Has consumerism killed the American Church? Many are concerned about the state of Christianity in America, especially when we see the vibrant faith of Christians in other parts of the world. Francis Chan was once a mega-church pastor and left it behind to live in Asia and learn from believers there. Don’t miss the important lessons he shares about what the Scriptures really teach about God’s vision for His Church!
Pastor and speaker Francis Chan has written numerous bestselling books including Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply, and You and Me Forever. In addition to founding Cornerstone Church, where he pastored for 16 years, Francis helped launch Radius International, which equips cross-cultural church planters with skills necessary to plant healthy, viable, reproducing churches. He recently started Project Bayview discipleship homes for men and women coming out of addiction or incarceration. He is currently a pastor of We Are Church which is planting churches in Northern California. Francis and Lisa, his wife of 25 years, have seven children and one beautiful granddaughter.
Chris Brooks is the Senior Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of 5 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.