2024 Gathering

Courageous Renewal

Monday, April 29th 6:30pm to 9pm and Tuesday, April 30th 8am to 5pm

Our era is a time of tribalistic ethics, tech anxiety, class envy, and “owning” the opposition as if they were trophies. In such a time, disciples of Jesus can’t afford to let the surrounding cultures box the Christian faith into a preset, predictable mold. We are disciples of a creative, courageous King. The gospel of King Jesus renews everything it reaches, starting with us and moving outward into all creation. Our courageous King rescued and redeemed us, and he invites us to participate in his courageous renewal of all things.

RENEW.org Leaders Unpack the Teachings of Jesus that Fuel Disciple Making

Main Stage & Breakout Speakers

Kyle Idleman

Kyle will be synthesizing the day, with a personal challenge to commit to courageous renewal.

Orpheus J. Heyward

Orpheus will cast the vision that courageous renewal requires a clarity, and priority on God’s word.

Josh Howard

Josh is painting the picture of what a local church with the core mission of making disciples is like.

Jeff Faull

Jeff is describing true faith in Jesus; loyal, allegiant, faithful faith.

Jonathan Storment

Jonathan will dismiss the excuses keeping anyone from doing all they can to proclaim the King Jesus Gospel.

Sydney Clayton

Dave and Sydney Clayton will unpack how we need the Holy Spirit’s power for courageous renewal.

Dave Clayton

The Claytons will also be helping emcee the day with insights and introductions to the different facets of the day’s theme.

Shodankeh Johnson

Shodankeh has become one of our favorite prayer leaders. As we tithe our time to prayer, Shodankeh will lead us with his unique style of praise and petition.

Anthony Walker

Anthony will unpack the risk and reward of collaboration across cultural lines for the mission of Jesus.

Monday evening sessions will be topical, interactive breakouts led by thought leaders and practitioners. There will also be partner-network pre-conferences. See below for more details.

Explore and contribute to the conversation around the unique role and calling of our church point-leaders in today’s increasingly hostile environment.

Executive church leaders will gather with Doug to brainstorm the biggest ideas and questions facing this ministerial role.

Leading as an elder can be challenging. Come and share your stories of struggles and victories as we pursue equipped, effective elder leadership together.

Chances are you know someone or are in relationship with someone within the LGBTQ community. Guy will lead discussions and brainstorming around bridging the gap and reaching out to them. 

Come and discuss ideas and best practices with two, experienced, women’s discipleship practitioners. 

This session will guide attendees through their best questions and ideas related to this important ministry.

Jay’s session will roundtable discussion regarding some of the most important disciple making moments. 

There are many formats and sizes of discipling groups. JP will lead the conversation with attendees of this breakout around some of those that have proven succesful.

Attention musicians, authors, worship leaders and creatives! Join Dave and friends to discuss what the arts can look like to those that hold good biblical theology as a priority.

Dr. Mike Williams is announced as the 6th president of Harding University.
Mike Williams

Harding University president will discuss the future challenges for authentic disciples.

Tina Wilson

Author of Step into Scripture will unpack this helpful resource.

Bobby Harrington

Point leader of both RENEW.org and Discipleship.org, and senior pastor will teach on the end times.

Daniel McCoy
Daniel McCoy

RENEW.org’s own editorial director will discuss his new book The Disciple’s Mind.

Renée Webb Sproles

Male & Female editor, Renée will discuss the important role of women in leadership.

Kerry Cox
Kerry Cox

Kerry leads a reproducing, disciple making culture amongst hundreds of students, young adults, and first-generation disciples. He will unpack proven methods of disciple making.

Jim Putman

Real Life Ministries leader and author of DiscipleShift, will discuss ideas from his RENEW.org publication RelationShift.

Chad Ragsdale

Academic dean of Ozark Christian College, and co-author of The Disciple’s Mind, will present key take-aways from the new book.

More Breakout Speakers to be Announced!

All registered attendees will receive a FREE copy of the event’s featured book, The Disciple's Mind: Thinking Like a Disciple of Jesus!


Mount Pleasant Christian Church

381 North Bluff Road

Greenwood, IN 46142

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

We believe a focus on a theology that fuels disciples and disciple making is the key. Our lineup will include the usual rapid fire mix of TED-style presentations, worship, prayer, and discussion time.


Schedule of Events (Eastern Time):

Monday, April  29th

5PM Doors Open

6:30 Evening Session with Collaborative Breakouts

Tuesday, April 30th

8AM Welcome

8:30 Orpheus Heyward

9:30 Jonathan Storment

9:45 Jeff Faull

10:45 Breakout #1

11:45 Lunch

12:45 Breakout #2

2 PM Josh Howard

2:30 Dave & Sydney Clayton

3:30 Anthony Walker

4 PM Kyle Idleman

5 PM Close

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