The One Focus Conference theme this year is “Listen.” Join us in Virginia Beach for a time of community, growth, and transformation as we get equipped to do the Lord’s work by some of today’s most insightful church leaders.
Dr. Dan Backens is the founding senior pastor of New Life Church—a missional, multiethnic, and multisite church located in Coastal Virginia. He serves as the senior director of One Focus Network. Dan is happily married to Rhonda and together they have 3 adult children.
Mission South America
Marcy MacMillan is the President of Mission South America and resides in Cali, Colombia. A dynamic speaker, Marcy teaches about apostolic and prophetic ministry, empowerment, worship, and discipleship. She also oversees the pastoral and leadership elements of the Christian Community of Faith Church of Cali.
Living Hope Ministries
Subodh and Sakshi oversee and direct Living Hope Ministries, an apostolic church network of 169 churches in North India. They also oversee an orphanage and a training center for pastors in the city of Amritsar in Punjab, where they currently reside with their children, Kathryn and Daniel.
Salt City Church
Øystein Gjerme is the founder and senior pastor of Salt City Church, a multisite church in Bergen, Norway. He serves as chairman for the board of the Norwegian School of Leadership and Theology. He is also founder and chairman for the board of “Glocal Missions” and “Glocal Aid”.
House of Faith Ministries
Rev. Alfred is the General Overseer and Presiding Bishop of House of Faith Ministries that has churches in Africa, Europe, and America. HOF is a global network of churches committed to missions, church planting, and leader training. He lives in Accra, Ghana with his wife Esther. They have four adult children.
Thursday, October 4
5:00 PM – Senior Leaders Banquet 7:00 PM – Session #1 – Dr. Dan Backens
Friday, October 5
08:30 AM – Coffee & Conversations 09:00 AM – Session #2 – Marcy MacMillan 10:45 AM – Break 11:00 AM – Session #3 – Subodh John 12:00 PM – Lunch 01:30 PM – Breakout A 03:00 PM – Breakout B 07:00 PM – Session #4 – Oystein Gjerme
Saturday, October 6
09:00 AM – Coffee & Conversations 09:30 AM – Session #5 – Alfred Nyamekyeh 11:00 AM – OFN Licensing and Ordination 12:00 PM – Close
*Schedule and topics are subject to change by the leading of the Holy Spirit
This year’s conference will offer four distinct tracks to provide a wide-range of cutting-edge training to church staff, leaders, and members.
Sr. Leaders and Elders
Designed for senior level leadership (e.g. Sr. Pastors, Campus Pastor, Executive Pastor, Elders). Will look at topics from culture creation to staffing and financial stewardship.
Where Money Meets Values | Dr. James Flynn
Discovering and Developing Emerging Leadership | Stuart Bell
Worship & Arts
Designed for those who want to deepen their understanding and participation in whole-hearted worship–look at theological topics pertaining to worship and practical equipping for worship teams.
Cultivating a Heart of Worship: Theological Responses | Cheryl Loo and Joy Windham
Cultivating a Heart of Worship: Practical Responses | Andrew Erhenzeller and Christian Ashworth
Designed for those interested in not only developing a strong, family ministry program but, helping form strong family units through equipping parents.
Ministry Worker: Fostering Parent Partnerships | Pastor Liam Coventry Parents: Critical Family Conversations | Trich King and Pastor Nina Anderson
Ministry Worker: Reaching Your Students | Pastor Mike Harris Parents: Technology and Your Child | Rob Wolford
This track has a plethora of topics ranging from personal spiritual formation, to ministry formation, to hot topics within our modern culture.
Hot Topics: The Local Church and the LBGQ+ Community | Dr. Mark Yarhouse Spiritual Formation: Developing a Life Centered on the Word | Pastor Chris Cunningham Ministry Formation: The Local Church and Global Missions | Pastor Brian Weaver and Dr. Pitts Evans
Hot Topics: Learning to Listen in a Time of Divisive Rhetoric | Dr. Joseph Umidi Spiritual Formation: Developing a Life of Prayer | Pastor Timothy Yooshik Ministry Formation: Church Planting | Pastor Merle Shank and Dr. Jayce O’Neal
All the details on accomodations, childcare, and costs.