4:19 Disciple Makers Conference
Friday & Saturday, August 22 & 23
Speakers: Greg Ogden and Ralph Rittenhouse
Cost: Early-bird registration before July 1, 2020:
One ticket $25, Two for $40
After July 1, 2020: One ticket $30, Two for $50
Registration includes Greg Ogden's book Transforming Discipleship. The 4:19 Disciple Makers Conference provides resources, knowledge and skills needed to disciple those God entrusts to us. Annual trainings, such as this, will build up our skill set in practical ways to lead groups and provide one-on-one discipleship. Register below.
Greg Ogden is “retired” or better yet “redeployed” (as of March, 2012) from professional church leadership. He now lives out his passion of speaking, teaching, and writing about the disciple-making mission of the church. Most recently Greg served as Executive Pastor of Discipleship at Christ Church of Oak Brook, IL. in the Chicago western suburbs. From 1998-2002, Greg held the position of Director of the Doctor of Ministry Program at Fuller Theological Seminary and Associate Professor of Lay Equipping and Discipleship. Prior to coming to Fuller, Greg enjoyed 24 years in pastoral ministry.
He is the author of six books: Unfinished Business: Returning the Ministry to the People of God (Zondervan, 2003), Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ: Expanded and Revised (InterVarsity Press, 2019), Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time (Intervarsity Press, 2016); with co-author, Daniel Meyer, Leadership Essentials: Shaping Vision, Multiplying Influence, Defining Character (InterVarsity Press, 2007), The Essential Commandment: A Guide to Loving God and Others (InterVarsity Press, 2011), and lastly, Essential Guide to Becoming a Disciple (November, 2016).
Dr. Ogden is a chairman of the board of Global Discipleship Initiative (GDI). GDI trains, coaches, and inspires pastors and Christian leaders to establish indigenous, multiplying, disciple making movements, both nationally and internationally. (globaldi.org)
It has been a joy to be married to Lily for 50 years and we have one married daughter who with her husband are practicing pediatricians in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Ogdens are now “obnoxious” grandparents to their 13 year-old granddaughter, Claire and an 10 year-old grandson, Dylan.
Ralph Rittenhouse was born in Miami, Florida, son of Pastor Ralph and Frances Rittenhouse. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in music. In 1968 he was ordained to preach by Olympia Baptist Church. In 1969 he joined Campus Crusade for Christ and served as City Director for High School Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1974 he and his wife and children moved to Southern California and served as Director of Campus Crusade’s Music Ministry. Then after receiving a Master’s in Biblical Studies in 1983 from Grace Graduate School of Theology, he pastored Camarillo Community Church in Southern California for the next 32 years. With Dr. Greg Ogden, he launched the Global Discipleship Initiative in 2015 and currently serves as its president.