2017 IMPACT Conference!
Impact is a conference designed to challenge, equip and encourage men and women to live lives of greater meaning, purpose and IMPACT.
Our hope is for everyone to leave encouraged and challenged to live lives of greater IMPACT.
The conference starts at 7pm on Friday and the final session will be at our normal weekend services - 5pm on Saturday at our Sloan's site in Edgewater, OR Sunday at 9am and 10:45am at our Lakewood location. A more detailed schedule is included below. Saturday breakfast and lunch are included in price.
Hope to see you there!
SOME OF OUR SPEAKERS:
Laura Krokos: Laura's desire is to point to Jesus and lead people to be in awe of God. She is married and has six kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been in full time ministry since 2002 serving with Master Plan Ministries. She serves as the Women's Development Coordinator and has extensive experience leading Bible studies, discipling women and speaking to groups. Laura is the Founder of the internationally popular blog MissionalWomen.com that helps women live on mission for the glory of God and has written five books/Bible studies, designed three popular ministry tools as well as made journals for quiet times for many books of the Bible.
Kevin Colón Kevin is a pastor, coach and mentor who has served in the Denver/Boulder area since 2002. He is married to Amy and has three teenage daughters. Currently, Kevin works with GlocalNet, a group relentlessly pursuing peace and reconciliation among all peoples in all places for all things. Their work focuses on multi-faith collaborations, city & nations engagement and starting new churches. Formerly, Kevin served as the Neighboring Life Pastor at LifeBridge Christian Church. Kevin is passionate about helping people live & flourish in the Kingdom of God.
Cari Jenkins: Cari has a love for people and Jesus that shapes her life. As she abides in Jesus, she invites others to root themselves in His way, truth and life. She speaks in diverse environments where she encourages individuals and groups to walk in the freedom, love, grace and beauty of Jesus as she inspires them to live stories that reflect these truths. Cari invites people into the story of scripture with authenticity and passion, bringing the text alive in ways that deeply speak to the heart of the listener. Check out her website: https://carijenkins.wordpress.com/home/
RIck Schmitz: Rick is the founding Pastor of Westwoods Community Church. He and his wife Shanna have been married over 30 years and have they 4 amazing and adventurous kids.
A Larger Vision For Racial Reconciliation – Jude DelHiero – Confluence Ministries
What if I said you could really make a difference in overcoming prejudice and racial division? You can – let’s talk about how to do it together.
A Larger Vision For My Table – Cari Jenkins
What if I said you could really make a difference by bringing hope to your neighborhood and workplace? You can – let’s talk about how to do it together.
A Larger Vision For My Brokenness - Brooke Berg - Westwoods Church
What if I said that there is a more important thing to do with your pain and brokenness than just getting through it? There is – let’s talk about how to do it together.
A Larger Vision For the Exploited – Natasha Hurt – Love Made Claim
What if I said you could really make a difference in helping overcome exploitation? You can – let’s talk about how to do it together.
A Larger Vision For Family – Matt Ellis – Hope’s Crossing
What if I said your family is the number one place you are called to have impact? It is. Let’s talk about how to do it together.
A Larger Vision For My Work – Christian Summers – Mile High Vineyard, Lakewood
What if I said your work is way more than just a place to make money? It is. Let’s talk about how to press into this together.
A Larger Vision For My World – Paul Berg – Westwoods Church
What if I wants to use you to change the world? He does. Let’s talk about how to do it together.
A Larger Vision For Worship- Nicole Loyd – Westwoods Church
What if I said there is more to worship than just singing at church? There is. Let’s talk about how to do it together.
A Larger Vision For The Body of Christ -David Reyes - KeyStone Church
What if I said God had provided the resources, direction, and answers for life you've been looking for all around you? He has. Let's talk about how community will multiply your impact in the world.
A Larger Vision Student Edition #1 (My True Identity) – Westwoods Student Ministries
What if I said you can find true joy and fulfillment and meaning and hope outside of your circumstances? You can – let’s talk about how to do it together.
Brady Loyd: Brady has had the joy of leading the worship ministry at Westwoods since 2005. He also teaches high school choir and guitar at Douglas County High School in Castle Rock, CO. When he is not pursuing musical ventures, he loves to camp, hike, fish, or anything else outside. Brady is surrounded at home by a whole group of lovely ladies. He and his wife Melissa have been married for 9 years and they have 3 beautiful girls together, Felicity, Rose and Georgia.
Hannah Rushing: Hannah is a model to follow when it comes to crushing it as a twenty-something/millennial: she finds life and joy in playing violin, doing life with the amazing community she's found here in Colorado, and spending good time with her family in the mountains, Texas, and Uganda. Hannah lives out the truth that family, joy, work, and ministry can all look like a lot of different things, but God shows up in it all. Right now, she's working in real estate and is our volunteer coordinator with Family Promise, an organization that partners with churches to provide temporary shelter for families experiencing homelessness.
Nicole Loyd: Nicole is our barefoot, pacing worship leader who had a freedom encounter with the Lord a couple years ago and loves for that to leak everywhere. She leads at Sloan’s on Saturday nights and occasionally at Lakewood! When Nicole is not leading worship, she is probably caring for her family and wondering what's for dinner.
Austin Roller: Austin calls Colorado home, but grew up in Missouri and loves to visit his amazing family there, and to have them here in Colorado with him when they can come! He is a 2014 CCU graduate, now working as a Staff Accountant at a Littleton-area non-profit. Music is his big love in life, and he plays, writes, and listens to more music than most of us will ever know (if you don't believe us, ask him for his Spotify info and follow some of his playlists!) He also enjoys a little healthy competition and loves getting his own competitive fix in by playing and watching sports. He also enjoys high fives, laughter, and long walks on the beach.
Is there childcare?
Yes. We have childcare for your littles and we will be having a KIds IMPACT conference for your children who are a little older! Childcare is provided for an aditional cost of $10 per child, per session: Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon, each sold separately. Be sure to select the blocks of time that you'll need childcare before completing your registration. The max amount per family is $40, so please select the Family Max option if necessary. For specific questions regarding childcare, please contact Sarah Lundie at email@example.com.
Are there scholarships available?
Yes, we do have a limited number of scholarships available. Email us at Info@WestwoodsCommunityChurch.org and let us know if you would like one.
Is the IMPACT conference just for attenders of Westwoods?
Nope – this event is not just a Westwoods event. We want to have an IMPACT all across Denver and the world! IMPACT is open to everyone!
Can I bring a friend?
Yes! We believe this is going to be an amazing event - please help us spread the word and invite your friends!
Do I have to stay for the entire event?
No, you can attend part or all of the events. There is no discount, however, for partial attendance.
What is the schedule like?
6:30 – Registration Begins – Welcome Area
7:00 – Session #1 – Main Auditorium - worship and teaching
9:15 – Coffee / Dessert / Fireside worship – Café and Patio
7:15 – Westwoods MC Leaders Round Table – Café
8:00 – Breakfast – Coffee Shop
8:30 – Session #2 – Main Auditorium - worship and teaching
9:45 – Break – snacks and water available in the welcome area
10:00 – Thoughts and Discussion (7 min timed talks and 3 min discussions)
11:30 – Lunch - Cafe
12:15 - Break out sessions - Various
1:30 – Break out session – Various
2:30 – Break – snacks and water available in the welcome area
2:45 – Session #4 - Main Auditorium - worship and teaching
5:00 – Session #5 – Sloan’s Site (2497 Fenton Street, Edgewater) - worship and teaching
9:00 & 10:45 - Repeat of Session #5 at our Lakewood Site - worship and teaching
Who can I contact with any questions?
Email us at Info@WestwoodsCommunityChurch.org or call 303.279.1616