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February 23-25, 2023

Join Us: In-Person @ Oklahoma Christian University (Oklahoma City, OK) OR Online

About

About The Conference

The Teleios Society is excited to announce its next conference to promote holistic Christian Spirituality by engaging in a vital conversation that is needed in the church today. The 2023 conference theme will be “Gen Z: The Ongoing Conversation.” We have gathered thought leaders from different disciplines and different faith traditions to approach this discussion from many lenses, including cultural intelligence, current sociological research, family studies, adolescent development, psychology, youth ministry, and spirituality studies.

Our hope is to engage thought leaders, scholars, church leaders, and youth and family ministers as we learn together how to better include and empower Gen Z in our faith communities. Supported by members of the International Churches of Christ, this conference will be primarily held in plenary sessions to engage this conversation altogether, with the exception of one breakout session which will address some specific needs. This conference is a partnership of members of the Teleios Society and scholars from the Stone-Campbell Heritage of churches. Special appreciation to Dr. Dudley Chancey and Oklahoma Christian University for welcoming the Teleios Society to campus and hosting this event. 

Our current confirmed speakers and general themes:

David Kinnaman (Barna Group): Gen Z and Resilient Discipleship
Dudley Chancey, PhD (Oklahoma Christian University): Gen Z and The Role of Family
Kyle Spears (Trauma Counselor): Gen Z and The Role of Community
Amy McLaughlin-Sheasby, PhD (Abilene Christian University): Gen Z and Trauma-Informed Formation
David Fraze, DMin (Lubbock Christian University): Gen Z and Youth Ministry
Ryan Erbe, PhD (United States Military Academy): Gen Z and Meditation
David Pocta, PhD (Oblate School of Theology): Gen Z and Faith Deconstruction
Hannah DeSouza, Harvard Divinity Student: Gen Z from a Millennial's Perspective

Dan Rodriguez, PhD (Pepperdine University): Gen Z and Cultural Intelligence

Nadine Templer (HOPE worldwide):  Gen Z and Their View of the Gospel

Schedule At-A-Glance

All times listed are for both In-Person and Virtual attendees and are Central Standard Time.
Attending in person? View our FAQ Page for hotel and airport recommendations.

Thursday, February 23rd

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM: Dan Rodriguez, PhD (Pepperdine University): Gen Z and Cultural Intelligence

Friday, February 24th

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: David Kinnaman: Gen Z and Resilient Discipleship

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Breakout Session #1

Dudley Chancey, PhD (Oklahoma Christian University): Gen Z and The Role of Family

Ryan Erbe, PhD (United States Military Academy): Gen Z and Meditation

Nadine Templer (HOPE worldwide): Gen Z and Their View of the Gospel

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM: Breakout Session #2

Hannah DeSouza, Harvard Divinity Student: Gen Z from a Millennial's Perspective

David Fraze, DMin (Lubbock Christian University): Gen Z and Youth Ministry

David Pocta, PhD (Oblate School of Theology): Gen Z and Faith Deconstruction

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Kyle Spears: Gen Z and The Role of Community

Saturday, February 25th

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Amy McLaughlin-Sheasby: Gen Z and Trauma-Informed Formation

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Roundtable Discussion

Speakers

Registration Options

In-Person Registration

Attending the conference in person at Oklahoma Christian University.

Early Registration (Through Jan 23rd, 2023): $150

Regular Registration (Jan 23rd - Feb 22nd, 2023): $175

In-Person Registration (Feb 23rd - Feb 25th, 2023): $200

Online Registration

Attending the conference online, from the comfort of your home or workplace.

Registration price is per device, not per person.

$125, from now until February 25th

Registration
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