2017 amplify speakers & panelists | more to be added soon
Frequently asked questions
WHO IS SPONSORING THE AMPLIFY CONFERENCE?
The event is sponsored by the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College in partnership with Mission America Coalition. The BGCE exists to lead the conversation on evangelism by training, resourcing, and mobilizing followers of Jesus to share their faith; networking leaders; researching best practices; engaging thought leaders; and launching strategic ministry initiatives. The Mission America Coalition is a coalition of Christian leaders who have prayerfully come together to mobilize the Church for praying, caring, and sharing the gospel in deed and word. Amplify is an annual national conference. In between gatherings, we will be producing and sending out evangelism training, research, and leadership resources regularly. We will also be developing networks of leaders who bond together with a vision for becoming ongoing learning communities and cohorts that gather annually at the conference to make progress. You can learn more about the networks by visiting the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism website.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF AMPLIFY?
If we are honest, if we look at the fruit of many churches and Christ-followers today, we might say that too many hold evangelism to be a low priority in their daily lives. Perhaps they haven’t had much training, perhaps they are overcome by fear. Regardless of the reason we don’t show and share the love of Jesus with others, we must admit that the Church in North America is at a critical crossroads of witness. Amplify is a 3-day event where we will reimagine an evangelism for our day that is winsome, soulful, creatively, and deeply grounded in scripture. Amplify will feature a mix of plenary speakers, case studies, research, breakout sessions, tracks, and networking times intended to meet the needs of everyone who attends.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND AMPLIFY?
Amplify is for anyone in a church leadership position or in a position outside the local church setting where you are seeking to weave an evangelism ethos into your own life or the lives of others. The conference is intended to equip and inspire you personally and as you lead others in developing a lifestyle of gospel witness.
How will Amplify be structured?
This year's Amplify event will be bookmarked by a number of pre and post-conference meetings for church leaders, evangelists, network leaders, academics, and others. More to come. Amplify will feature five main plenary sessions and ten tracks, including tracks for LEADERSHIP & EVANGELISM, CHURCH PLANTING, RURAL CHURCHES, CITIES, CREATIVE ARTS, MARKETPLACE LEADERS, PRAYER, EVANGELISTS, and more. Information on tracks and speakers coming soon. If you would like to recommend a track, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amplify 2017 will be held at Harvest Bible Chapel in Naperville, IL. You are responsible for your own travel and hotel reservation. We have contracted with area hotels to get discounted rates. Click here to see hotel options and reserve your room.
Conference Rates – Registration Opens November 10, 2016
|Nov. 10 – Dec. 31, 2016 (individuals)||$129|
|Jan. 1 – Mar. 15, 2017 (individuals)||$159|
|Mar. 16 – Apr. 15, 2017 (individuals)||$199|
|Apr. 16 – May 31, 2017 (individuals)||$259|
|Group rate (10 or more)||$159|
|Last minute (June 1 – onsite, if available)||$299|
Amplify 2017 will be held at Harvest Bible Chapel in Naperville, IL, which is conveniently located next to the Marriot Chicago Naperville at 1801 N Naper Blvd, Naperville, IL. Several dozen restaurants are within a three-block walk.
Would you like to join us as a sponsor for the 2017 Amplify conference? For an overview of our sponsorship guide, email Laurie Nichols at email@example.com.