The 2009 RE:FORM Conference will be held at Cedar Ridge Community Church in Baltimore, Md. area Sept. 16-18. This year’s conference will focus on three of RE:FORM’s seven areas of crisis:
- Human Injustice
- Environmental Decline
- Spiritual Confusion
Each topic will be covered in a main session by practitioners followed by workshops on each of the tracks that will equip, train, and inspire churches and church leaders regarding ways to engage their congregation in addressing these issues on a local and international level. Attendees will have plenty of time to interact with speakers and workshop leaders in an environment that encourages and fosters networking, collaboration and the sharing of good ideas for the purposes of engaging others to care about topics covered in the conference.
If your organization is interested in exhibiting, download the exhibitor application and return it to the RE:FORM offices.
Here are our main session speakers. Workshop tracks and speakers will be added as they come available.
HUMAN INJUSTICE :: SOCIAL JUSTICE
ROB MORRIS is a co-founder and the president of Love146. Prior to establishing Love146, Rob worked with Mercy Ships International directing training schools at the International Operations Center. Rob travels internationally to speak and teach on issues of justice, compassion and human rights. Learn more about what his organization does at www.love146.com.
ENVIRONMENTAL DECLINE :: ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
LEROY BARBER is the President of Mission Year, a national urban initiative introducing 18-29 year olds to missional and communal living in city centers for one year. Rev. Barber is the Pastor of a church plant, Community Fellowships Church. He was chosen as a contributor to UnChristian: What a New Generation Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters and recently released his first book New Neighbor.
SPIRITUAL DEADNESS :: WHOLENESS THROUGH LIFE IN CHRIST
MARK FOREMAN is a simple man who is learning to follow Jesus wholly. He is the husband of Jan and father of Jon and Tim of the band Switchfoot. He is the lead pastor of North Coast Calvary Chapel—a “church without walls”—which has built its reputation by erasing the barriers of the church. Mark is a surfer and songwriter, and also serves as an associate professor at Bethel Seminary San Diego. He recently released his first book Wholly Jesus: His surprising approach to wholeness and why it matters today.
TRI ROBINSON is the founding pastor of the Vineyard Boise Church in Boise, ID and Let’s Tend the Garden ministry and is one of the leading experts on creation care among evangelical churches. With a strong teaching background that includes a Masters degree in administrative education, he is a sought-after conference speaker and passionate about transferring his working insights and experience on church leadership to a wide spectrum of churches. Tri and his wife Nancy live in Sweet, ID, where they manage a nearly sustainable ranch.
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