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Connect PDX: The Innovative Evangelism Conference

This conference will be a great experience for vocational evangelists AND for anyone passionate about evangelism.

The conference will feature:

  • Compelling speakers and rich workshops
  • Space for networking, collaborating & connecting
  • Innovative evangelism methods

Registration Details:
$119 Through September 1 or $149 After September 1

Use coupon code SPOUSE to receive $10 off of your spouse’s registration.

Don’t forget to book your hotel room at the Sheraton for the special price of $149/night!

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Our Main Speakers

Luis Palau and his ministry have shared the Gospel with hundreds of millions of people through evangelistic events and media around the world. He has spoken in person to more than 30 million people in 75 countries, with more than 1 million registered decisions for Jesus Christ.
Luis Palau festivals have produced massive audiences in cities from south Florida to South America. His radio broadcasts in both English and Spanish are heard by millions on 5,000 radio outlets in 48 countries. Among other top-tier programs, Luis currently hosts Luis Palau Responde, an international Q&A program in Spanish, and Reaching Your World, a devotional-style program emphasizing biblical wisdom. He has authored close to 50 books, contributed articles on issues of faith to countless publications, and counseled business leaders, political leaders, and heads of state around the world.

Pastor Miles McPherson played four years in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers from 1982-1985. It was during this time that he developed a cocaine addiction that found the NFL star reduced to regularly visiting the seedy neighborhoods of San Diego to feed his habit.
In his second season in the NFL and after a weekend-long drug binge, he called out to Jesus Christ, accepted Him and stopped doing drugs in one day.

Miles worked as a Youth Pastor for Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego and enrolled in Azusa Pacific University’s School of Theology receiving his Master’s of Divinity degree in 1991.
In 2000, he felt called by God to start the Rock Church in San Diego. According to Outreach Magazine, the Rock has consistently been one of the nation’s largest churches with over 20,000 people attending one of the Rock’s twenty-one Sunday services or experiencing the services through online streaming, and microsites around San Diego.
5 years ago, Pastor Miles initiated Do Something Church; dedicated to equipping churches to transform the world by successfully meeting their community’s needs through innovative outreach strategies.
His book, “Do Something: Make Your Life Count” is designed to equip people to take Christ’s love to the streets and make a difference in their community.
In 2015, his team discovered an opportunity to reach thousands of people through online gospel presentations. As of 2018, they have had 53 million people view a gospel presentation from the Rock online, resulting in over 1 million people responding that they prayed to receive Christ!
Recently, God has uniquely positioned Pastor Miles to address a topic that has been heavy on his heart throughout his life. Racial tension and division have made a resurgence in this country and through his new book, “The Third Option,” Hope for a Racially Divided Nation,” he desires to bring God’s healing to this issue with a powerful message and practical next steps to begin the conversation with “someone not like you.”

Greg Stier is an unlikely candidate to lead a ministry like Dare 2 Share.
This almost aborted, inner-city kid from a high crime area of Denver never knew his biological father. But when young Greg watched the gospel radically transform his violent, bodybuilding, crime-ridden family, he discovered that he had a heavenly Father who loved him and was calling him to spread the gospel to the next generation.

In 1991, Greg’s calling led to the founding of Dare 2 Share (D2S)—a ministry dedicated to reaching teenagers for Christ. When the tragic 1999 Columbine High School shooting happened just minutes from D2S’s office, Greg resigned from a pastorate at a local church to zero in on the urgent mission of D2S.
Since then, God has used Greg and D2S to inspire and equip over a million teens to share the gospel with their peers. Through large-scale weekend conferences, weeklong summer events, youth leader trainings, teen curriculum, books and more, Greg has continuously worked to see every teen, everywhere hear the gospel from a friend. Today, D2S holds training events called Dare 2 Share LIVE and Lead THE Cause to accomplish the ministry’s mission to “Energize the Church to Mobilize youth to Gospelize their world.”

Greg is widely known as an expert on youth ministry, teenagers and evangelism, having written 20 books and countless articles on the subjects. He holds a degree in youth ministry as well as an honorary doctorate from Colorado Christian University. He has appeared on CNN, CBN, TBN, Focus on the Family, several national radio programs, and has been a featured speaker at Promise Keepers, Youth Specialties, Creation Festival, Life Fest, and The Billy Graham Schools of Evangelism.

Greg and his wife Debbie have two kids, Jeremy and Kailey. They enjoy hiking in the mountains of Colorado, going on trips together, watching movies and laughing a lot.

Carrie Headington has a passion to see people come to know the abounding unconditional love of God. She speaks throughout the US and around the globe, sharing the abundant life found in Jesus Christ with spiritual seekers and Christians alike. Carrie addresses topics that burn in the human heart and mind, such as: how do we know God exists, who was Jesus really, finding purpose and peace in life, where is God when life hurts, the reliability of the Bible, how can we be agents for justice in an unjust world, and finding joy and strength in everyday life through Jesus. Carrie is the founder of The Good News Initiative which provides resources in evangelism. She works with all Christian denominations and serves as Canon for Evangelism in the Episcopal Diocese of Diocese of Dallas and Consulting Evangelist for Revivals for The Episcopal Church engaging in evangelistic speaking, apologetics, and equipping congregations to be the hands, feet, and mouthpieces for God in their everyday lives.

Carrie is a graduate of Oxford University with two degrees in Theology, Evangelism and Apologetics. Prior to Oxford, Carrie received a BA from Yale University (major in History and minor in Theatre Studies) and an MA from Harvard University in Education with a focus in Urban Poverty Policy. Carrie worked as an actor for a decade appearing in numerous television, film, and theatre projects, including an ABC sit-com, Fox and CBS Movies of the week, and various films. In 2007-8 Carrie joined the Good News Initiative team with Canon Michael Green, which held evangelism conferences and outreach throughout the U.S. Philo Trust — an organization formed by the well-known British evangelist, J. John — selected Carrie as an associate evangelist. Carrie is active in the Lausanne Movement and is a frequent blogger writing for Gospel-Life.net (Billy Graham Center), Wheaton Conference BLOG, Emerging Evangelists, The Living Church Covenant Blog, and PROPEL (led by Christine Caine). She also occasionally speaks on Daystar Television. Carrie is an adjunct professor for Fuller Theological Seminary teaching evangelism. She recently was part of a missiological project which culminated in a chapter in a book published by InterVarsity Press Academic on the Gospel in a Pluralistic Society and the influence of Lesslie Newbigin on evangelism today. Carrie currently serves on the boards of Langham Partnership USA (The global ministry formed by John Stott), Anglicans for Life, The Greater Dallas Coalition (church working together to eradicate poverty), RECONCILE DALLAS (Movement for racial reconciliation), The Living Church Foundation, UNITE (an ecumenical justice movement in Dallas) and Gateway of Grace (refugees in Dallas ministry). Carrie is married to Greg, founder of the Global Faith Project, a ministry serving inner city Dallas, Cuba, N. Africa, France, and Latin America. Together they share a lifelong commitment to caring for the poor and equipping the church to be good news.


James Chambers

Reaching Millennials with the Gospel

Sean Dunn

Digital Spaces: The Next Great Frontier in the Race to Evangelize the World

Dr. Bob Boyd

Simple Math: Evangelism Plus Discipleship

Stephanie Wieber

Survey Says: Leaders of Gospel Movements Need Your Help

Ron Frey

Overcome Ask-a-Phobia: Erase the Fear of Fundraising From Your Script

Chris McFarland

Turning Vision Into Reality: Leadership, Strategy, and Execution

Aaron Pierce

Reaching the Global Youth Culture AND Platform: The Impact of Artists, Creators, and Influencers

Josh Chen

The Language of Millennials and Gen Z

Rick Coulson

Sustainable Ministry: Maximize your Lifetime Impact and Avoid Burnout by Building Sustainable Ministry Practices

Ben Jack

Starting the Advance Group Journey

Doug & Beth Gehman

Healthy Homes: Foundations for Ministry Effectiveness and Longevity

York Moore

Revival and the Evangelist: Why the Coming Revival Needs Strong Evangelists

Gunnar Simonsen

Putting the Social Back into Social Media

Mission Increase

Vision-Driven Fundraising Plans AND Design Inspiring Acquisition Events: Creating a Cohesive Acquisition Strategy

Sarah LeBlanc

Beyond the Event: Engaging The Gospel Everyday

Scott Dawson

The Gospel and the Invitation in Today’s World

David Jones

How to Build a High Performing Board

Bob Lenz

The Truth of Reaching the Lost

John Ogle

Scaling the Major Donor Mountain and Avoiding the Landmines AND Fundraising Wisdom: 20 Time-Tested Truths to Fund Evangelism

Matt Mikalatos

Millennials: Overcoming the Cultural Divide

Frank Shelton

Character > Charisma

Levi Park

Mobilizing the Church for Citywide Impact and Ongoing Gospel Movements

Mark Slaughter

Life-Giving Relationships Essential for an Evangelist

Action Sports Panel: Jonny Nelson, Brian Sumner,
Toni & Uli Frallicciardi

Better Together: Mastering Collaboration

Wilson Smith

Does Design Thinking Have a Place in Evangelism?

Brian Sumner

Why The Local Church Needs Action Sports Evangelism

Toni & Uli Frallicciardi

Sticky Spaces: How do we create community spaces that leave a lasting impact?

Phil & Diane Comer

Children Matter

Panel: Keith Cook, Alan Greene,
Reid Saunders, Mark Young

Collaboration: What Does It Really Mean

Bill Hogg

Staying the Course Over the Long Haul

Carrie Headington

Jesus: The One and Only

Jonny Nelson

Transforming Action Sports Culture




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8235 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97220 United States
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