Our purpose is to CHALLENGE students, ages 10-20, to give their life for a CAUSE that is greater than anything they may have previously thought of or imagined. The CAUSE is the proclamation of the gospel of JESUS CHRIST to the whole world. We are intentionally seeking out students who are ready to go far beyond anything their iPhones, XBoxes, girlfriends, boyfriends, sports, clubs or even their college plans could ever offer them! The CHALLENGE is for students to live an Acts 1:8 lifestyle.
Our opening event will take place on Friday night, with three additional events throughout the day on Saturday. You don’t want to miss a single minute since you will get to hear dynamic speakers, experience amazing worship, and be motivated by student testimonies.
Dr. Mary Wilder
WorldVenture and Western Seminary (Ret.)/Medical Missionary and Professor
Don’t let the gray hair fool you; our next speaker is as witty as they come. ‘Dr Mary’, as she likes to be called, has years of mission experience and even more years interacting with students. She loves to make you laugh, crack jokes and tell you how to pronounce the word PAKISTAN properly. Back by popular demand.
Alpha/Youth Series Co-Host
If you’ve participated in the Alpha Youth Series, you may recognize Jassie as one of the video co-hosts from this well known evangelistic resource. Jassie lives in Vancouver, BC, works for a production company, and has a real passion for contextualizing the gospel wherever she is. But her story of how she came to Christ is unique and one of the many reasons we’re excited to have her as one of our speakers sharing from the main stage at this year’s Student ConneXion mission conference.
US Leadership Team, Cru
East West Ministry Int’l/Central Asia Field Worker
Rod came to Christ as a college student and was captured by God’s vision to reach lost people with the good news of salvation.
Rod and his wife Margi (parents of two adult children and grandparents as well) have spent most of their adult lives serving the Lord on the foreign mission field. For over 35 years they have called a lot of places home, including the United Kingdom, Russia and Israel. If you want to carry on a conversation with him, he’d be delighted to teach you a few words in Russian or Hebrew. (He speaks both fluently.) Or, ask him about the Israeli Road Bike Championship he won. Go ahead…ask!