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2022 ReGeneration Forum

Truth/Lies: God's Good Truth in a "My Truth" World

Saturday, Nov. 5 — Milpitas, Calif.
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Featuring alisa childers, john mark comer, Josh Ryan Butler and others

Discover God's Good Truth at this year's 2022 ReGeneration Forum

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.

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Registration, 8:30 AM)
Starting at $20
At this year's 2022 ReGeneration Forum, We will talking about
Is scripture too subjective to interpretation that we can’t rely upon it for truth?
Is it arrogant or even hateful to believe the truth and hold opinions based on scripture that others may disagree with?
How has the digital world both helped us and hurt us in understanding truth?
What is God's good design for sex? Why should I choose His design over the many options culture has to offer?

Alisa Childers

Author of “Another Gospel”

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

Author of "Live No Lies"

John Mark Comer is the New York Times bestselling author of Live No Lies, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry, and four previous books. He's also the Founder and Teacher of Practicing the Way, a simple, beautiful way to integrate spiritual formation into your church or small group. Prior to starting Practicing the Way, he spent almost twenty years pastoring Bridgetown Church in Portland, OR, and working out discipleship to Jesus in the post-Christian West.

Josh Ryan Butler

Author, Lead Pastor of Redemption Church in Tempe, AZ

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

Author, Lead Pastor of WestGate Church in San Jose, ReGeneration Project Curator

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

Theology Professor, Lead Pastor of South Valley Community Church, ReGeneration Project Curator

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.

Gerry Breshears

Author, Theologian, Professor, Legend

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.

Megan Ryan

Student Life Director, Bible Teacher, Theology Student

Megan serves as the Student Life Director and Bible teacher at Trinity Christian High School in Monterey, CA. She holds a BA Counseling/Theology minor from The Masters University and a Certificate of Women’s Ministry. Megan is a student at Western Seminary, pursuing her M.A. Ministry and Leadership degree and is a currently one of the main writers for Trochia Ministries, an online resource designed to equip followers of Jesus to understand and apply God’s Word to their life. Hear from Megan at the "Why Trust The Bible" lab sessions during the event.

Yolanda Beaudoin

Children's Director at Twin Lakes Church, Theology Student

Yolanda currently serves as the Children's Ministry Director and Kruz Kids Director at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos, CA, overseeing all kids aged infant-5th grade. Yolanda's undergraduate degree is in non-profit management and is a current theology student at Western Seminary. Hear from Yolanda at the "Bay Area Church Leaders Forum" lunch lab session during the event.

Dawn Jackson

Lead Director of Staff, Operations and Family Ministries at Vintage Faith Church

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.

Chris Nye

Author & Teacher

Chris Nye is an author and teacher based in Portland, OR. His writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and various other publications. He is the author of several books including Distant God and Less of More. His latest book, A Captive Mind, is about Christianity’s relationship to ideologies. Chris graduated from Western Seminary with an M.A. Biblical and Theological Studies. After pastoring local churches for fifteen years, he is dedicating time to scholarship, teaching, and writing through his doctoral work at Duke University’s Divinity School. Join Chris for his lab sessions entitled, "A Captive Mind."

Zach Bolen

Lead Musician for Citizens Band

Zach Bolen is the lead musician for the Christian rock band, Citizens, from Seattle, WA. Their album, Citizens, released in 2013 saw national success and launched their career in the Christian music realm. Since that original album, Citizens has released Join the Triumph, A Mirror Dimly, Fear, and The Joy of Being along with sold-out tours in some of the biggest cities and venues nationwide. Join Zach for music worship throughout the event and for his lunch lab session "Lyrics, Songwriting, and Truth" - a Q&A about his career and spiritual journey with Christ.

Dan Kimball

ReGeneration Project Founder & Director

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.

Ruth Nazanin

College Crew Director at WestGate Church

Ruth was born and raised in Los Angeles where she grew up asa preacher's daughter in an Assyrian home and developed a passion for serving the local church. She moved to the Bay Area in her early 20's and graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Communications. Ruth currently serves as the College Crew Director at WestGate Church, Saratoga Campus in San Jose, CA. We are so blessed to have Ruth emcee this year's ReGeneration Forum.

Schedule

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.

08:30 AM  REGISTRATION BEGINS
09:00 AM  MAIN SESSION ONE
Following Jesus in a Post-Truth World - Dan Kimball
Live Your Truth and Other Lies - Alisa Childers
10:30 AM  LAB SESSION ONE
Option 1: Sex & Truth - Josh Ryan Butler
Option 2: Another Gospel? - Alisa Childers
Option 3: Satan, Demons, & Deception - Dr. Gerry Breshears
Option 4: Why Trust the Bible - Megan Ryan
Option 5: Jesus and the Culture Wars - Chris Nye
11:45 PM  LUNCH & LUNCH LABS
Option 1: Ask A Theologian Anything - Dr. Gerry Breshears
Option 2: Bay Area Leaders Forum - Dan Kimball
Option 3: Lyrics, Songwriting, & Truth - Zach Bolen
01:00 PM  MAIN SESSION TWO
Believing Lies to Belong - Jay Kim & Isaac Serrano
02:30 PM  LAB SESSION TWO
Option 1: Sex & Truth - Josh Ryan Butler
Option 2: Another Gospel? - Alisa Childers
Option 3: Satan, Demons, & Deception - Dr. Gerry Breshears
Option 4: Why Trust the Bible - Megan Ryan
Option 5: Jesus and the Culture Wars - Chris Nye
03:45 PM  MAIN SESSION THREE
Live No Lies - John Mark Comer
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