2016 Conference Plenary Speakers | 2017 speakers to be announced soon
Frequently asked questions
WHO IS SPONSORING THE AMPLIFY CONFERENCE?
The event is sponsored by the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. 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.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF AMPLIFY?
Many in church leadership positions want to help those in their care to increase their gospel witness and prioritize evangelism. Unfortunately, as our world changes so quickly, strategies for making this happen often cannot keep pace. We are coming together to lead the conversation in evangelism and then implement a renewal of evangelism in our local churches. We will be sharing research, platforming speakers, and conducting breakouts to move the conversation about evangelism and the local church forward. The event will feature a mix of plenary speakers, case studies, research, breakout sessions, and networking times.
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.
Will there be follow up to Amplify?
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 are responsible for your own travel and hotel reservation. Click here to see a list of hotels and make reservations.
|Through Mar. 15, 2017 (individuals)||TBD|
|Mar. 16 – Apr. 15, 2017 (individuals)||TBD|
|Apr. 16 – May 31, 2017 (individuals)||TBD|
|Group rate (10 or more)||$149|
|Last minute (June 1 – onsite, if available)||$299|
The location of the event is TBD. However, it will be in the Chicagoland area.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Sponsored by the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College
Never have church leaders had so many good things to keep them busy. And never has the priority of gospel witness—both at the leadership and lay levels—been so needed. What would it look like to see a growing movement of churches filled with people who have weaved evangelism into every part of their lives?
Join with hundreds of church leaders for a three-day national conference where we will reimagine evangelism in our local church settings. As we come together, learn from each other, and commit to partner with each other, our individual and collective evangelism voice will be amplified and Jesus will be lifted high.
The conference will feature a number of key evangelism voices as well as the release of data from the largest ever research project on the unchurched and how churches are reaching them. Don’t miss the first-of-its-kind gathering to lead the conversation on evangelism in the local church.
“…for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” – Acts 4.20
2016 Conference Schedule
|Tuesday, June 28, 2016||Time|
|Organic Outreach Intensive begins||9:30 am|
|AMPLIFY OFFICIALLY BEGINS||12:30pm|
|Plenary A: Proclamation & The Local Church
|12:30pm - 2:00pm|
|Breakout A||2:30pm - 3:30pm|
|Plenary B: The State of Evangelism
|4:00pm - 5:30pm|
|Wednesday, June 29, 2016||Time|
|Plenary C: A Church for the Unchurched
|8:45am - 10:15am|
|Breakout B||10:45am - 11:45am|
|Breakout C||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Breakout D||2:30pm - 3:30pm|
|Plenary D: Organic Outreach
Rick Richardson & Beth Seversen
|4:00pm - 5:30pm|
|Thursday, June 30, 2016||Time|
|Breakout E||8:45am - 9:45am|
|Plenary E: Towards a Missional Evangelism
|10:15am - 12:00am|
|AMPLIFY OFFICIALLY ENDS||12:00pm|
|Organic Outreach Intensive Ends||5:00pm|