FUTURE FORWARD CONFERENCE 2019
FEATURING CAREY NIEUWHOF AND SAM COLLIER
OCTOBER 1-2, 2019 - REGISTRATION TODAY!

AMPLIFY CHURCH | 9400 SALTSBURG RD
PITTSBURGH, PA 15239 | AMPLIFYCHURCH.COM

$79 / INDIVIDUAL
$59 / GROUPS OF 5 OR MORE

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The Future Forward Conference is for church leaders and church members who are committed to fully engaging the next generation in a rapidly changing world. In addition to three dynamic main sessions led by Carey Nieuwhof, Sam Collier, and Lee Kricher & Jason Howard, there will be 15 breakout sessions covering some of the most challenging and practical topics related to growing a multi-generational church.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1

6 PM: Doors open and Check-in

7 PM: Main Session 1 with Sam Collier

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2

8 AM: Doors Open

9 AM: Main Session 2 with Lee Kricher & Jason Howard

10:30 AM: Break

11 AM: Breakout Session 1

  • Irresistible Kids Ministry

  • Making Your Facility Amazing and Safe

  • Taking The Mystery Out of Production

  • Multi-Site Strategy and the Role of the Campus Pastor

  • Building a Church that is Both Missional and Attractional (with Lee Kricher, Dr. Scott Hagley, and Rev. Dr. John Wallace)

12 PM: Lunch

1:30 PM: Breakout Session 2

  • Irresistible Pre-School Ministry

  • Leveraging Creativity to Elevate Your Church's Impact

  • Building a Worship Team That Transforms the Atmosphere

  • Building Genuine Community in a Disconnected World

  • Unique Challenges of Denominational Churches (with Lee Kricher, Pastor Josh Linman, and Pastor Chris Whitehead)

2:30 PM: Break

3 PM: Breakout Session 3

  • Irresistible Young Adult Ministry

  • Digital Messaging For A New Generation

  • World-Changing Women in Ministry (with Toni Nieuwhof, AJ Howard, and Linda Kricher)

  • Building Guest-Centric Volunteer Teams

  • Unique Challenges of Non-Denominational Churches (with Lee Kricher, Carey Nieuwhof, and Pastor John Nuzzo)

4 PM: Dinner Break 

6:30 PM: Doors Open

7 PM: Main Session 3 with Carey Nieuwhof

*You will be prompted to choose your breakouts during the registration process.


MAIN SESSION SPEAKERS

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CAREY NIEUWHOF

Carey is a former lawyer and the founding pastor of Connexus Church in Barrie, Ontario, one the most influential churches in North America. He’s the author of several best-selling books including Lasting Impact and Leading Change Without Losing It. He writes one of today’s most widely read Christian leadership blogs and hosts the top-rated Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast where he interviews some of today’s best and most influential leaders. His podcasts and blogs are accessed by millions of leaders each year. Carey is passionate about helping people thrive in life and leadership, and we are honored to welcome him back to the 2019 Future Forward Conference!


 
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SAM COLLIER

Sam is a communicator at Northpoint Ministries (founded by Andy Stanley) as well as the Director of City Strategy for The reThink Group (founded by Reggie Joiner). He is also a nationally syndicated radio host and the author of Find Your Voice: Capturing the Power of Influence to Live a Greater Story. Lastly, Sam is a top 20 Gospel Billboard producer and founder of No Losing, Inc. – In these roles, he has empowered over 80k young people to have a winning mindset in life to achieve their goals by creatively making education relevant to young people. Sam brings a fresh perspective to every topic and we are excited to add him to our conference keynote lineup this year!

 
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LEE KRICHER

Lee is the founder of Future Forward Churches. For fifteen years he was the Senior Pastor of Amplify Church in Pittsburgh. During that time the church was transformed from an aging, dying church to a growing, multi-generational church. In addition to his pastoral experience, Lee was Vice President of Leadership Development for Development Dimensions International (DDI), one of the premier leadership consulting firms in the world. Lee has a Master's Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and he is the author of For a New Generation: A Practical Guide For Revitalizing Your Church.

 
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JASON HOWARD

Jason is the Lead Pastor of Amplify Church. He is a graduate of Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia, and he earned a Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary.

 

BREAKOUT SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

DR SCOTT HAGLEY PITTSBURGH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

DR SCOTT HAGLEY
PITTSBURGH THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

AJ HOWARD LEAD PASTOR - AMPLIFY CHURCH

AJ HOWARD
LEAD PASTOR - AMPLIFY CHURCH

LINDA KRICHER FUTURE FORWARD CHURCHES

LINDA KRICHER
FUTURE FORWARD CHURCHES

PASTOR JOSH LINMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH

PASTOR JOSH LINMAN
LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE MESSIAH

TONI NIEUWHOF CONNEXUS CHURCH, CANADA

TONI NIEUWHOF
CONNEXUS CHURCH, CANADA

PASTOR JOHN NUZZO VICTORY FAMILY CHURCH

PASTOR JOHN NUZZO
VICTORY FAMILY CHURCH

REV DR JOHN WALLACE BIBLE CENTER CHURCH

REV DR JOHN WALLACE
BIBLE CENTER CHURCH

PASTOR CHRIS WHITEHEAD CHARTER OAK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

PASTOR CHRIS WHITEHEAD
CHARTER OAK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

THE AMPLIFY CHURCH TEAM  Amplify pastors, leaders and team members will be available to answer your questions.

THE AMPLIFY CHURCH TEAM
Amplify pastors, leaders and team members will be available to answer your questions.

 

HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR 2018 CONFERENCE

“WHO AM I TO STAND IN GOD’S WAY?”
-Lee Kricher

“5 GOOD REASONS A CHURCH SHOULD CLOSE”
-Carey Nieuwhof

 
 

COMMENTS FROM CONFERENCE ATTENDEES:

“The openness of your facility, ministry leaders, and staff was impressive. We were highly impressed by Amplify's overall hospitality and how welcoming your people were. We felt free to explore literally any corner, ask any question, and were constantly met with helpful answers and engaging people. we probably could have spent a week just having conversations about ministry with people in each environment and it wouldn't have been enough. The bar for church/conference hospitality has been raised WAY up. Very grateful for how you all presented yourselves and let us get an inside look.”

“It was well thought out. You were fantastic hosts from the parking lot to the tours to the breakouts. You provided your story not as prescriptive, but descriptive and that is helpful because Pittsburgh and West PA is not Nashville and Middle TN (our context).  Thank you for making the experience affordable as well!”

“For our team that went, it was like we saw the finish line a little bit. We are a church mid-transition, so it was encouraging and a breath of fresh air.”

"Well done, Amplify!!! This conference filled me up big time. You all had such great hearts of service under a united vision and mission. It was JUST what we needed!"

"The conference was well organized, the process was effectively implemented, the speakers were prepared and appeared respectfully practiced, and the topics were perfect."

"All I can say is, Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! There is no doubt that the Holy Spirit is alive and thriving at Amplify Church!"

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"It was amazing!"

"Excellent quality throughout."

"I really don't know what you could have done differently or improved upon. It was superb!"

"I was so impressed with how well done the conference was. It was excellent. The breakouts matched the descriptions and gave me so much to ponder and implement. I could have listened to the main session speakers all day. The speakers were prepared and communicated with passion, honesty and understanding of our hearts as servants of Jesus and our desire to do everything we can to reach each new generation with God's deep love for them."


We need to ask ourselves, ‘What do we stand for and why do we exist?’ This should never change. Then feel free to change everything else.
— Jim Collins, Built to Last