September 24-25, 2021
CenterPoint Church – Orem, UT
Pre-registration is closed, but walk-ups are welcome.
Friday night is free.
The cost for Saturday is $25 per person, which includes lunch.
Scroll down for information about location, schedule, speakers, and topics.
1550 Sandhill Rd, Orem, UT 84058
Schedule—Friday, September 10
6:00 PM: Doors open + Registration
6:30 PM: General Session
Adam’s Road Ministry
8:30 PM: Exhibitors + Relational time
9:30 PM: Doors Close
Schedule—Saturday, September 11
8:00 AM: Doors Open + Registration
8:30 AM: Exhibitors + Relational time
9:00 AM: Welcome + Instructions
9:15 AM: Breakout Session 1 (See topics below)
10:20 AM: Breakout Session 2 (See topics below)
11:25 PM: Breakout Session 3 (See topics below)
12:30 PM: Lunch
1:30 AM: General Session
Ross Anderson: What Really Counts with God?
2:15 PM: Exhibitors + Relational time
3:00 PM: Doors Close
GENERAL SESSION TOPICS
Friday, September 25th
Music and Testimonies
Adam’s Road Ministry shares the Good News of Jesus Christ through
song and testimony. It’s members are former Mormons who have been
brought into a saving relationship with Jesus through the grace of God.
Saturday, September 26th
What Really Counts with God?
Faith After Mormonism founder Ross Anderson will share about how a person’s entire approach
to knowing and serving God is radically transformed when they encounter Jesus.
BREAKOUT SESSION TOPICS
Saturday, September 26th
Each topic will be offered twice on Saturday, either at 9:15, 10:20, and 11:25. You will be able to attend three of the four topics. No pre-registration is necessary for breakout sessions.
Keep Showing Up (Scott McKinney)
What you can learn about helping Latter-day Saints from one local church that seeks
to reach people living at the center point of Mormon culture.
Mormon Friends & Family: Navigating These Relation-”ships” to Share the Gospel (Joseph Warren)
How to be bold but not overbearing witnesses of the Gospel to friends and family, with tactical advice and suggestions on how to foster relationships of love without compromising beliefs.
How to Love and Teach Mormon Missionaries the Gospel of Grace (Matt Wilder)
Learn to develop relationships of trust with the missionaries, despite major doctrinal differences, in order to teaching missionaries the Gospel using the Socratic method of asking questions.
Religion to Relationship: Equipping Christians with an Understanding of the Process (Micah Wilder)
Understanding the challenging transformation that a Mormon undergoes when they leave their religion is crucial for a Christian witnessing to them.
Speakers and Breakout Session Leaders
Ross Anderson is the author of Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor, Jesus Without Joseph: Following Christ After Leaving Mormonism, and other titles. He grew up in active LDS family. Ross is director of Utah Advance Ministries, founder of Faith After Mormonism and a Teaching Pastor at Alpine Church.
Scott McKinney has pastored CenterPoint Church in Orem, Utah since 1989, pioneering how a church can understand and be welcoming to people from a Mormon background. His story is told in the book Keep Showing Up: A Utah Pastor’s Journey (2021).
Joseph Warren was raised in Utah in a faithful Mormon home and served an LDS mission in Florida. He began studying the Bible, which led to a transformation into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Jospeh is a vocalist and plays the guitar for Adam’s Road. He is married.
Matt Wilder grew up in a faithful Mormon home and served an LDS mission in Denmark. His brother Micah encouraged him to read the Bible, which set in motion his own path to follow Jesus. He plays the piano, accordion and does vocals for Adam’s Road. Matt is married with one daughter.
Micah Wilder was raised in a devout Mormon family and served an LDS mission. On his mission, he was challenged him to read the Bible, through which he encountered the life-changing love of Jesus. Micah’s story is told in the book Passport to Heaven (2021). He plays the drums, bass, and guitar for Adam’s Road. He is married with three sons.
How we do this event will depend on any COVID-19 restrictions in place in September.
We will be flexible and ready to make responsible adjustments as needed.
Child care is not provided for this event. Older children are invited to attend with a paid ticket.
The ticket price includes lunch on Saturday. We can prepare gluten free meals; please let us know when you check in on Saturday morning. Otherwise please plan accordingly.
If you register as a volunteer, you will be assigned to help with practical duties
as part of a team on the days of the Conference.
Video and Streaming
We plan to livestream the main sessions from the South Conference. Watch for more information here about how to access the broadcast.
We also plan to broadcast Conference sessions with a live, interactive host during the weeks
following the Conference. We will post details in late September.
All sessions will be recorded and will eventually be posted.
Check back here for a link to watch the videos.