Point Loma Nazarene University | July 30-August 1, 2018

Speakers

Fili Chambo


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Filimão Chambo is a general superintendent of the Church in the Nazarene (2017). At the time of his election he was director of the Africa Region where he previously had served as regional education coordinator. Born in Mozambique, his father and mother served in full-time ministry for the Church of the Nazarene, and at age 17 God called Fili to full-time ministry. He is a graduate of Seminário Nazareno em Mozambique (Diploma in Theology), a Nazarene Theological College, South Africa (BTh), and the University of Johannesburg (MA and PhD in Biblical Studies). He served as pastor in South Africa and in Mozambique and as president of Seminário Nazareno em Mozambique. Fili is married to Samantha, who is also an ordained elder. They have two children: a daughter, Tsakani Gabriella; and a son, Emanuel.

Annette and Javier Mondragon


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Javier and Annette Mondragon are the founders of Many Nations Church (formerly Grace Point South), a Nazarene congregation located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Both Annette and Javier received bachelor degrees in theology from Seminario Nazareno Mexicano in Baja California, Mexico, and both are ordained elders in the Church of the Nazarene. Javier holds a Master of Ministry from Olivet Nazarene University, is an Adjunct Professor of Community Development and Urban Ministries at Indiana Wesleyan University, and is the founder of Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center. They are the proud parents of two boys and a girl: Yisrael David, Johann Levi, and Lea Annalise.

Tara Beth Leach


Tara Beth Leach is Senior Pastor of First Church of the Nazarene, Pasadena, California. She served previously in Nazarene churches in Upstate New York and the Midwest, and most recently in a non-denominational church outside of Chicago. She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (B.A. Youth Ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Tara Beth writes regularly for Missio Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christianity Today, Christian Week, The Jesus Creed, Reflecting the Image, Renovating Holiness, and most recently, The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective. She is also the author of Kingdom Culture (Beacon Hill Press) and Emboldened (InterVarsity Press). She and her husband, Jeff, have two children, Caleb and Noah.

Albert and Christine Hung


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Albert and Christine Hung serve on the Northern California District Church of the Nazarene, Albert as district superintendent and Christine at Trinity Church of the Nazarene as Rowland Heights Campus Pastor. Prior to his recent election as superintendent, Albert was lead pastor of Trinity, a multi-site, multi-congregational church serving English, Spanish, Chinese, and Filipino communities east of Los Angeles, CA. In 2003 after several years in entertainment as a stage director, recording artist, and television host, he responded to a call from the Lord to pastoral ministry. He speaks frequently on the topics of preaching, cross-cultural ministry, leadership development, and the future of the church. Christine has a love for studying Scripture and has been recognized for her innovative approach to helping others interact with God’s Word. Albert and Christine have four children: Elijah, Micaela, Genevieve, and Nathaniel.

Scot McKnight


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Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham) is Julius R. Mantey Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary and a recognized authority on the New Testament, early Christianity, and the historical Jesus. He regularly speaks at local churches, conferences, universities, and seminaries in the USA and abroad. Scot is author of the award-winning The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others (Paraclete, 2004), A Community called Atonement (Abingdon, 2007), The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible (Zondervan, 2008), A Fellowship of Differents (Zondervan, 2014) and Kingdom Conspiracy (Baker, 2015). He and his wife, Kristen, enjoy traveling, long walks, gardening, and cooking, and have two married children, Laura and Lukas, and two grandchildren, Aksel and Finley.

Schedule

Monday, July 30, 2018
1:00 - 5:00 pm Registrant Check-in
2:00 - 5:00 pm PRE-CONFERENCES
Discover the Wesleyan Holiness Digital Library(every half hour)

The COMPASS Initiative: You, Your Church, and the $1 Million Grant from Lilly(2pm-3pm)

Creativity, Confidence, and Companioning: Vital Development in Times of Change (3:30pm-5pm)
Register here for this FREE pre-conference conversation for women clergy and their encouragers
5:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 - 8:30 pm PLENARY SESSION 1: Fili Chambo
8:30 pm Snacks and Fellowship
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
7:00 am Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 am PLENARY SESSION 2: Albert & Christine Hung
9:30 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 12:00 pm Choose from 2-hour Forums or 50-min workshops
WORKSHOPS (Series A, 10am; Series B, 11am)

FORUM Group I (10am-12pm)
Vocation & Calling
Preaching
Worship & Sacrament
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 pm Choose from 2-hour Forums or 50-min workshops
WORKSHOPS (Series C, 1:30pm; Series D, 2:30pm)

FORUM Group II (1:30-3:30pm)
Health & Wholeness
Preaching
Worship & Sacrament
3:30 - 5:00 pm Free Time
5:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 - 8:30 pm PLENARY SESSION 3: Javier & Annette Mondragon
8:30 pm Snacks and Fellowship
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
7:00 am Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 am PLENARY SESSION 4: Scot McKnight
9:30 - 10:00 am Break
10:00 - 12:00 pm Choose from 2-hour Forums or 50-min workshops
WORKSHOPS (Series E, 10am; Series F, 11am)

FORUM Group III (10am-12pm)
Church in Mission
Conflict Management
Human Sexuality
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 pm Choose from 2-hour Forums or 50-min workshops
WORKSHOPS (Series G, 1:30pm; Series H, 2:30pm)

FORUM Group IV (1:30-3:30pm)
Church in Mission
Civil Discourse
Human Sexuality
4:00 - 5:30 pm PLENARY SESSION 5: Tara Beth Leach
5:30 - 8:30 pm BBQ DINNER and MINI-CARNIVAL

Workshops

Check back soon to see a full roster of workshops and forums (English and non-English) offered at this PALCON.

In addition to workshops, several free PRE-CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES are available to PALCON registrants:

  • The COMPASS Initiative: You, Your Church, and the $1 Million Grant from Lilly
    Monday, July 30, 2:00-3:00pm
  • The Wesleyan Holiness Digital Library (a short orientation to this online resource)
  • Creativity, Confidence, and Companioning: Vital Development in Times of Change (A Pre-Conference Conversation for Women Clergy and their Encouragers)
    Register here (no cost)

Family Options

PALCON at Point Loma Nazarene University will offer outstanding program and ministry options for youth and elementary-aged children as well as child care for younger children. Children will be staying in rooms and eating meals with their parents. Youth registering for the "PK Retreat" will be in a separate area of the campus with their own housing and meals.

These opportunities for children and teens are available for an affordable per person rate of only $99, and preschoolers are free! Build a great memory together as a family! Find out more here.

Register

. This registration site is for adult registrations only. A confirmation email will be sent immediately upon payment.
PALCON Payment Options: Visa, MasterCard, Check (via PayPal)

Register each child here.
NOTE: When registering each child, you will need to enter the confirmation number from the PALCON registration of the parent or guardian. This number is included in the confirmation email sent to the parent or guardian who has registered for PALCON. Payment is made directly to PLNU and payment options may vary from those on the main PALCON registration site.

*Approved exhibitors must register at the site created for exhibitors by the PALCON office. Approved exhibitors needing further assistance may contact Krista Fischer at ksfischer@nazarene.org.

Counseling

Professional and confidential personal counseling is available free-of-charge to all PALCON registrants during the conference. Appointments may be made in advance or during the event. Information on how to arrange an appointment during PALCON will be provided on this webpage at least 30 days prior to the start of the event.

Also available at each PALCON, The COMPASS Initiative team (see www.compassinitiative.org) is offering free-of-charge confidential conversations on concerns related to personal finances. Although members of The COMPASS Initiative team are not professionally licensed as financial advisors, they offer valuable experience in personal finances and access to excellent resources. Information on how to arrange an appointment with a team member during PALCON will be provided on this webpage at least 30 days prior to the start of the event.

Exhibitors

Each PALCON features a variety of exhibitors whose mission is to resource the minister’s personal and vocational development and the ministry of the local church. Check back on March 1 for more information on exhibitors and be sure to connect with them during PALCON.