What is the ‘ReGeneration Forum’?
Instead of looking at the sad statistics and reasons why millennials are leaving the church, the ReGeneration Forum will look at what God is doing positively in churches. We'll share the amazing things God is doing in churches that are seeing new generations put faith in Jesus and reverse the negative trends out there.
This will be a very practical event with tangible examples and ideas to implement in ministry.
We’re inviting church leaders, theologians, artists and those in this younger age group who are seeing God bring this generation to know Jesus. We will look at theological issues that we must address with this generation and explore common practices among churches which have a growing population of youth, college and 20-somethings.
This forum is part of the “ReGeneration Project,” which will be studying practical ways that churches are guiding new generations into the mission of God.
Who is this for?
- Youth pastors
- College and young adult pastors
- Senior pastors passionate about this next generation
- Volunteers serving in younger age groups
- Student leaders
- 20-somethings serving as leaders in churches
- Seminary students
- College students interested in ministry to new generations
Presenters and guide leaders
- Scot McKnight, author, theologian, historian, scholar
- John Mark Comer, pastor of Solid Rock Church, Portland
- Rick McKinley, pastor of Imago Dei Community, Portland
- Amena Brown Owen, poet, artist, author
- Kevin Palau, president, Luis Palau Association
- Dan Kimball, pastor, author of They Like Jesus But Not The Church
- Sarah Baldwin, university pastor, George Fox University
- Chuck Bomar, author, church founder (Colossae Church, Portland)
- More to be announced
We will have four main presentations and allow time for responses, interaction and some planned short presentations from other attendees. This will not be a one-way presentation. We also want to hear from those in attendance and allow time to meet others passionate about this next generation. We also will hear from college students and those in the age group about what the church is doing right and why they are staying in the church and putting faith in Jesus.
Lunch Lab discussion groups will talk about preaching, worship arts, evangelism and theological issues critical for new generations during the lunch break. Sign up for specific lunch groups upon arrival at the event. See the schedule for current Lunch Lab topics
Bring volunteers, youth and college-age leaders for a significant discount: The event is on a Saturday to encourage you to bring volunteers who serve in ministry to youth, college students, and young adults. You may bring up to two volunteer leaders as guests for just $7 each (includes lunch). Sign up here. Registration is now closed.
We scheduled this event on a Saturday so you could bring along younger leaders and volunteers serving in ministry with you, as we believe in this critical mission.
Cost & Registration
We filled up and sold out the ReGeneration Forum. Registration is now closed.
If you want to be notified if any spots open up, please email Sierra Neiman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to put on a waiting list.
Are you a student and want to volunteer?
We would love your help! Email Sierra Neiman (email@example.com) for details.
Location & ContactDirections
Imago Dei Community
1302 S.E. Ankeny St.
Portland, OR 97214