Finishing The Task Conference 2017
Staying the Course

December 5-7, 2017
Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, CA

Finishing The Task is an association of mission agencies and churches who want to see reproducing churches planted among every people groups in the world.  Does this passion also burn in your heart? Then we invite you to join us this year at the 2017 Finishing The Task Conference!

Who Should Attend?

If you identify with one or more of the following categories, this conference is for you!

This is a hands-on conference where you will interact with others to discover where the Lord is leading you!

Who Are the Keynote Presenters?

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Paul Eshleman — Director, Finishing the Task

Paul Eshleman is Vice President of Networks and Partnerships for Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ International). Paul founded the JESUS Film Project and served as its Director for 25 years. He led the nationwide “I Found it Campaign”, EXPLO 72, and recently headed the Strategy Working Committee for the Lausanne Movement. Paul currently serves as the Executive Director of the Finishing the Task Network and President of the Issachar Initiative. He and his wife Kathy have two adult children and live in Orange County, CA.


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Rick Warren — Pastor, Saddleback Church

Pastor Rick Warren founded Saddleback Valley Community Church with his wife Kay more than 30 years ago. Today, the church, located in Lake Forest, Calif., is one of the 10 largest and most influential churches in America. Recognizing his far-reaching influence, Pastor Warren developed The PEACE Plan to partner with churches, businesses and NGOs to Promote reconciliation, Equip servant leaders, Assist the poor, Care for the sick and Educate the next generation. Pastor Warren is also the author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history.


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Louie Giglio — Pastor, Passion City Church

Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.

Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Most recently, Passion 2017 gathered more than 55,000 students in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome in one of the largest collegiate gatherings in its history.

In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife Shelley lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords and the Passion Global Institute. Louie is the author of The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am, and Goliath Must Fall, releasing May 2017.


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Nik Ripken — Global Missiologist, IMB and Author, "The Insanity of God"

Dr. Nik and his wife, Ruth, are mission veterans for over 32 years with the International Mission Board, having served in Malawi, Transkei, South Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Germany, Ethiopia, and the Middle East.

Nik has a B.A. in Religion and History, along with a Masters and Doctorate in Ministry and both he and Ruth currently serve as Global Missiologists. Dr. Ripken is the author of many articles on missions and, along with Ruth, has done extensive research among the persecuted in approximately 70 countries. He is the author of "The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected" and "The Insanity of Obedience: Walking with Jesus in Tough Places". In cooperation with B&H Publishing, a curriculum based upon both books was developed in 2016 and a documentary based on "The Insanity of God" was released nationwide in 2016.

The Schedule

2017 FINISHING THE TASK CONFERENCE | Staying the Course
Tue, Dec 5 Wed, Dec 6 Thu, Dec 7
7:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast Information Information
8:30 Worship Worship Worship
8:45 Welcome Welcome Welcome
9:00 FTT Vision and Conference Welcome
Paul Eshleman
The Insanity of God
Nik Ripken
The Engaging Church
David Pope
9:15 The Need to Persevere
Rick Warren
10:15 Morning Break Morning Break
10:45 Morning Break Stories from the Field
Paul Eshleman
**Regional Breakouts
11:15 FTT Progress and Challenges
Paul Eshleman
12:00 Conference Overview Conference Review
12:30 Lunch & Networking Lunch & Networking Lunch & Testimonies
1:30 Newcomer Track
Alumni Track
Prayer Track
Student Track
**Workshops Commitment, Celebration, & Prayer
Louie Giglio, Paul Eshleman
3:00 Afternoon Break Afternoon Break
3:30 Newcomer Track
Alumni Track
Prayer Track
Student Track
**Workshops
5:00 Break Break
5:30 Dinner & Networking Dinner & Networking
7:00 The Insanity of God: The Movie
Nik and Ruth Ripken
9:00
** See detailed agenda in program
Schedule subject to change

The Workshops*

*Workshops and schedule subject to change

Registration Details