Real Life Conference
February 28-29, 2020
Seeing God’s Vision for His People
Learn about the 2020 keynote speakers
Sean Azzaro is the founding pastor of River City Community Church, a unique and innovative church in Selma, Texas, a suburb of San Antonio. He and his wife, Lauri, began River City in their home with four other families and have seen it grow into an amazing, vibrant Christian community, as well as a network of churches called the Real Life Network. Sean has also founded Reaching for Real Life, a communication and leadership ministry dedicated to “More people living Real Life by passionately following Jesus.”
Sean is featured daily on the Reaching for Real Life radio program and podcast and is the author of A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Spirit-Filled Life: Rediscovering the Gift of the Spirit. In this new book, Sean explores and illuminates the explosive potential of Spirit-filled life as presented in the Scriptures. This exciting new work will be introduced at The Real Life Conference 2020!
Sean and Lauri have 2 married children, 4 grandchildren, and live in the Texas Hill Country.
In response to millennials being labeled noncommittal, lazy, entitled, slacktivists, Grant Skeldon started Initiative Network with the goal to unite and train young leaders to be Christ-loving, city-changing, church-investing, disciple-making local missionaries. Initiative has united and accelerated some of the most diverse and dynamic next gen leaders from across the country to collaboratively transform their cities together. He has written for Relevant, Church Leaders, The Gospel Coalition, and his new book on millennials, The Passion Generation has helped thousands of pastors and parents who are trying to reach, raise, and retain the next generation. Grant serves on the board of
Catalyst, as well as an associate for Leadership Network and Exponential.
John Meador has served as lead pastor of Cross City Church, formerly known as First Baptist Church Euless, since 2006. He is passionate about the Word of God and committed to teaching it creatively because he loves to watch it transform lives. Under his leadership, Cross City Church has become an inter-generational, multi-ethnic and mission-focused church. His compassionate heart and vision have shaped a church that reaches into the community through ministries like 6Stones Mission Network and all over the world, impacting nations such as Cuba, Columbia, Tanzania and India. He possesses a contagious compassion to help other pastors have a plan to share the Gospel. In 2014, he created “Can We Talk?”, a conversational Gospel sharing method that’s now finding widespread favor across the nation. John and his wife Kim have been married for over 41 years and are parents of 6 grown children.
Larry Osborne is a lead and teaching pastor at North Coast Church in Vista, California. During his tenure, the church has grown from 128 to over 13,000 on a weekend with 7 local campuses.
Built around sermon-based small groups, North Coast has a participation rate of over 90 percent of its weekend attendance in small groups, and known for its pioneering role in the use of a teaching teams, video venues, and multi-site ministry. Larry writes and speaks on the subjects of discipleship and leadership. His books on the Christian life include: Thriving In Babylon, Accidental Pharisees, A Contrarian’s Guide To Knowing God, and 10 Dumb Things Smart Christians Believe. His leadership books include: Sticky Teams, Sticky Church, Sticky Leaders, Mission Creep, The Unity Factor and Lead Like a Shepherd.
Learn about the 2020 Breakout Sessions
Sharing the Gospel with Confidence
Building the confidence to help someone know for sure they have a real relationship with Jesus.
The Secret Sin: Gearing Up For Every Man's Battle
A discussion on the battle against sexual temptation–how to begin to understand the triggers, developing a toolbox to resist and finding freedom in Jesus and the community around us.
Discipleship at Home: Leading through the Tough Stuff
We all want to lead our families well and pass on an authentic faith to our kids. How do you do that when you have your hands full with unbelief, sexual integrity and identity issues, anxiety, suicide, gaming and other challenges?
Leading Women to Lead: A discussion for Men and Women
We have daughters, sisters, female friends. The workplace is now 47% women, the church 55%. How do we lead women to see and grasp their full God-given potential in leadership?
Sight is the ability to see things as they are. Vision is to see things as they can be. Vision brings passion, discipline, motivation, direction, and purpose. You were created for a purpose to accomplish a God given vision. Learn how your key to peace, joy, leadership, and success is found in accomplishing you God given vision.
Coaching Others / Do I Have What It Takes?
Find out the four pillars of a good coach. Are you ready to help someone discover their passion, place, and purpose?
Leading a Missional Movement
Learn lessons from a neighborhood outreach and how you can take the gospel outside of the church to those who need it.
4 Main Sessions
2 Breakout Sessions
Friday Night (7:00 – 9:00pm) – Worship & Opening Session
Saturday (9:00 am – 5:00 pm) – Main Sessions & Breakouts
Friday, February 28
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Speaker – Sean Azzaro
Saturday, February 29
9:00am – 10:30am
10:30am – 10:40am
10:40am – 11:40am
11:40am – 12:40pm
12:40pm – 2:25pm
2:25pm – 2:35pm
2:35pm – 3:35pm
3:35pm – 3:40pm
3:40pm – 5:00pm
Speaker – Larry Osborne
Breakout Session A
Speaker – John Meador
Breakout Session B
Speaker – Grant Skeldon
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