THE INTERSECTION CONFERENCE

Costa Mesa, CA
May 18-20, 2017

A Missional Greenhouse for Leaders at the Intersection of Gospel & Culture

ABOUT

The Intersection Conference is the specialized annual gathering of Anglican leaders in The Telos Collective. Each year, this group of leaders will receive relational evangelism training, share strategies for disciple-making in a post-Christian North America, and explore new ways of re-missioning the Church. The conference will also birth Learning Communities, local vehicles for continuing the conversation about mission in contemporary culture.

Each Intersection Conference will explore a core element of mission, and discuss the other elements in relation to it.

  • Year 1: Gospel
  • Year 2: Culture
  • Year 3: Missional Ecclesiology
  • Year 4: Missional Leadership
  • Year 5: God’s Empowering Presence

The first Intersection Conference will be held in May 18-20, 2017 in Costa Mesa, California. Please click the “Apply Now” button below to apply to attend the conference. We are asking for applications to ensure participants have the time and capacity for active missional engagement, both individually and as a group. Bishop Todd Hunter will review each application and respond within a week of receiving it.

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DETAILS

Dates

May 18-20. The conference begins at 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, and ends at 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.

Location

St. James Church, Costa Mesa, California (five minutes from John Wayne Airport in Orange County)

Theme: Gospel

There are gospels about Jesus, but there is also the gospel according to Jesus. We will begin by taking seriously the gospel according to Jesus and how that fits in His overall aims. From there, we will determine how those aims—including announcing the gospel—shape our approaches to discipleship, church life and mission.

Speakers

David Fitch

David Fitch is B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary Chicago, IL. He is also the founding pastor of Life on the Vine Christian Community, a missional church in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. He coaches a network of church plants in the Christian and Missionary Alliance linked to Life on the Vine. He writes on the issues the local church must face in Mission including cultural engagement, leadership and theology and has lectured and presented on these topics at many seminaries, graduate schools, denominational gatherings and conferences.

Kris McDaniel

The Very Rev. Kris McDaniel is lead pastor of Trinity Anglican Mission in Atlanta, Georgia. He and a team of leaders planted Trinity in the fall of 2002. Through several church plants and a second location, the community at Trinity has taken root in the city, adopting a long-term goal to transform Atlanta’s perception of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. Trinity seeks to be a faithful presence and witness in the urban neighborhoods of the city, living out a “vow of stability” in their community.

Bishop Todd Hunter

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Todd Hunter is the founding bishop of The Diocese of Churches for the Sake of Others and founding pastor of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Costa Mesa, CA. He is past President of Alpha USA, former National Director for the Association of Vineyard Churches and author of Christianity Beyond Belief: Following Jesus for the Sake of OthersGiving Church Another ChanceThe Outsider InterviewsThe Accidental Anglican and Our Favorite Sins.

Schedule*

Thursday   (3:00pm – 8:30pm)

3:00 – 3:10   Welcome and Orientation

3:10 – 3:30   Mid-day Prayer + Worship

3:30 – 4:15   Session 1 – Bishop Todd Hunter

4:15 – 4:30   Break/find rooms/greet friends, etc

4:30 – 5:45   Cohort 1

5:45 – 7:00   Dinner

7:00 – 8:15   Session 2 – David Fitch

8:15 – 8:30   Compline + Worship

8:30   Return to Hotel or Hang Out

Friday   (9:00am – 6:00pm)

9:00 – 9:20   Morning Prayer + Worship

9:20 – 10:30   Cohort 2

10:30 – 10:45   Break

10:45 – Noon   Session 3 – Kris McDaniel

Noon – 1:00   Lunch on premises

1:00 – 2:30   Cohort 3

2:30 – 2:45   Break

2:45 – 4:00   Session 4 – Bishop Todd Hunter

4:00 – 4:15   Break

4:15 – 5:30   Cohort 4

5:30 – 5:50   Evening Prayer + Worship

5:50 – 7:00   Dinner

7:00 – 8:30    Panel Discussion/Debrief the day

Saturday   (9:00am – Noon)

9:00 – 9:20   Morning Prayer + Worship

9:20 – 10:30   Cohort 5

10:30 – 10:45   Break

10:45 – Noon   Closing – Bishop Todd Hunter

* Schedule subject to change. The majority of our time will be spent in relational cohorts. Each participant will be assigned to a cohort with approximately 25 other people, with whom they will gather for five approximately 90-minute cohort meetings. Our cohort leaders will take turns leading each group, facilitating practical, hands-on discussions about implementing the areas of their specialized topic, such as Gospel or the Holy Spirit.

Cost

The cost for the conference is $200, which includes dinner on Thursday and lunch/dinner on Friday.  There will be also be food/snacks available throughout the conference.

Travel

The best airport to fly into (if possible) is the John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA).  It is only 5 minutes to both the hotel and conference locations.  There will be a Facebook group formed for participants who want to discuss ride sharing opportunities to and from the airport.

Hotel

We have booked 40 rooms at a reduced rate ($149+tax) at the Ayres.  Breakfast is included.  You will need to call or email the Ayres to book your room at the reduced rate.  When you call, use the code 11430 to get the reduced rate.
Reservations must be made by:04/27/17. Group rates will not be extended after the cut off date.  
Reservations:
1) 1-714-549-0300, option #2
2) 1-800-322-9992, Available 24hrs a day.
OR
Once everyone has officially registered and paid, there will be a Facebook group formed so that participants can contact one another about sharing a hotel room to reduce hotel costs.  
Any questions related to the conference can be directed to: ryan@teloscollective.com

Please click the “Apply Now” button below to apply to attend the conference. We are asking for applications to ensure participants have the time and capacity for active missional engagement, both individually and as a group. Bishop Todd Hunter will review each application and respond within a week of receiving it.

APPLY NOW

THE INTERSECTION CONFERENCE 2018

Chicago, Illinois
May 17-19, 2018

Focus: Culture