Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 5:55 pm | Updated: 6:07 pm, Fri Jan 27, 2017.
Pursuit Conference is an annual event put on by Northwest University’s Campus Ministries and held in Butterfield Chapel. The conference hosts pastors from around the Pacific Northwest. Similar to Monday night Pursuit services, Pursuit Conference includes speakers, worship, announcements, and prayer.
This year’s conference will start on Friday, Jan. 27 and end on Sunday, Jan. 29. The Friday service will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday services will start at 9:30 a.m. and continue throughout the day. The Sunday night service will begin at 7 p.m. Chapel credits will be given for attending each session of Pursuit Conference.
For more details about the Pursuit Conference schedule, visit here.
The main speakers will be pastors Tyler Sollie, John Mark Comer, and Micahn Carter. Micahn Carter is the lead pastor of Together Church in Yakima, WA. NU alumni Tyler Sollie and his wife Amber Sollie serve as lead pastors at Life Center Rainier in Tacoma, Washington. John Mark Comer pastors Bridgetown Church in Portland, OR. Each pastor will speak on one day of the conference.
According to Campus Ministries student leader, Libby Absten, each day will have a different feel.
“Friday night we have Tyler Sollie, who is a great teacher,” Absten said.
Absten added that John Mark Comer’s message will appeal to the intellectuals in the audience, while Sunday’s message from Micahn Carter will be high-energy and inspiring.
In addition to these speakers, Saturday’s services will include two “5Tens Sessions.” The sessions will include two sets of 5 speakers.
“We created this idea of five 10-minute TEDxTalks on spiritual formation,” said Associate Campus Pastor Christian Dawson.
Each TEDxTalk will cover a different spiritual discipline.
”We’re [going to be] talking about fasting, about prayer, about Bible reading and meditation, about silence and solitude, about confession of sin, [and] about worship,” said Dawson.
During the first session, audience members can hear from NU pastors, Brenda and Phil Rasmussen, pastors Donald Zimmerman of Doxa Church, Steve Patton of REACH Church, and NU professor, Dr. Rowlanda Cawthon.
The second set of 5Tens speakers will be NU students, Owen Cheong, Emily Heisel, Tyler Stovall, Joy Quackenbush, and Malando Redeemer.
Pursuit Conference is a free event, but registration is required. To register online, visit here. There will also be opportunities to register in person in the chapel lobby when doors open.
This event is open to both NU students and the public.
The goal of this year’s Pursuit Conference is to teach believers how to practically cultivate spiritual disciplines in their daily lives.
“One thing I’ve been learning is that following Jesus takes a lot of discipline. If we want the life of Jesus, we have to have the lifestyle,” said Dawson.
To find out more about Pursuit Conference and the speakers, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (425)-889-5308.