MOMENTUM: The force that allows something to grow stronger and faster as times passes.
For Christian leaders, these are times of both unique challenge and powerful opportunity. God is moving hearts. The gospel is bearing fruit. Physical needs are being met. Lives are being changed!
Christian Leadership Alliance exists to equip and unite leaders who long to see the power and momentum of God unleashed in the world. The Outcomes Conference 2017 brings Christian leaders, who share common values and purpose, together to build relationships, inspire professional growth, and strengthen our collective Kingdom impact.
Leaders benefit from networking, spiritual inspiration, and all the highly practical training the Outcomes Conference provides. Attendees have access to over 350 hours of learning experiences designed to advance their leadership development. Learning experiences are organized into eight core disciplines and include 100-plus best practice workshops, the Intensive Training Institute (ITI) seminars, and two-day Outcomes Academy courses.
Trillia Newbell ("Joy") is the author of Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves (2015) and United: Captured by God's Vision for Diversity (2014). Her forthcoming book Enjoy will publish in Spring 2017. Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News-Sentinel, Desiring God, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, and more.
She is currently Director of Community Outreach for the SBC’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.. For fun, she enjoys group fitness (she used to be a fitness instructor!), cycling, and listening to a variety of music. Trillia is married to her best friend, Thern, and they reside with their two children near Nashville, TN. You can find her at trillianewbell.com and follow her on Twitter at @trillianewbell.
Bryan Loritts is the Lead Pastor of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in Silicon Valley. A graduate of Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia College of Bible) and Talbot School of Theology, Loritts was recently voted one of the top thirty emerging Christian leaders.
He is the co-founder of Fellowship Memphis, where he served as Lead Pastor of this multi-ethnic church for eleven years, helping to grow the church from 26 people in a living room to several thousand. Pastor Bryan served as Pastor for Preaching and Mission at Trinity Grace Church in New York City. He is the President of the Kainos Movement, an organization aimed at establishing the multi-ethnic church in America as the new normal.
He has written several books including: God on Paper, Letters to a Birmingham Jail, Right Color/Wrong Culture, A Cross Shaped Gospel and his latest, Saving the Saved. Pastor Bryan sits on the Board of Trustees for Biola University and Board of Directors for Pine Cove. He is the husband of Korie, and proud father of three boys- Quentin, Myles and Jaden. You can follow Pastor Bryan on Twitter @bcloritts.
In 2004 when most 22 year olds, fresh out of college, are looking for their first job, traveling Europe or moving back in with their parents, Jena Lee Nardella was on her way to Nashville, TN to co-found Blood: Water Mission, with Grammy Award winning band, Jars of Clay.
Over the past 11 years, under her vision and leadership, Blood: Water has become an internationally renown equipping agency that partners with African grassroots organizations to address the HIV/AID and water crises. They have brought clean water access to more than one million people through their 1000 Wells Project, funded health clinics, and provided treatment, care and support for communities affected by AIDS.
In addition to her work at Blood: Water, Jena is a popular speaker on college and University Campuses, churches and conferences around the world. In 2012, Nardella was invited by President Obama to pray for the nation in front of a TV audience of 20 million. She has been honored as an Epoch Award Winner, as GOOD Magazine’s GOOD 100, and as one of Christianity Today’s 33 under 33 Christian leaders shaping the next generation of faith.
As a writer, She has contributed to numerous books including Hope in the Dark and The Revolution: A Field Manual for Changing Your World, and has been featured in the films Sons of Lwala and Unconditional Love. Her first book One Thousand Wells: How an Audacious Goal Taught Me to Love the World Instead of Save It released August 2015 (Howard Books, Simon & Schuster).
Jena and her husband, James, have one son, Jude, and split time between Nashville, Tenn. and East Africa. Follow Jena on Twitter @JenaLeeNardella
Eugene Cho is the founder and Lead Pastor of Quest Church – an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, Washington – as well as founder and Executive Director of the Q Café, an innovative non-profit community café and music venue. He is also the founder and visionary of One Day's Wages (ODW) – "a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty." The vision of ODW is to create a collaborative movement by integrating human relationships, social media/technology and the power of story. ODW promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day's wages) and supports sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Follow him on twitter at @eugenecho
David Nasser was born in Iran but left the country with his family at age 9 during the Iranian Revolution. After almost a year in exile, his family moved to America. At age 18, he rejected his Muslim heritage and became a Christian. As one of the nation’s forefront speakers, David speaks to over 700,00 people each year using his God-given ability to reach the high tech, attention-lacking culture of Generation Next. The heart-cry of David’s ministry is to effectively present the same message, the Gospel of Christ, using fresh, post-modern methods.
In 2014, God introduced a new chapter into David’s life - overseeing leading Liberty University’s spiritual programs, including Convocation , North America’s largest weekly gathering of young people, and the university’s Center for Global Engagement .
He oversees a team that advances Liberty’s mission by strengthening the theological foundation of the student body and its leaders through gatherings such as Convocation and Campus Church. He steers the discipleship process of seeing students come to Christ and grow in their faith and will mobilize students and faculty to reach the world for Christ through the global studies degree program, humanitarian efforts, church planting, and cohesive ministry partnerships.
He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.
Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., holds the Billy Graham Distinguished Chair for Church, Mission, and Evangelism at Wheaton College. Ed also serves as the Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton, and as chair of the Evangelism and Leadership Program in the Graduate School. Ed is a prolific author, and well-known conference speaker. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches, trained pastors and church planters on six continents, holds two masters degrees and two doctorates, and has written a dozen books and hundreds of articles.
Stetzer is a contributing editor for Christianity Today, a columnist for Outreach Magazine, and is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USAToday and CNN. He is also the Executive Editor of The Gospel Project, which is used by over 1 million individuals each week.
As of fall 2015, Stetzer co-hosts BreakPoint This Week, a radio broadcast that airs on over 400 media outlets.
He also serves the teaching pastor at Christ Fellowship, a multi-cultural megachurch in Miami, Florida.
Samuel Rodriguez lives for the purpose of reconciling the vertical and horizontal elements of the Christian
message; sanctification with service, righteousness with justice, truth with love, the image of God with the
habits of Christ, orthodoxy with orthopraxy, faith with fruit, rhetoric with action, conviction with compassion and
holiness with humility.
Rev. Dr. Samuel Rodriguez founded New Season Christian Worship Center on September 12, 2010. After
preaching at The Potter's House with Bishop TD Jakes the previous month, Pastor Rodriguez felt led by the
Holy Spirit to plant a Christ-centered, bible-based, Spirit-empowered, multi-ethnic, trans-generational
congregation in the capitol city of America's largest state, Sacramento, California.
In addition, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez serves as the President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership
Conference (NHCLC)/CONEL, the World's largest Hispanic Christian organization representing millions of born
again Christ followers via 40,118 certified member churches while serving over 450,000 churches globally.
Rodriguez has been among many lists of influencers in America, which have recognized his impact across the
religious and Latino communities, including:
“40 People Who Radically Changed The World” Charisma Magazine
“101 Most Influential Leaders” Latino Leaders Magazine
“Top 100 Christian Leaders in America” Newsmax 2015
“The 2013 TIME 100 Poll” TIME 2013
“10 White & Brown MLKs of Our Time” Black Christian News 2013
A number of outlets have deemed Rodriguez as the leading Christian voice for Latino Christians
and one of the leading voices within the collective church, reconciling a platform of righteousness and justice,
including CNN, Fox, NBC and Telemundo, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle and
Charisma Magazine, to name a few.
Rodriguez is the author of “The Lamb’s Agenda” (Thomas Nelson, 2013) and “Path of Miracles” (2009).
He earned his Master’s degree in educational leadership from Lehigh University and most recently received an
Honorary Doctorates from The Baptist Universities of The Americas and Northwest University. He is an
Assemblies of God Ordained Minister since the age of 23.
He resides in Sacramento with his wife of 26 years, Eva, and their three children, and two grand-children.
Dr. Reg Codrington qualified as a high school teacher, then as a pastor, and subsequently as an instructor in higher education. He was a faculty member of the Rosebank Bible College in Johannesburg for twelve years, eight of them as President of that institution. After that he pastored a large church in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city.
In 2002, Reg was invited as the first full-time Principal of Grace College, a new Christian high school in the city of Pietermaritzburg, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. He then moved on to head up the Study Abroad program of the Azusa Pacific University in California, with branches in Pietermaritzburg and in Cape Town. Apart from being Executive Director, Reg also teaches Bible and History courses to both the full-time students and, through Azusa Pacific University College, to online students as well.
Dr. Reg holds higher education qualifications in both education and theology. He is married to Lorette, with three children and seven grandchildren, including an adopted AIDS orphan.
Jonathan Evans, a mentor, author, speaker and former NFL fullback treasures his relationship with Christ along with the opportunity to use his life to glorify God. Jonathan seeks to impact today’s athletes, men and young adults by equipping and encouraging them in their faith.
Jonathan serves with his pastor, friend and father, Dr. Tony Evans, both in the local church and the national ministry. They also teamed up together to write Get in the Game, a practical guidebook filled with sports analogies and spiritual truths aimed at strengthening readers with the skills they need for living victoriously.
Jonathan is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a masters degree in Christian Leadership. He also serves as the chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys and co-chaplain of the Dallas Mavericks. Jonathan is a dynamic speaker at churches, conferences, men’s events, banquets, youth, and FCA events. He is committed to developing the next generation of devoted Christian leaders.
Jonathan and his wife Kanika are the proud parents of Kelsey, Jonathan II, Kamden, and Kylar. They reside in Dallas, Texas.
Kay Arthur’s exciting, practical approach to the Scriptures has influenced thousands to use the Inductive Bible Study Method in their personal studies. Her distinguished Christian character, Bible teaching, championing of the Inductive Bible Study Method, and national radio and television programs motivate others to discover truth for themselves. Kay’s passion is for people to be established in God’s Word.
At the age of 29, a divorced mother of two working as a nurse, Kay called in sick to the hospital where she was working because she was sick at heart, sick over the life of sin she had been living. She had a religion but did not possess a relationship with God. On the morning of July 16, 1963, she fell on her knees as a sinner and rose as pure and whole in the Lord’s sight. “For ‘Whoever will call upon the name of the LORD will be saved’” Romans 10:13, (NASB). “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come” (2 Corinthians 5:17, NASB). She hungered and thirsted for the Word of truth and began studying the Bible. Her relationship with the Lord and scriptural findings turned her sorrows into joy and her mourning into laughter.
God’s love poured down upon her in 1965 when she married a missionary with the Pocket Testament League named Jack Arthur. Together they served as missionaries in Mexico for three and a half years until health issues led them back to the States. In Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jack began managing a Christian radio station, and Kay began a teen Bible study. Though the study started as a small gathering in the living room of the couple’s home, it soon grew from teens to college students to adults. From the beginning of the gatherings Kay’s and Jack’s deepest desire was to establish people in God’s Word. The ministry they founded in 1970 became Precept Ministries International where they served together as CO-CEOs until February 2012 when they stepped down and their son David assumed the role of CEO. Both Kay and Jack are still actively working at the Ministry.
As one of the principal Bible teachers at Precept Ministries, Kay speaks extensively domestically and internationally teaching the Word of God and the Inductive Bible Study Method. She has taught in many countries including Israel, India, Romania, Russia, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Taiwan, England, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Scotland, Ukraine, Germany, Guatemala, Poland, and South Africa.
Kay is the teacher and host of Precepts for Life™, a daily television, radio, and online program which takes the student through the Bible book-by-book, verse-by-verse using the Inductive Bible Study Method. Precepts for Life has an audience reach of over 75 million households and broadcasts into over 30 countries.
Kay and Jack Arthur currently reside in Tennessee.
It has been said, “One of the most powerful evangels in this world is God’s people in worship.” That is why brooke + boggs, a dynamic worship leading duo from Nashville, TN, have dedicated themselves to the local church for over a decade. Brooke Voland serves on staff as a worship leader at Long Hollow Baptist Church. Michael Boggs serves as the worship pastor of Kairos, a mid-week, young adult worship gathering at Brentwood Baptist Church.
The two met when Michael asked Brooke to lead worship at Kairos. “I had never led with anyone quite like Brooke. She’s energetic, charismatic, and full of passion for God. Her transparency and vulnerability on stage invites people to sing with their hearts and not just their lips.” Brooke echoed the same sentiment: “Boggs has such an anointing when he leads. As he pastors people into the presence of God, it’s as if you can sense walls people have built begin to fall. He exudes kindness, gentleness, and joy. He’s one of the most gifted worship leaders in the church today!” From one simple invitation, they had no idea God would later pair their talents and turn them into the duo they are today.
Between them, they hold multiple Dove awards, Songwriter of the Year honors, and several CCM top 10 singles. They have partnered in ministry with pastors, authors, and speakers such as Max Lucado, Tony Evans, David Nassar, Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Christine Caine. Each week, they lead thousands of people in worship. However, they are mindful they have been given a platform for one purpose only: “To direct people’s attention and affections toward God – the One who turns shame into salvation, mistakes into mercy, and brokenness into beauty. That is why we sing.”
Wendell Moon has traveled over half a million miles designing experiences that have inspired next-generation Christians to be agents of influence and change. By establishing communities where the countercultural is common, Wendell mentors Millennials to think eternally while connecting culturally.
As a young student, Wendell’s visual processing disorder caused him to be fearful. He excelled in the creative arts but struggled in traditional subjects. Believing he would never be “like the smart kids,” Wendell saw his ideas as inferior. All of that changed when Wendell was introduced to the art of storytelling. He found his voice and his passion.
An award-winning graduate of the Los Angeles Film Studies Center (LAFSC), Wendell pursued a career in the film and television industry. This passion took him around the world where he was commissioned to produced commercials, promotional videos, and documentaries. One of his favorite projects was a Telenovela in Brazil (even though he doesn’t speak Portuguese). Wendell also helped to create and produce one of the highest rated shows on Destination America - a Discovery Channel affiliate.
Wendell is intentional about designing experiences that change beliefs and expectations that ultimately transform behavior. One of these experiences is Frame It Up - that brings Christian filmmakers and high school students together around art of visual storytelling. In the 72-hour intensives, industry professionals and students live and work together to produce real media, learning life lessons on both sides of the camera and sharing messages of redemption.
Wendell currently lives in Nashville, TN where he serves as the Designer of Experience for the Institute for Cultural Communicators - a global community empowering next generation Christians to influence today’s culture.
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