October 4-6, 2018

Community, Growth, & Transformation

Virginia Beach, VA

New Life Church

5 Speakers

World-Class Equippers

One Focus Network’s Annual Conference

Listen – Hearing Heaven’s Voice in Today’s World

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.

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Meet The Speakers

Dan Backens

One Focus Network

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.

Marcy MacMillan

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.

Subodh John

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.

Øystein Gjerme

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”.


Alfred Nyamekyeh

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


Breakout Sessions

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.

Breakout #1

Where Money Meets Values | Dr. James Flynn

Breakout #2

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.

Breakout #1

Cultivating a Heart of Worship: Theological Responses | Cheryl Loo and Joy Windham

Breakout #2

Cultivating a Heart of Worship: Practical Responses | Andrew Erhenzeller and Christian Ashworth

Family Ministry

Designed for those interested in not only developing a strong, family ministry program but, helping form strong family units through equipping parents.

Breakout #1

Ministry Worker: Fostering Parent Partnerships | Pastor Liam Coventry
Parents: Critical Family Conversations | Trich King and Pastor Nina Anderson

Breakout #2

Ministry Worker: Reaching Your Students | Pastor Mike Harris
Parents: Technology and Your Child | Rob Wolford

Spiritual Formation

This track has a plethora of topics ranging from personal spiritual formation, to ministry formation, to hot topics within our modern culture.

Breakout #1

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

Breakout #2

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

Additional Details

All the details on accomodations, childcare, and costs.


Discounted rates available at two area hotels:

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Available for preschool-aged children (infant–5 years) at the following rates:

$75 per family | includes all morning, afternoon, and evening sessions
$40 per child | includes Thursday and Friday evening sessions
$20 per child | per session

Please register your children when you register for the conference.

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Join us for an incredible time of equipping and community!