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Resilient: Standing Firm in a Hostile World

April 25th & 26th
We believe a focus on a theology that fuels disciples and disciple making is the key to standing firm in this current cultural reality. Our lineup will include the usual rapid fire mix of TED-style presentations, worship, prayer, and discussion time. We will explore the Real Life Theology that fuels disciple making. Everyone attending will receive a copy of the event’s featured book: a brand new release from RENEW.org, Resilient: Standing Firm in a Hostile World by David Young
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RENEW.org Leaders Unpack the Real Life Theology that Fuels Disciple Making

Main Stage Speakers

Bobby Harrington Topic:Co-host

Bobby Harrington

Bobby is the point-leader of Renew.org and Discipleship.org, both collaborative, disciple-making organizations. He is the founding and lead pastor of Harpeth Christian Church (by the Harpeth River, just outside of Nashville, TN). He has an M.A.R. and an M.Div. from Harding School of Theology and a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than 10 books on discipleship, including Discipleshift (with Jim Putman and Robert Coleman), The Disciple Maker’s Handbook (with Josh Patrick) and Becoming a Disciple Maker: The Pursuit of Level 5 Disciple Making (with Greg Weins). He lives in the greater Nashville area with his wife and near his children and grandchildren.
Tony Twist Topic:Co-host

Tony Twist

Tony grew up in Dallas, Texas and Alice Springs, N.T., Australia. His formal education included Milligan College, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Southern Baptist Seminary, and Indiana University. Following graduation from Milligan he married Suzanne Grogan from Spencer, Virginia. He and Suzanne served churches in Virginia, Tennessee and Indiana with a primary focus on disciple making. His passions are disciple making, spending time with Suzanne, working out and making new friends around the world. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for the TCM International Institute, a global graduate school for disciple makers based in Indianapolis, Indiana and Heiligenkreuz, Austria.
David Young Topic:Resilient: Standing Firm in a Hostile World

David Young

David Young serves as the senior minister for the North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He has worked for churches in Missouri, Kansas, and Tennessee, taught New Testament at several universities, and travelled widely teaching and preaching. He is the former host of the New Day Television Program, a board member for the Renew Network, and the author of several books, including A New Day (NB Press), The Rhetoric of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, (Fortress Press, co-authored with Michael Strickland), A Grand Illusion (Renew Publications), and King Jesus and the Beauty of Obedience-Based Discipleship (Zondervan). He holds the B.A. from Freed-Hardeman University, the M.A. from Harding School of Theology, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in New Testament from Vanderbilt University. David and his wife Julie have two married children.
Shodankeh Johnson Topic:Spiritual Warfare

Shodankeh Johnson

Shodankeh Johnson is part of the Core Team of New Generations. He is responsible for the mobilization of intercessors across all regions and the training of Disciple Making Movement (DMM) leaders in the ‘pioneer places’ where the gospel has never been or has never flourished. In addition, Shodankeh provides DMM training for movement-minded ministries around the world. Shodankeh is also the leader of New Harvest ministries in Sierra Leone, West Africa. New Harvest is an indigenous DMM organization that plants churches throughout the region and incorporates a wide-spectrum of ministries such as compassion, business development, leadership development, skills training and advanced education.
Anthony Walker Topic:Remember Your Baptism

Anthony Walker

Anthony Walker has been preaching the gospel for 20 years. He has been actively involved in the church as a song leader, youth worker, preacher, and any other role God calls him. He attended Lipscomb University in pursuit of an Art Education Degree. For 12 years, he has been the full-time minister of the Highway 231 Church of Christ in Murfreesboro, TN. He and his wife Jenny are the proud parents of 2 young children: a son, Remington, and a daughter, Reign.
Aaron Brockett Topic:Preaching Hard Topics to Breed Conviction

Aaron Brockett

Aaron Brockett is the lead pastor of Traders Point Christian Church in Indianapolis. Since he joined the church in 2007, it has grown from 1,500 people in one location to more than 9,000 people in four locations. He is passionate about removing barriers that keep people from Jesus, just as the men in Mark 2 “wrecked the roof” in order to get the paralytic to Jesus. Aaron has contributed to several books and articles and also serves as a board member of the Orchard Group, a worldwide church-planting organization. He and his wife, Lindsay, have dedicated their lives to seeing people all over the world come to know, trust and follow Jesus. They have four great kids and a silver lab named Winston.
Jennifer Scott Topic:Love in Times of Hostility

Jennifer Scott

JENNIFER SCOTT has been married to Johnny Scott for 26 years and shares 5 boys, 1 daughter in law, 1 grandson and finally a granddaughter coming soon this summer. Jennifer has served in Creative Arts, Children’s Ministry, NextGen Ministry, Women’s ministry, and Teaching Teams in the local church for over 20 years (and of course always on the facilities team). Jennifer currently serves at Generations Christian Church in Tampa, FL.
Jason Houser Topic:The Great Commission Before the Great Commission

Jason Houser

JASON HOUSER founded the Seeds Family Worship ministry eighteen years ago and has led teams in creating over two hundred Scripture worship songs and videos to help kids and parents sing God’s Word. He co-wrote the well-known CCM songs “Broken Things” and “The Motions” and co-wrote a parenting discipleship book called Dedicated with Bobby and Chad Harrington. He is also co-author of the forthcoming Real Life Theology Conversations: A Guide to Essential Questions and Answers for Family Discipleship.
Dave Clayton Topic:Emcee

Dave Clayton

Dave is a disciple, husband, and dad to 3 young boys. Along with his wife, he planted and helps lead Ethos Church, a young, urban church in Nashville, TN that is passionate about reaching the lost, serving the poor, and releasing ordinary people to plant churches all over the world. In addition, he is the founder and lead visionary for Onward, a global family of leaders who are committed to making disciples and planting churches across the world and Awaken Nashville, a city wide movement unifying churches in strategic initiatives of prayer and fasting in the greater Nashville area.
Sydney Clayton Topic:Emcee

Sydney Clayton

Sydney is a disciple, wife, and mom to 3 young boys. Along with her husband, she planted and helps serve Ethos Church, a young, urban church in Nashville, TN that is passionate about reaching the lost, serving the poor, and releasing ordinary people to plant churches all over the world. In addition, she is a college professor with a doctorate in Physical Therapy, and enjoys training disciple makers in a variety of contexts. Sydney is especially passionate about equipping a new generation of women to live as disciple makers.

Over 20 Breakout Speakers (click images for bio)...more to come!

Jim Putman

Jim is the founder and senior pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho. Prior to his role as senior pastor, he served as a youth minister in two small churches. In college, Jim won three All American titles in wrestling and went on to become a successful wrestling coach. Real Life Ministries began as a small group in 1998 and has grown to a membership of more than eight thousand. Ninety percent of its fellowship is active in small groups. Outreach Magazine continually lists Real Life Ministries among the top one hundred most influential churches in America.

Orpheus J. Heyward

Dr. Orpheus J. Heyward is Senior Minister of the Renaissance Church of Christ. He is considered one of the most dynamic and scripturally sound gospel preachers among churches of Christ today. Having received his Masters of Arts in Theology, Masters of Arts in Biblical Studies and doctorate degree in Theological Exegesis, he is a constant student of the Bible.

Paul Huyghebaert

Paul serves as the Lead Minister for the Grace Chapel Church of Christ in Cumming, GA, just north of Atlanta. Paul and his wife, Lori, have been married since the Spring of 2001, and have three children: Andrew, Nate, and Hannah. Paul holds bachelor’s degrees in Bible and Psychology and a master’s degree in Professional Counseling. He enjoys spending time with family, reading, writing, and getting outdoors. His passion is to see the Church embrace both the message and the mission of Jesus. Paul is a Renew.org Leader and the author of the book The Way Back: Repentance, the Presence of God, and the Revival the Church So Desperately Needs.

Guy Hammond

Guy Hammond started Strength in Weakness ministry which has helped thousands in 58 countries. He has taught over 100,000 people in churches, universities and faith based groups globally, has written 6 books and had a documentary movie made about his life and ministry called Finding Guy. Before becoming a Christian, Guy lived an active gay life until he was 24 years old. After becoming a Christian, he left that life behind forever. Guy is a news junkie, loves anything political, loves to read, and is an avid hockey and baseball fan.

Brett Andrews

Brett is the founding pastor of New Life Christian Church in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. Since launching in 1993 New Life has grown to be multi-site and has helped support 240 new church plants. They’ve also built a national church planting ministry Passion for Planting that has impacted countless other church plants by providing Assessment, Training, Project Management and Coaching, and by shaping Exponential into what it is today. New Life also runs the nZone, an indoor recreational facility, which allows over 400,000 Washingtonians to experience the love of God every year before they know it’s God’s love they are experiencing. Brett’s greatest blessing on earth is his wife of 29 years, Laura, and their four children. He enjoys sailing, coaching baseball, and his beagle, who will eagerly greet you by wetting the floor.

Kimberly Beam Holmes

Kimberly Beam Holmes is passionate about saving marriages and strengthening families. During her six-year tenure as CEO of Marriage Helper, she has led the company to 6x financially and grown to more than 300,000 followers per month across multiple platforms. Because of their unique process, Marriage Helper has a 70 percent success rate in saving marriages. A frequent speaker at women’s conferences and marriage events, Holmes holds a master’s degree and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Psychology. She co-hosts Relationship Radio, a Top 100 podcast in Apple’s Society and Relationships as well as hosting her own podcast on attraction which has received more than 400,000 downloads. She lives in Tennessee with her husband of 11 years and her two children adopted from India.

Tony Twist

Tony grew up in Dallas, Texas and Alice Springs, N.T., Australia. His formal education included Milligan College, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Southern Baptist Seminary, and Indiana University. Following graduation from Milligan he married Suzanne Grogan from Spencer, Virginia. He and Suzanne served churches in Virginia, Tennessee and Indiana with a primary focus on disciple making. His passions are disciple making, spending time with Suzanne, working out and making new friends around the world. He currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer for the TCM International Institute, a global graduate school for disciple makers based in Indianapolis, Indiana and Heiligenkreuz, Austria.

Reese Neyland

Reese Neyland has been learning and focusing on discipling others to follow Jesus since his baptism in Gainesville, Florida, in 1978. He has been a church leader since 1982 and has been in the Los Angeles area since he moved there with his family in 1989 to plant the Los Angeles Church of Christ. That church started with 50 disciples and is currently around 5,500 members with many other churches planted all over the world. He has also been overseeing the maturing and planting of churches in the Nordic countries for over twenty years now. Reese loves Jesus, the Bible, and Tennessee Volunteer football.

Renée Sproles

Renée Webb Sproles is from Murfreesboro, TN, where she directed The School of Christian Thought for five years at North Boulevard Church. She is a 15-year homeschool veteran. She is also a founder and co-director of the Discipleship Tutorial in Murfreesboro, where she has taught government, economics, personal finance, health, study skills, English grammar, and writing. She is the mother of two grown children, Houston and Emma, who is married to Thomas Goodwyn. With her husband, David, Renée has co-taught parenting classes for 20 years and currently teaches a marriage and family class of 100 students each week. Renée is the author of On Gender: What the Bible Says about Men and Women (Renew, 2019).

Jonathan Storment

Jonathan is the Preacher at the Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Little Rock, Arkansas, He and his wife, Leslie, have five children and are passionate about discipling the next generation in the way of Jesus. Storment has written two books: How to Start a Riot and Bringing Heaven to Earth,” which he co-authored with Josh Ross.

Jerry Harris

Jerry Harris is publisher of Christian Standard Media and teaching pastor at The Crossing, a multisite church located in three states across the Midwest.

Doug Crozier

Ask Doug about his priorities and he will simply tell you,"Kingdom first, family second, and then business." With an entrepreneurial spirit and devotion to the Restoration Movement Christian Church. Doug has a track record of success that speaks to his desire to further the Kingdom of God.

Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson is passionate about seeing people mobilized within the sweet spots of their unique personal callings in the Jesus mission. He dream of seeing this mobilization contribute to movements of healthy reproducing churches. He currently spends most of his energy engaged in a wide range of leading-edge and pioneering initiatives aimed at helping catalyze movements of healthy, reproducing churches. He is also passionate about seeing people discover and deploy their unique personal calling. As a certified Life Planner, he strategically invests in the lives of several leaders and organizations each year. In this next season, his vocational energy is razor focused on championing a new, church multiplication operating system (Church mOS) to replace the prevailing church programmatic growth engine that is largely producing cultural Christians and is incapable of Biblical reproduction. Todd lives in Durham NC, with his wife Anna. They have two grown boys, Ben and Chris, who are in full-time ministry, two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Therese and Mariah, a grandson Evan, and a loyal Labrador Retriever named Ellie.

Jeff Duerler

Jeff grew up in Ohio but was born in Indonesia (his parents were medical missionaries). He married Julie in 1997 after graduating from Toccoa Falls Bible College in Georgia, and they moved to New York to attend Alliance Theological Seminary. After graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 2001, they moved back to Ohio for Jeff to get his Ph.D. at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. After settling on the west side of Cincinnati, starting a family, and launching a rental property business, Jeff and Julie helped pioneer a third location of LifeSpring in Harrison, OH in 2008. When the decision was made to become autonomous churches in 2016, Jeff transitioned into the Senior Pastor role of LifeSpring Community Christian Church. He also serves as an adjunct online professor with Nyack College - Alliance Theological Seminary. Jeff loves to get off the beaten path to explore something new. When he was in high school, he thought Christianity was just for young kids and elderly women, but when he encountered the real Jesus, everything changed. His passion today is to help others know, love, and serve a Jesus who doesn’t just offer eternal life for the future but who calls us to brave, adventurous, abundant living now.

Jimmy Adcox

Jeff Faull

Jeff Faull is a fourth generation preacher. He is in his 34th year as the Minister of the Mt Gilead Church in Mooresville, Indiana. A graduate of Cincinnati Christian University and of Summit Theological Seminary, Jeff co-founded and led the National Preaching Summit, an organization that promotes preaching excellence. He served 14 years as a contributing editor for Christian Standard magazine. He presently serves on the board of E2 Effective Elders and also as a regional director for Renew Discipleship. He has been blessed with opportunities to preach and lecture on preaching in multiple places around the globe. He and his wife Valerie have three children and nine grandchildren.

Curtis Sergeant

Dr. Curtis Sergeant served with the International Mission Board (IMB) as a pioneer church-planting missionary among an unreached people group in China. When the work began to produce rapidly multiplying churches and he was no longer needed there, Curtis transitioned to a ministry of training others to do the same sort of ministry. In that role, he intensively trained hundreds of people from a wide range of nations, denominations, and agencies, who have collectively catalyzed movements that have planted millions of house churches. He has served as the IMB’s vice president for global strategy and Saddleback Church’s director of church planting. Curtis currently operates MetaCamp, a disciple-making and missions training center located in Dadeville, Alabama. He also works in leadership with Zúme and 24:14. Curtis and his wife, Debie, have two grown and married children, Nathan and Megan.

Vance Eubanks

Vance Eubanks, is the Lead Minister at Prairie Grove Christian Church. He felt the call of God into ministry as a teenager in Church Camp and loves seeing people discover their freedom in Christ and how He transforms their lives. He spends as much time as possible with his his family and enjoys riding road bikes.

Tina Wilson

Tina Wilson is a pastor’s wife and mom of seven. Alongside her husband Matt, she has committed her life to serving King Jesus as a church planter, Bible teacher, author, and advocate for all-in family ministry. She also serves on the board for the Christian Standard. She is passionate about making Christ and his church famous in South Carolina and beyond.

Mike Williams

Dr. Michael D. Williams became the sixth president of Harding University on June 1, 2022. Previously, Williams served as the eighth president of Faulkner University from 2015-2022. He led the institution through a time of tremendous growth and progress. A significant achievement of his presidency was the creation of the College of Health Sciences and the launch of a state-of-the-art autism center. Williams’ professional career includes a previous tenure at Harding spanning 28 years. From 1987 to 2003, Williams served in a number of leadership roles within enrollment management. Under his leadership, the University experienced a time of unparalleled enrollment growth. In 2003, Williams was appointed vice president for university advancement, and two fundraising campaigns exceeded their goals during his tenure. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master of Business Administration from the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration at Harding. In 2008, he completed a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania. Williams has served in numerous leadership roles in professional organizations. He also has spoken at a variety of state, regional and national conferences. Deeply committed to community development, Williams also has been involved in numerous leadership roles in community organizations. He and his wife of 35 years, Lisa (’89), have two sons, Quentin and Cade (’20), and a daughter-in-law, Cailin (’20).

Clayton Hentzel

Clayton Hentzel is the Lead Pastor at The Crossing - a multisite church gathering in 11 locations across three states. Clayton has been with The Crossing since 2004 and received a Bachelor of Theology from Ozark Christian College.

Gary Johnson

Dr. Gary Johnson has served in the preaching ministry for four decades.  He now leads e2 as Executive Director full-time, coaching pastors and elders nationwide.  He holds a Master of Arts degree in Church history from Lincoln Christian Seminary, Master of Ministry and Divinity degrees from Cincinnati Bible Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Grace Theological Seminary (Indiana).  Gary has taught as adjunct professor for a number of seminaries, including Cincinnati Christian University and TCM Institute, a seminary serving Europe and Asia.  Gary has been blessed to travel overseas for the purpose of training elders and pastors in cross-cultural settings on over 100 mission trips.  Gary and Leah have been married over 40 years, and have married sons, Jared and Aaron, who are both serving in the ministry.  His pursuits outside of church life include running, mountain climbing, racquetball, cycling, and back-packing.  Still, one of the greatest joys in life for Gary is being called “grandpa” by his six grandkids.

Tuesday at E. 91st St. Christian Church, Wednesday at Trader’s Point North West Campus

This is the RENEW.org National Gathering you do not want to miss!

Tuesday will include live interaction and real-time discussions with your peers. More TBA! Our Wednesday lineup will include the usual rapid fire mix of TED-style presentations, worship, prayer, and more discussion time.

Today’s cultural reality Christians face a hostile cultural environment. We need strategies to stand firm in biblical truth together. Do you want help?

We believe a focus on a theology that fuels disciples and disciple making is the key.



Schedule of Events (Eastern Time):

Tuesday, April 25th, 6:30pm to 9:30p at E 91st Street Christian Church

Kick-off and Networking Event

Wednesday, April 26th, 8:30 to 4pm at Traders Point (Northwest Campus)

8:30AM – Registration Opens

9AM – Worship – Program Begins – Emcees Dave and Sydney Clayton

9:15AM – Introduction by Bobby Harrington and Tony Twist

9:30AM – David Young

9:50AM – Shodankeh Johnson

10:30AM – Anthony Walker

11:15AM – Breakout 1

12:30PM – Lunch Provided

1:15PM – Worship

1:30PM – Aaron Brockett

2:00PM – Breakout 2

3:15PM – Jennifer Scott

3:40PM – Jason Houser

4PM – Close



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