Student Connexion is a launching point for youth missions and ministry. Check out the program below and then Get Ready, Get Set, and Go!
Friday, Nov 1
Exhibit Hall and Escape Room Open
Doors Open and Registration
7:30 - 8:45 PM
Main Session: Psalm 139 – Intersections of Grace: An exploration of God’s one-way love and our response
Josh White – Founding Pastor of Door of Hope Church
Josh White is the founding pastor of Door of Hope Church and Deeper Well Records in Portland, OR.
As a songwriter and recording artist for Tooth and Nail and Deeper Well, Josh has released 8 albums over the last 15 years as well as writing for other artists, such as Liz Vice. When not making music or running the church, Josh loves to spend his time reading and hanging out with his wife, Darcy and 2 children, Henry and Hattie.
Breakout Session #1
Exhibit Hall Closes
Saturday, Nov 2
Exhibit Hall Open
Doors Open and Registration
9:15 - 10:25 AM
Main Session: Living from Gospel Identity
Drew Berryessa, Director of a Living Letter Ministries
Who we believe we are determines how we live. We are not defined by our struggles, our past sins, or the opinion of the world around us. When we understand and live from our identity in Christ, it transforms us and the world around us.
Drew also has the joy of serving on the Senior Leadership team of Living Waters Church in Medford, Oregon, as a teaching and counseling pastor. Drew takes lessons he has learned in his walk with Jesus, as well as 20 years of experience in ministry, to address questions on sexuality, identity, and healing with pastoral insight, spiritual depth, humor, and practical wisdom. Drew is dedicated to helping the Church respond to sexual brokenness and identity issues with truth and love. Drew shares his testimony of transformation, as well as pastoral insights to help the broken and equip believers. He and his wife Suzanne have been married since 2004 and together they have the joy of raising their three beautiful daughters in Southern Oregon.
Breakout Session #2
Make sure you order your lunch ahead of time if you want to take advantage of the pre-ordered/delivered lunches.
12:45 - 1:55 PM
Main Session: R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means To Me
Corey Greaves, Director of Mending Wings
Corey Greaves (Blackfeet/Klickitat/Irish) lives on the Yakama Reservation in Washington State with his wife, Gina (Yakama/Grande Ronde/Puyallup/Phillipino).
They have four children, Steven, Kathleen, Carissa & Matea. They own and operate, along with a talented team of staff and volunteers, Mending Wings—one of the largest non-profit, Native American Christian youth organizations in the country. Corey is a veteran Youth Pastor of 29 years and has served as Youth Pastor for the American Indian Evangelism Association where he pastored the largest Native American youth ministry in the Churches of Christ/Christian Church denomination. He also served as Youth Pastor for the Presbyterian Church, USA where he facilitated the growth of the largest Native American youth ministry in the PCUSA. Corey’s passion is to see Native youth and families restored to wholeness, and walk in beauty, by the strength of Yeshua within the cultures that He gave us—fully Indian, as followers of The Jesus Way He is a gifted speaker and teacher, and a common human being, and has spoken at colleges, universities, churches, conferences, youth groups, and organizations across the U.S. He seeks to bring reconciliation between the Body of Christ and Native people by dealing with real issues, both historical and contemporary. He holds a passion for his people and a love for the Creator.
Breakout Session #3
Exhibit Hall and Escape Room
Make sure you order your lunch ahead of time if you want to take advantage of the pre-ordered/delivered dinners.
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Main Session: Who is cheering you on… and who isn’t?
Danny Foster, Canada Institute of Linguistics
Danny Foster has served with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 2003. He and his wife, Ranette have two boys—Josiah and Isaac.
The family worked in Tanzania helping to implement Bible translation projects for 19 indigenous language communities. In 2010 Danny became the Director of Training and Development for SIL International in Uganda and Tanzania where he led a training program that served over 50 language projects across the region. Danny is also involved with local governments and the international development community as an advocate for minority language groups. He is currently involved in doctoral research investigating the role of minority languages in educational development. Danny currently serves as President of the Canada Institute of Linguistics, a training partner for Bible translation organizations like Wycliffe Bible Translators and Pioneer Bible Translators.
Student Connexion strives to provide a launching point for youth into a lifetime involvement of SERVING JESUS through missions and ministry by connecting them with the mission field of TODAY! Join us on November 1-2, 2019!