The dates have been set! Plan to join us on March 10-12, 2017!
A Message from Jason Locke
Change is often a good thing. Change that helps people avoid having to travel to Fresno in February is a great thing!
Renew 2017 will be the 8th edition of this conference. I feel incredibly fortunate to help plan & organize this annual event for West Coast preachers, leaders & Christians. This is a gathering for people who want to learn together how to better live out the mission of God in our local settings.
This year we’re shifting the dates to March. We’ll be gathering in Fresno at the College Church March 10-12. Those who need to get back to their home churches will be free to head out early aftenoon on Saturday the 11th.
Current Speaker Lineup
We’re staying inside “our tribe” this year with presenters who know us well. As of this moment, the following individuals have committed to speak & guide us during Renew 2017: Jerry Taylor, John York, John Alan Turner, Sean Palmer and Fate Hagood. There will be updates, scheduling information & registration links available very soon. Check back often!
Renewal of Unity
We want this year’s Renew conference to focus on a renewal of unity. After a painful period of disunity across our society and even in our churches, we need to explore how to bridge these divisions. We need to come together with clarity of mind and singleness of purpose to explore the hope that is ours in Christ Jesus. Hope for the renewal of our churches, our communities, and our land lies not in Pharaoh, Caesar or any other worldly power. The true hope for renewal lies in the power of Jesus Christ as demonstrated through the cross.
This event wouldn’t be possible without amazing partners who underwrite and help publicize it. Jim & Margie York are longstanding backers of the Renew gathering. Renew wouldn’t be possible without their financial support every year. Their vision and commitment to do something meaningful extends way beyond Renew. I am so grateful to work alongside them here at the College Church. West Coast Churches of Christ owe them a debt of gratitude. Also,Pepperdine University’s Office of Church Relations wants to be a meaningful partner to our churches. By backing, publicizing and participating in events like this one, the team there (Mike Cope, Rick Gibson and Jeff Walling) show their dedication to church renewal and health across California and beyond.
I hope you’ll make plans to join us March 10-12 in Fresno for Renew 2017.