Registration for DRIVEN ’07, the annual conference for young adults, is now open. The conference will be held June 21-24 on the campus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
An “early bird special” is available for those who register before April 1. The deadline to sign up is June 11. See www.drivenconference.com for information, including group, weekend, and day rates, or to register. Questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, following the theme “Making Our Mark,” conference participants will be urged to leave their influence on the world, not only in the church, but also in the culture around them. The first half of the conference will focus on making a mark in the church with workshops on discipleship and being an active member. The second half will look at making a mark in the surrounding culture and will include seminars on evangelism and outreach.
Those who attended last year will recognize returning speakers: Jeff Bogue from Grace Church in Akron, Ohio, Kary Oberbrunner from Grace Brethren Church in Powell, Ohio, and Kondo Simfukwe from Christ’s Covenant Church in Winona Lake, Indiana. Joining them this year is Jim Brown, the senior pastor of Grace Community Church of Goshen, Indiana.
Also on the schedule are a variety of activities, including times for conversation and discussion, opportunities to share talents in the arts, communion, sporting events, and moments to spend alone with God. This year Driven will also partner with the Grace Brethren Church in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to do outreach in the area.
“Most people assume that Driven is a college student conference,” says director John Ward, “and we do have a large number of students that attend, but they aren’t the only people who will enjoy the conference. It’s for anyone who considers him or herself a young adult including post-grads, young professionals, and even young married couples, some who have young children.” Childcare will also be provided during the main sessions and workshop times for those who have small children but still wish to attend.