September 26-28, 2019

Live at Valley Church, Des Moines, Iowa
A conference to equip you to love your community and neighbors.
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September 26-28, 2019

Live at Valley Church, Des Moines, Iowa
SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2019
Live at Valley Church,
Des Moines, Iowa

Learn

Explore practical strategies and powerful motivations for loving our neighbors and sharing the good news. Our incredible and diverse speakers will share unique perspectives and expertise on doing good works, building good will, and sharing good news in a wide variety of contexts.

Connect

Join with other believers and ministry leaders who are also passionate about community engagement and outreach. Share ideas, stories, and insights together as we all seek to create bridges of friendship with people outside the church.

Dream Big

Discover the next steps that God has for you and your church in the journey to love your neighbors. Come prepared to be challenged, dream big, and think outside the box!

What if…

Speakers

Bob Goff

Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Love Does, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq and Somalia.

Bob has pioneered the vision of Love Does(formerly Restore International) to fight for freedom and human rights, working to improve educational opportunities and to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend. Love Does has worked with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing over 200 cases to trial, as well as pursuing justice, intervention and education for at risk women and children in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq and Somalia.

Restore Leadership Academy in Northern Uganda educates over 300 students with a focus on character and leadership development. Because of Bob’s vision and the work of Love Does, he serves as the Hon. Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is also a professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma Nazarene University.

Lee Strobel

New York Times Best-Selling Author

Bob Goff

New York Times Best-Selling Author

Lee Strobel

New York Times Best-Selling Author

More About Bob

Bob Goff is the New York Times Best-Selling Author of Love Does, as well as an attorney who founded Love Does, a nonprofit human rights organization operating in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq and Somalia.

Bob has pioneered the vision of Love Does(formerly Restore International) to fight for freedom and human rights, working to improve educational opportunities and to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend. Love Does has worked with Uganda’s judiciary in bringing over 200 cases to trial, as well as pursuing justice, intervention and education for at risk women and children in Uganda, India, Nepal, Iraq and Somalia.

Restore Leadership Academy in Northern Uganda educates over 300 students with a focus on character and leadership development. Because of Bob’s vision and the work of Love Does, he serves as the Hon. Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States. He is also a professor at Pepperdine Law School and Point Loma Nazarene University.

More About Lee

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty books. He serves as Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University and as a Teaching Pastor at Woodlands Church in Texas.

Lee was educated at the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism degree) and Yale Law School (Master of Studies in Law degree). He was a journalist for fourteen years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, winning Illinois’ highest honor for public service journalism from United Press International. 

After investigating the evidence for Jesus, Lee became a Christian in 1981. He subsequently became a teaching pastor at two of America’s most influential churches.

Lee has won national awards for his books The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, and The Case for Grace.

More About Erika

Erika Harold was crowned Miss America 2003 and promoted the community service platform preventing Youth Violence and Bullying. Erika is a graduate of Harvard Law and practicing attorney. She has several national recognitions and awards for her advocacy efforts and law career. Erikaserves on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Equality, the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, the Prison Fellowship board of directors, and Trinity International University’s board of regents. She is passionate about championing for civility, prison ministry, small businesses and nonprofits.

More About Kristin

Kristin Schell is on a mission to love her neighbors, as an author, speaker and podcast host on the subjects of hospitality and building community. She is the founder of the Turquoise Table movement, a new concept of hospitality in which ordinary people create community right where they live. Kristin encourages neighborhoods, community leaders, and churches to open their lives and homes to others.

More About Dave

Dave Runyon serves as the Executive Director of CityUnite and as a consultant for businesses who have a desire to make a positive impact in their communities. Dave helped to start a neighboring movement in 2010 that has now spread to over 3,000 churches around the country. This experience prompted him to co-author The Art of Neighboring, published by Baker Books. He speaks locally and nationally encouraging leaders to collaborate for the good of their cities.

More About Craig

Craig Springer is the Executive Director of Alpha USA. Alpha’s program provides a judgment-free space where over 350,000 annual participants discuss meaningful topics of faith and life. Alpha USA is helping to transform the culture of churches to invite in those with questions, frustrations or serious doubts about spirituality, the church, the direction of their lives or anything in-between.

More About Alejandro

Dr. Alejandro Mandes is the Director of All Peoples Ministries and the founder of Immigrant Hope and GATEWAY Theological Institute. In these roles and others, Alex has created innovative programs aimed to bring greater compassion, justice and community transformation. A recognized expert and sought-after speaker, he advises leaders across the US on issues related to ethnic and immigrant communities.

More About Fazale

Biochemist Fazale (Fuz) Rana, the son of a Muslim scientist, writes and speaks extensively about evidence for creation emerging from biochemistry, genetics, human origins, and synthetic biology. As Vice President of research and apologetics at Reasons To Believe, he is dedicated to communicating to skeptics and believers alike the powerful scientific case for God’s existence and the Bible’s reliability.

More About Catherine

Catherine Gates is Senior Director of Content & Partnerships for Workmatters, a nonprofit marketplace ministry helping people pursue God’s purpose for their work. Catherine was president of a software consulting company for 8 years before deciding to make the career transition from technology to training and development. She has worked for large corporations to small entrepreneurial endeavors. When it comes down to it, Catherine is passionate about helping people achieve more of their God-given potential.

More About Philip

Philip Abode is the lead pastor of Crossover Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the co-creator of Crossover Community Impact. Crossover is causing positive impact in North Tulsa through education, after-school programming, health services, and housing development. Philip and his team understand that we can do more together than we can apart and is excited to share about innovative community partnerships.

More About Kimberly

Kimberly Stuart is the author of eight published novels, including the Heidi Elliott series, Act Two, Stretch Marks, Operation Bonnet, Sugar, and Heart Land. She is a frequent public speaker and is passionate about helping others live great stories.

More About Quintin

Quintin Stieff is the Lead Pastor of Valley Church, located in Des Moines, Iowa. He’s a conference and retreat speaker, in both the US and internationally, on leadership, strategic vision, church-community engagement, evangelism, and outreach.

More About Garry

Garry Poole is an outreach specialist, a training facilitator, and strategic planning consultant for churches and organizations around the world. He is also an Assistant Professor of Christian Thought at Houston Baptist University. Garry is the author of the award-winning Seeker Small Groups, plus The Tough Questions series, and numerous study guides with Lee Strobel.

More About Clint

Clint Grider is a respected vision optimizer who has been guiding leaders through vision clarity processes for over 25 years. He has served successful generosity campaigns ranging from $2 million to more than $600 million. Clint excels in facilitating partnerships, process improvements, and improving organizational capacity, with the goal of leading to meaningful results and sustained momentum.

About the conference

What to expect

Love like Jesus

What would our world look like if we saw people the way Jesus sees them?

If we truly loved people…with no strings attached? What if we could find common ground, make everyday connections with real people, and got to know our neighbors?

What if we could see God open doors to bring the hope and love of the gospel to our communities?

Join us as we learn from thought leaders, pastors, and church innovators how we can love our communities better and share the gospel winsomely and effectively.

Tickets

August 1 – September 26

General Admission

$249 (INDIVIDUAL)

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Schedule

Schedule subject to change

Thursday, Sept. 26

5:30-6:30pm: Registration
6:30-8:30pm: Mainstage session

Friday, Sept. 27

8:30-10:00am: Mainstage session
10:15-11:20am: Breakout session
11:20am-1:10pm: Lunch
1:10-2:15pm: Breakout session
2:30-3:35pm: Breakout session
3:50-4:55pm: Breakout session
5:00-6:30pm: Dinner
6:30-8:30pm: Mainstage session

Saturday, Sept. 28

8:30-9:35am: Breakout session
9:50-11:45am: Mainstage session

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Who should attend?

If you’re a Christian who wants to grow in your compassion for people and learn how to love your neighbors and communities better, this conference is for you! We've developed a wide range of breakouts to help equip you to share the love of Jesus whether you lead a church, an organization, or simply lead a life centered on glorifying Christ. We're confident our time together will propel you toward confidently shining the light of the gospel.

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Hotels

Coming from out of town? We’ve got special rates at these nearby hotels!

Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines

  • $99 room rate plus tax (single, double, triple, quad)
  • Includes breakfast and evening reception
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Cutoff date: Wednesday, September 4
  • Reserve your room today!

Hyatt Place 

  • $109 room rate plus tax (single, double, triple, quad)
  • Includes breakfast
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Cutoff date: Sunday, August 25
  • Reserve your room today!

Holiday Inn and Suites

  • $119 room rate plus tax (single, double, triple, quad)
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Cutoff date: Sunday, August 25
  • For reservations: call 515-309-3900 and ask for Good For All Conference

Element West Des Moines

  • $120 room rate plus tax (single, double, triple, quad)
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Cutoff date: Sunday, August 25
  • Reserve your room today!

Hampton Inn West Des Moines

  • $129 room rate plus tax (single, double, triple, quad)
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Cutoff date: Monday, September 2
  • Reserve your room today!

Sponsors

The conference will take place at Valley Church in Des Moines, Iowa.
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