In recent years, the concept of truth has become primarily subjective and personal. “My truth” is now the highest value. Even in Christian culture you often hear “my Jesus” – but it may be a Jesus that isn’t the Jesus of the Bible but instead a Jesus that aligns with personal opinions or feelings. Younger generations especially are under increasing pressure to not believe in God’s truth and form new versions of Christianity that fit today’s cultural norms and ethics. This year’s ReGeneration Forum will explore how God’s truth is not only true – but it is also extremely good and how we thrive and grow when following it.
Alisa Childers is a wife, a mom, an author, a blogger, a speaker, and a worship leader. She was a member of the award-winning CCM recording group ZOEgirl. She is a popular speaker at apologetics and Christian worldview conferences, including reThink, and is the author of Another Gospel?: A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity. She has been published at The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk, the Stream, For Every Mom, Decision magazine, and The Christian Post. She has a forthcoming book titled Live Your Truth and Other Lies: Exposing Popular Deceptions That Make Us Anxious, Exhausted, and Self-Obsessed. You can connect with Alisa online at alisachilders.com.
John Mark Comer was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is the founding pastor of Bridgetown Church in Portland, Ore. and believes that the way of Jesus is a way of life. He's the author of several books, including The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, God has a Name, Garden City, Loveology, My Name is Hope, and his newest: Live No Lies, which is now a New York Times Best Seller.
Josh Ryan Butler is lead pastor of Redemption Church Tempe, a thriving church near Arizona State University, one of the largest colleges in the country. He is the author of the acclaimed books The Skeletons in God's Closet and The Pursuing God His forthcoming book, Beautiful Union: How God's Vision for Sex Points Us to the Good, Unlocks the True, and (Sort Of) Explains Everything, releases April 2023. Join Josh Ryan at the "Sex & Truth" lab sessions during the event.
Jay Kim is lead pastor of WestGate Church, a thriving church in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. He is the author of Analog Church and Analog Christian, and has been featured in Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, Missio Alliance, and Relevant Magazine. He serves on the leadership team of the ReGeneration Project and co-hosts the ReGen Podcast with Isaac Serrano.
Isaac Serrano is the lead teaching pastor of South Valley Community Church in Gilroy, California. He serves on the leadership team of the ReGeneration Project and co-hosts the ReGen Podcast with Jay Kim. He holds a doctoral degree from Evangelical Seminary and is an adjunct professor of theology at Western Seminary.
Dr. Gerry Breshears has been professor of theology at Western Seminary since 1980. In addition to teaching and lecturing at a number of colleges, churches, and seminaries around the world, he has several published works in the form of books, articles, and more. The impact has been far and wide, which is why his students lovingly refer to him as "the legend." Join Gerry at the "Ask a Professor Anything" lunch lab session during the event.
Ruth Nazanin serves as the College Crew Director at WestGate Church, Saratoga Campus in San Jose, CA.
Yolanda currently serves as the Elementary Director and Kruz Kids Director at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, CA, one of the largest evangelical churches in Santa Cruz County. Yolanda is a theology student at Western Seminary, pursuing her M.A. Ministry and Leadership degree in the Bay Area Cohort. Hear from Yolanda at the "Bay Area Church Leaders Forum" lunch lab session during the event.
Dawn currently serves at the Lead Director of Staff, Operations and Family Ministries at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, CA. She graduated from Bethany University with a Teaching Credential and Masters in Teaching. She and her husband, Brian, have been a part of Vintage Faith Church since 2006, serving in various ministries throughout the years. Hear from Dawn at the "Bay Area Church Leaders Forum" lunch lab session during the event.
Dan serves as the Lead of Staff at Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, CA. He has a Doctor of Ministry from George Fox University and a Masters degree from Western Seminary. In addition to his role at Vintage Faith Church, Dan is on the staff at Western Seminary serving as Vice President of Church Mission and Strategy and is Associate Professor of Leadership and Theology. His mission in creating the ReGeneration Project is to see younger generations truly know what and why they believe, and where asking questions, studying and learning is encouraged as a wonderful part of what it means to follow Jesus.
The Forum begins at 9:00 AM and will end at 5:00 PM.
Boxed lunch will be served on-site and is included in the ticket price.