An apprentice learns from a master, and there is no greater master than Jesus Christ. While many of us may know what it means to put our faith in Jesus, we may have never experienced what it means to become his apprentices. The Apprentice Conference will explore how living each day with Jesus as our master and teacher can transform our lives.
What does it mean to have an everyday relationship with Jesus? How can living as he did lead us into an interactive relationship with our Father in heaven? How can walking with Jesus each day transform the way we think and the way we live?
5:30 pm Registration and Reception
6:30 Session #1 How Do We See God in Our Daily Lives?
9:00 Evening Prayer
Saturday, February 23, 2013
8:15 am Registration and Coffee
8:45 Session #2 How Do We Find Balance in Our Lives?
10:15 Break and Bookstore
10:45 Session #3 How Do We Develop Character?
12:00 pm Lunch (provided onsite)
1:00 Workshops – Lectio Divina, Sabbath, or How to Lead Apprentice In Your Church
2:00 Break and Bookstore
2:15 Session# 4 How Do We Build Community?
4:15 Closing Prayer and Dismissal
“I know from our long relationship that Jim Smith is a fine and trustworthy man, who authentically knows ‘the good and beautiful God.’ I can think of no higher compliment than this: I would happily trust the care of my soul to Jim and the good and beautiful God he commends to us.” – Todd Hunter, author of Christianity Beyond Belief and pastor of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Costa Mesa, CA
“Other authors have written extensively on spiritual disciplines and the spiritual life, but few have created a curriculum that is as accessible to the common believer seeking spiritual growth. I exuberantly recommend the Apprentice Series to anyone interested in a practical model of spiritual growth.” – Steve Gioielli, in The Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care, Fall 2009)
“I predict the books in the Apprentice Series will become deeply influential in evangelical churches that want to deepen spiritual formation.” – Scot McKnight, author of Jesus Creed
“Apprentice is a great step in that important direction of understanding the need for spiritual disciplines in one’s life; and not only that, but also the need for spiritual discipline’s within community and the Church” – Daniel Seatvet, in Christianity in Culture Examiner
*Registration includes attendance at general sessions and workshops. Lunch on Saturday and snacks during the breaks will also be provided with registration.
*No cancellations or refunds after Feb. 1, 2013.
*Childcare is not provided at the conference.
*For participants coming from out of town, several hotels are located nearby in the Short Pump Town Center -Wingate Inn, Hilton and Hyatt House.
*The conference bookstore will have The Apprentice Series and other spiritual formation books available for purchase.