Wave Conference 2017 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 2 at 7:30 p.m. and continues through Friday, August 4, is “Whatever It Takes.” It is an annual event hosted by Wave Church and its senior pastors, Steve and Sharon Kelly, located in Virginia Beach, Va.
Wave Church is a beacon in the community and a template for unity and family values. It has adopted the theme, “Whatever It Takes” for the 2017 Wave Conference. This phrase runs deep down to the core of Wave Church’s DNA. The premise is “Whatever It Takes” we must meet people where they are and the driving force behind this mission must always be rooted in a genuine love for all people.
Much has been said throughout time about endurance. When one has the heart to be successful, they quickly learn that convenience and ease are not part of the journey. When moving from comfort to passion, you cross a bridge. This bridge’s toll is what separates good from great and average from extraordinary.
Pastors Steve and Sharon have crossed this bridge by modeling a “whatever it takes” mentally through practical example. From sacrificing other enticing opportunities, to investing critical time into the leadership staff and casting a vision, that encompasses a global spectrum of outreach to a hurting world. These two wear their hearts on their sleeves when it comes to building the local church. That is what has made Wave a successful bridge to the community.
The upcoming conference is a microcosm of the efforts this dynamic duo has exerted since their arrival to the United States with the hope of seeing people of all ethnicities and backgrounds worship together. It is no surprise that this event attracts thousands of attendees from all across the globe each year. The three-day conference takes place at 1000 Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach, Va. and promises to be one the entire family will enjoy.
Acclaimed speakers from around the globe will visit Virginia Beach for Wave Conference. In conjunction with the many personalities represented at this year’s conference is Luke Barnett, from Dream City Church in Phoenix, Ariz., Russell and Sam Evans from Planetshakers Church in Australia, Jeremy Johnson from Fearless Church in Los Angeles, Cali., and musical guest, Planetshakers from Planetshakers Church in Australia. All of the featured speakers have been privileged to speak at conferences and churches around the world.
This year, Wave Conference will feature its Wave Worship Band including a live recording of their upcoming album during one of the conference nights. The Wave Conference 2017 theme is “Whatever It Takes.” When speaking of the 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.
With over three decades of full-time ministry Kelly and his wife, Sharon, pastor an amazing and dynamic church while overseeing several others worldwide. Wave Church is a worship experience geared towards the entire family, complete with programs for children as well as middle and high school ages.
Kelly is one of the leading voices for a new generation of believers. His personal and practical style of preaching, complete with just the right amount of humor, complements his sound teaching and reaches audiences worldwide. His messages render hope that builds on the abundance of God’s grace and the gift of righteousness. With the overarching theme, “Shame off you” Kelly’s ministry has led thousands of people into a relationship with Jesus Christ, by sharing the message of His love, goodness, and grace.
Wave has multi-site campuses throughout Virginia, North Carolina, and California. The main campus is located in Virginia Beach, where the conference will take place. The Accent of Leadership author has a passion for winning the lost and leading generations in the direction of their purpose in Christ. Wave Conference 2017 will mirror this passion.
Within Wave Conference are electives for different aspects of church and community leadership including creative arts, church building, pastoring, business, youth conference, and kid’s camp. Some of the world’s most influential leaders and communicators will attend this year’s conference. To receive the latest details about Wave Conference, 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!
To register for Wave Conference 2017 or for further information visit www.waveconference.com. Over the years, this three-day event has proven to be one you will not want to miss. This event, consisting of three nights and two days, kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2 and culminates on Friday night, August 4. Pastors Steve and Sharon Kelly are thrilled to welcome all attendees to Virginia Beach for Wave Conference 2017 “Whatever It Takes!”
By Cherese Jackson (Virginia)
Wave Church: Press Release
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