Amid turbulent times, it is more important than ever for the local church to rise up and meet this opportune moment with hope. Wave Conference 2018 is leading the charge in redirecting our attention to the “One” who enables peace in chaos. This is an event featuring world-renowned speakers, incredible music and a host of workshops for every walk of life. The theme for this three-day conference, which begins Wednesday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. and continues through Friday, August 3, is SEEK. It is an annual event hosted by Wave Church and its senior pastors, Steve and Sharon Kelly, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
With nearly four decades of full-time ministry Kelly and his wife, Sharon, lead an amazing and dynamic church while overseeing several others worldwide. Wave Church is a worship experience designed for the entire family, complete with programs for children as well as middle and high school ages. Kelly was on staff, and the senior leadership team at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia for many years before returning to the USA to lead Wave Church. When speaking of the annual conference, Pastor Steve said:
Wave Conference exists to champion the cause of the local church and see lives changed by God. Our mission is cultivating dreams, empowering churches, and equipping people to live better lives.
Kelly is a highly sought-after speaker who has shared in conferences and symposiums around the globe. His personal and practical style of preaching, complete with just the right amount of humor, complements his sound teaching and reaches audiences of all ages. His messages render hope that is built on the abundance of God’s grace and the gift of righteousness. Over the years, Pastor Steve’s ministry has led thousands of people into a relationship with Jesus Christ, by simply sharing the message of God’s love, goodness, and grace.
All of the featured presenters have been privileged to speak at conferences and churches around the world. Special guests for this year’s event include Pastor Ed Young and Derek Donley from Fellowship Church in Texas, Erwin Raphael McManus from Mosaic Church in California., Levi Lusko from Fresh Life Church in Montana, Manny Arango from World Overcomers Christian Church in North Carolina, Peter Wilson from Lakewood Church in Texas, Dr. Donald Lichi, practicing in Ohio, Dr. Scott Wilson, Director of the Institute for Creativity, Leadership and Management (ICLM) in Denmark. The musical guest, this year is Mosaic MSC from Mosaic Church in Los Angeles, Calif.
It is a crucial time for us to individually and collectively seek God’s divine intervention for the challenges facing us. We need God’s captivating power and presence in our cities and personal lives. When speaking of this year’s focus, Timna Jones, Director of Events and Digital Marketing, said:
Given the climate of our world today, it is more important than ever to be intentional about seeking Jesus, the source where all things flow from. Jeremiah 29:13 declares, ‘You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’ Throughout all of Wave Conference, we want to communicate that not only are we to be intentional in seeking relationship with Him, but He is actively and passionately seeking us.
Wave has multi-site campuses throughout Virginia, North Carolina and a fast-growing location in Los Angeles, CA. However, the Church’s headquarters is located in Virginia Beach. The Accent of Leadership author has a passion to win the lost and lead generations in the direction of their purpose in Christ. Wave Conference 2018 will mirror this passion. As stated on the website:
Wave Church’s primary mission is to help people live life well and find their purpose in Christ through being planted in the local church.”
Within Wave Conference, there are electives held for different aspects of church and community leadership including creative arts, church building, pastoring, business, youth conference, and kid’s camp. Some of the most influential leaders and communicators are in attendance of this conference which is geared towards the whole family.
This three-day event is designed for the entire family and has proven in past years to be one people will not want to miss. SEEK begins at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1 and goes through Friday, August 3. Wave Conference will feature life-changing speakers, powerful music and a host of workshops for every walk of life. Wave Church and its senior pastors, Steve and Sharon Kelly, are excited to welcome all attendees to Virginia Beach for this annual event.
To register for Wave Conference 2018 or for further information visit www.waveconference.com or to schedule an interview, please contact Timna Jones at (757) 481-5005 or by email at [email protected] To receive the latest details about this annual event, download the Wave Conference App from your app store TODAY! This will be your go-to source to get all the latest information throughout the conference. Download it today!
By Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
Wave Church: Press Release
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