30 AM–12:00 PM  Session #2: Justin Thomas The Call to Holiness”

12:00–2:00 PM  Lunch Break

2:00–3:00 PM  Panel Discussion

3:00–4:30 PM  Free Time/Networking

4:30-5:00 PM  Meet with your Team! Unpack what you have learned!

5:00–7:00 PM  Dinner “CGN Family Feast”

7:00–8:00 PM  Session #3 Dan Kimball “A Worshiping and Witnessing People”

8:00–9:00 PM  Extended Worship

Tuesday, June 25

8:00–9:00 AM  Morning Prayer with Wayne Taylor

9:00–10:30 AM  Session #4: Rafael Manzanares Christ Our Example

10:30 AM–12:00 PM  Session #5: Phil & Joy Metzger Heirs of the Grace of Life”

12:00 PM–2:00 PM  Lunch Break

2:00-3:00 PM  Panel Discussion

3:00–4:30 PM  Workshops

4:30-5:00 PM  Meet with your Team! Unpack what you have learned!

5:00–7:00 PM  Dinner Break

7:00–8:00 PM  Session #6: John Dickson “Suffering for Righteousness”

8:00–9:00 PM  Extended Worship

Wednesday, June 26

8:00–9:00 AM  Morning Prayer with Wayne Taylor

9:00–10:30 AM  Session #7: Ed Stetzer Life in the End Times”

10:30 AM–12:00 PM Session #8: James Meeks Shepherding the Flock”

12:00–2:00 PM  Lunch Break

2:00–3:00 PM Panel Discussion

3:00–4:30 PM  Workshops

4:30-5:00 PM  Meet with your Team! Unpack what you have learned!

5:00–7:00 PM  Dinner Break

7:00–8:00 PM  Session #9: Brian Brodersen “Your Adversary the Devil”

8:00–9:00 PM  Extended Worship 

Main Session Speakers

Check out our lineup of 2024 speakers featuring leaders from around the world. Click on an image to learn more.

"A Living Hope"

Wayne Taylor

Wayne Taylor is the founding pastor of Calvary Fellowship Seattle, where he was the lead pastor for 41 years. (It’s now called Mountlake Church.) Over time, God used the church to help plant over 50 churches, about half locally and half globally. Recently, Wayne transitioned to the roles of itinerant Bible teacher and support Missionary to many global Calvary churches. He is the author of 4 books: “The Civil War Within,” “The Unsearchable Riches of Christ,” “He Dwelt Among Us,” and “Tidings of Great Joy.”

"Christ Our Example"

Rafael Manzanares

Rafael Manzanares, originally from the island, pastor Rafael became a Christian in the USA and attended Calvary Chapel Bible College in Austria. He then served with pastor Brian Brodersen in a church plant in London, where he met his wife Loretta. They sensed the Lord leading them to move to Mallorca in 2001 and took over the pastorate of SPCC in 2002. They opened a Calvary Chapel-affiliated Bible College in 2005, and they trained many students and interns in love for the Word and service in local churches as well as the mission field for ten years. They continue to serve the church mainly through Bible teaching and are now working on a long-standing vision to open a Christian school on the island.

"Your Adversary the Devil"

Brian Brodersen

Brian Brodersen is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. He also serves as President of the Calvary Global Network, Chancellor of Calvary Chapel Bible College, and is the co-founder and director of Creationfest UK. Brian is the featured speaker on the Back to Basics Radio program and co-host of the live call-in program Pastor’s Perspective. Brian holds an M.A. in Ministry and Leadership from Wheaton College.
"Suffering for Righteousness"

John Dickson

John Dickson’s story is eclectic. Starting out as a professional singer-songwriter, he now works as an author, speaker, historian, and media presenter. He was the Founding Director of the Centre for Public Christianity (2007-17). He has published over 20 books, two of which became television documentaries, with a third, For the Love of God: How the Church is Better and Worse Than you Ever Imagined, released in Australian cinemas in June 2018.
John has held a variety of teaching and research positions before moving to Wheaton College, including in the Ancient History Department at Macquarie University (2002-2015), the Jewish and Biblical Studies Department at Sydney University (2011-2021), Ridley College Melbourne (2019-2022), and the Faculty of Classics at the University of Oxford (2015-2023). A busy public speaker, he lives in Wheaton, Illinois, with his wife Elizabeth and the youngest of their three children.
"A Worshiping and Witnessing People"

Dan Kimball

Dan Kimball was the founding point leader of Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, California, where he still serves on staff. He is also the Vice President of Church, Strategy and Mission at Western Seminary as well as an Associate Professor of Leadership and Theology. In addition to earning graduate degrees from Western Seminary (M.A.) and George Fox University (D.Min.), Dan is the author of several books including “How (Not) to Read the Bible: Making Sense of the Anti-Women, Anti-science, Pro-violence, Pro-slavery and Other Crazy-Sounding Parts of Scripture.”
"Shepherding the Flock"

James T. Meeks

Reverend James T. Meeks is the founder of Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, which has been recognized as one of the fastest growing megachurches in the United States. Starting with 125 members in 1985, under Reverend Meeks’ leadership, Salem has grown to a congregation of 9,000 members around the country.

In 2005, Pastor Meeks led Salem in the building of the House of Hope, 10,000 seat community and worship center on the South Side of Chicago. Throughout his life, Pastor Meeks has served the needs of the people whether it was through his work as an Illinois State Senator, community organizing events in the streets of Chicago or from the pulpit every Sunday morning. He is the author of two books, “How to Get out of Debt and Into Praise,” and “Life-Changing Relationships”.

In January of 2023 Pastor Meeks retired as Pastor of the Salem Baptist Church and became CEO of the Hope Center Foundation, a Non-profit that is helping residents of the Urban Chicago community to successfully transition out of poverty to living wage and into generational wealth. In May of 2023 Pastor Meeks graduated from Wheaton College with his Master’s Degree in leadership development. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Theology from Moody Bible Institute.

"The Call to Holiness"

Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas serves as president of Calvary Chapel Bible College (CCBC) in Twin Peaks, California, where he is an alumnus himself. In addition to holding an M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary, Justin is continuing his studies at Western as a doctoral student (Ph.D.) in Intercultural Education. He is a frequent and oft-read writer on CalvaryChapel.com
"Life in the End Times"

Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is the Dean and Professor of Leadership and Christian Ministry at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He also serves as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University, where he teaches twice a year. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates; and written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, the Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine, and regularly writes for news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. His national radio show, Ed Stetzer Live, airs Saturdays on Moody Radio and affiliates. Stetzer serves his local church, Mariners Church, as Scholar in Residence & Teaching Pastor.
"Heirs of the Grace of Life"

Phil & Joy Metzger

After serving two decades as a missionary and church planter in Hungary, Phil and Joy are now back in Southern California where Phil is the lead pastor of Calvary San Diego. While in Hungary, Phil was the lead pastor of Calvary Chapel Budapest as well as the ministry director of Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Phil oversees Calvary Church plants throughout Eastern Europe, Ethiopia, and Nigeria. Their heart and ministry is focused on making disciples and seeing the church impact the world for Christ. They would love to see more and more churches planted in order to bring the Word of God to the lost. Phil and his wife Joy have four beautiful children: Niki (married to husband Rio), Karina (married to husband Jamie), Judah and Hannah. Phil and Joy have one grandson, Ezra

Workshops

Forty-five minutes of instruction followed by 45 minutes of a roundtable discussion. The “roundtable” portion of the gatherings includes a question and answer time or a dialogue with the facilitators and participants.

Tuesday, June 25

  • Ministry Team Building with Dan Jarrell
  • “Why should I care?” Caring For Your Soul with Jeff Gipe, Billy Almaguer, Daniel Williams
  • Calvary Chapel 101 with Bruce Zachary and Brian Kelly
  • Trauma Informed Ministry with Lu Wing & Peter Voorhees
  • We’re All Apologists Now with Bobby Conway
  • Executive Pastor with Ted Leavenworth 

Wednesday, June 26

  • Preparing A Sermon with Brian Brodersen
  • Growing Your Church with Ed Stetzer
  • Making Sense of Christianity for Gen Z with Bobby and Dawson Conway
  • Trauma Informed Ministry  with Lu Wing & Peter Voorhees
  • Intentional Relational Leadership Development with Bruce Zachary
  • Executive Pastor with Jordan Taylor

Workshop Speakers

Check out our lineup of 2024 workshop speakers featuring leaders from around the world. Click on an image to learn more.

Bobby Conway

Bobby Conway is the lead pastor of Life Fellowship Church near Charlotte, NC. He is a Dallas Theological Seminary and Southern Evangelical Seminary graduate and the author of “Hell, Rob Bell, and What Happens When People Die?” Bobby is also the founder and host of the One-Minute Apologist (www.oneminuteapologist.com). In addition, he and his wife, Heather, serve on the FamilyLife Weekend to Remember® marriage conference speaking team.

Lu Wing

Pastor Lu Wing is the Associate Pastor at Olive Branch Christian Fellowship. He graduated from San Francisco University with a BA in Cell Biology (1980) and completed his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland (1992). Lu, his wife Pam, and their family of four have lived in the San Diego area for 32 years. Pastor Lu is also currently a toxicology consultant in the biopharmaceutical industry with Cardinal Health in San Diego. He effectively brings his background into his Bible teaching.

"Your Adversary the Devil"

Brian Brodersen

Brian Brodersen is the Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa. He also serves as President of the Calvary Global Network, Chancellor of Calvary Chapel Bible College, and is the co-founder and director of Creationfest UK. Brian is the featured speaker on the Back to Basics Radio program and co-host of the live call-in program Pastor’s Perspective. Brian holds an M.A. in Ministry and Leadership from Wheaton College.
"Life in the End Times"

Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is the Dean and Professor of Leadership and Christian Ministry at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He also serves as Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University, where he teaches twice a year. Stetzer has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates; and written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, the Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine, and regularly writes for news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. His national radio show, Ed Stetzer Live, airs Saturdays on Moody Radio and affiliates. Stetzer serves his local church, Mariners Church, as Scholar in Residence & Teaching Pastor.

Bruce Zachary

Bruce Zachary is the senior pastor at Calvary Nexus in Camarillo, California. Please visit his website. Bruce is also a church planter, having previously directed the Calvary Church Planting Network, a global church planting initiative. Presently Bruce serves on the Core Team of Cultivate.

Helpful Information  

Discounted Hotels

CGN has arranged a discounted rate (before the cut-off date) with each hotel below.

Ayres Hotel Costa Mesa/Newport
325 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
800.322.9992 (Ask for the Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa rate)

Deluxe Guest Room $130 (single or double occupancy)
Cut Off Date: 06/02/24

COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES:
Parking & Wi-Fi
Shuttle to/from John Wayne
Cookies in the lobby each evening
Shuttle within a 3-mile radius

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Ayres Hotel Fountain Valley
17550 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
714.861.5170

Deluxe Guest Room $179 (single or double occupancy)
Cut Off Date: 5/24/24

COMPLIMENTARY AMENITIES:
Free Breakfast
WiFi & Parking

 

Campus Map

A map of the conference facility.

Campus Map

Book List

A curated list of books suggested by our conference speakers and CGN leaders.

Book List

Media Packet

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Registration    

Individual

150

Includes all sessions, workshops, consultation services, and On-Demand archives after the conference for an individual.

Married Couple

$275

Includes all sessions, workshops, consultation services, and On-Demand archives after the conference for a married couple.

Day Pass

$80

Sunday ($40), Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday ($80)

Virtual Access

$50

With Lifetime On-Demand Access

Group of Five

$600

Your fifth registrant is FREE! You must select "Group of Five" for each registrant to receive the discount of $150.
Register

Calvary Global Network – CGN

CGN is a family of churches working together to proclaim the Gospel, make disciples, and plant churches.

We work collaboratively for Gospel-centered renewal, providing leaders with relationships and resourcing as we follow the way of Jesus. We’re committed to being a part of something bigger than just one church. We’re a family consisting of churches and ministries across national and denominational borders.

Together, we strive for the renewal of all things through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe the best way to do this is through providing relationships that will help disciples of Christ serve together and resources that will help disciples serve well.

Our mission is rooted in the core Great Commission emphases, which are the chief ways the church participates in the Missio Dei (mission of God). These emphases are: Proclaim the Gospel, Make Disciples, Plant Churches.

We work together for Gospel-centered renewal, providing leaders with relationships and resourcing as we follow the way of Jesus.

Want to know more? A great place to start is the CGN Mission and Methods Podcast.

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