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Better Together.

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Celebrate’s Experience Conference has joined forces with the Purpose Driven Church Conference.

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A two-day gathering to equip, empower, and inspire you with biblical  principles, built around the five purposes of the Church.

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2017 Conference Speakers

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John Cassetto
Global Worship Pastor

John is the Global Worship Pastor for Saddleback Church. Pursuing Jesus first, he leads and inspires the Saddleback Worship family with purpose. Alongside his wife Stefanie and sons Noah and Hayden, he creates space for all artists, technicians, staff, and volunteers to create, express, and lead in an atmosphere of joy.

Tom Crick
Executive Lead Pastor, Celebrate Community Church
Tom Crick is the Executive Lead Pastor of Celebrate Community Church. He formerly was the Pastor of Purpose Driven Global Development at Saddleback Church. Tom also served for many years in small group health and built the men’s ministry during his 18 years at Saddleback. He continues to work with churches nationwide in building and maintaining small groups, men’s ministries, and Global Purpose Driven Networks. He is the co-author of Sleeping Giant, a men’s ministry cornerstone book published by LifeWay in 2012. Tom and his wife Jane have been married for 38 years and they have two married children: Sonja, 31, and Teddy, 27.

Scott Weatherford
Lead Pastor, First Baptist Church; Wimberley, TX

Kenny Luck
Leadership Pastor, Crossline Church; Laguna Hills, CA
Founder and President of Every Man Ministries
Kenny Luck has authored or co-authored 20 books for men, and is the recipient of the ECPA Platinum Award. His latest book, Dangerous Good is set for release in the summer of 2018. He is a trusted expert on men’s issues and writes the “Every Man” column for The Christian Post addressing men’s issues and current events. His strategy and model for men’s ministry was selected by LifeWay Christian as their resource for churches worldwide. As Founder and President of Every Man Ministries, Kenny revolutionizes men’s ministry in the local church, freeing men spiritually, and empowering family health worldwide. Kenny has personally reached over two million men. He and his wife Chrissy have been married for 27 years. They have three children, Cara, Ryan, and Jenna, and live in Trabuco Canyon, CA.

Keith Loy
Senior Pastor, Celebrate Community Church
After serving in youth ministry for a number of years, Keith and his family moved to Sioux Falls in 1999 to launch Celebrate Community Church, where “loving God and loving people” is what it’s all about. Keith’s desire was not to build a church, but to create relationships that build a family. He is driven by his passion for reaching the lost, and he is fueled by the personal story of a life changed by Christ. Keith has a Master of Divinity from Briercrest Biblical Seminary in Caronport, Saskatchewan, a Doctorate of Ministry from Sioux Falls Seminary, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Kingswood University in Sussex, New Brunswick. He and his wife Kay have three daughters: Jordan, Jaidyn, and Jaksyn.

Mike Postlewait
President, Management By Strengths, Inc.

Management By Strengths is a management consulting firm based in Olathe, KS specializing in communication, team building, and leadership skills. Mr. Postlewait worked 13 years with Marion Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company, managing the Chicago and Dallas markets.  He spent three years in general management with United Business Systems of Denver, CO specializing in telecommunication systems.  He founded his own management training/consulting company in Kansas City in 1979.  MBS’ current clients include: Delta Air Lines, Shelterwood Academy, Ash Grove Cement, KCP&L, Blue Valley School District, Trinity Health, Ally Financial, FlightSafety, NASCAR Productions, National League of Cities, Hendrick Automotive Group and Hendrick Motorsports.  Mike and his wife Sharon have been married for 55 years and are blessed with 6 children, 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Watch this video clip to see how the MBS system has revolutionized the Hendrick Motorsports racing team: https://s3.amazonaws.com/strengths/MilkandCookies3/MilkandCookies3.mp4

[mk_padding_divider size=”70″][mk_fancy_title strip_tags=”true” color=”#353535″ size=”24″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Purpose Driven Church embodies biblical principles that are transcultural. While congregations come in all shapes and sizes, God’s purposes for the local church never change.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title strip_tags=”true” color=”#353535″ size=”24″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Purpose Driven Churches are all committed to the same five purposes for God’s people and the church: Worship, Fellowship, Discipleship, Ministry, and Evangelism.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_fancy_title strip_tags=”true” color=”#353535″ size=”24″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]When you have a healthy process for each of these purposes, the church naturally grows. Without an intentional strategy to ensure balance between the five purposes, a church will simply become an extension of its pastor.[/mk_fancy_title][mk_padding_divider size=”70″][mk_fancy_title strip_tags=”true” color=”#282828″ size=”46″ font_weight=”600″ margin_bottom=”0″ font_family=”none” align=”center”]Testimonials[/mk_fancy_title]
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“THE EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE IS ENTIRELY FOCUSED ON HELPING LOCAL CHURCHES. THE TIME AT CELEBRATE GAVE US A SERIES OF GREAT MOMENTS THAT LASTED MUCH LONGER THAN INSPIRATION. EACH SESSION WAS FULL OF PRACTICAL, TRANSFERABLE WISDOM FROM LEADERS WHO HAVE A DEEP LOVE FOR JESUS.  ONE OF THE TOP TAKEAWAYS FOR US HAS BEEN THE EXPOSURE TO A CHURCH CULTURE THAT LOVES GOD AND LOVES PEOPLE. WE ALWAYS LEAVE WITH NEW TOOLS AND A FULL HEART.

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David Kinnan, Lead Pastor

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Fountain Springs Church, Rapid City, SD

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“I MAKE IT A POINT EVERY YEAR TO GET AS MANY OF OUR PASTORS AND LAY LEADERS AS POSSIBLE TO THE ‘EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE.’  THE CONTENT OF THE SESSIONS IS EXTREMELY VALUABLE, BUT I THINK THE GREATEST BENEFIT OF THE CONFERENCE IS SIMPLY BEING ONSITE TO SOAK UP CELEBRATE COMMUNITY CHURCH’S VISION AND HOSPITALITY.  THE ‘EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE’ HAS GIVEN OUR LEADERS FRESH VISION AND PRACTICAL TOOLS FOR BUILDING CULTURALLY-RELEVANT MINISTRIES.”

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Tim Purcell, Superintendent

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Iowa-Minnesota District of the Wesleyan Church

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WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. EMAIL US OR CALL US AT 605-357-7067 AND REFERENCE THE EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE.

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