Apprentice 2013 National Event Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 26
9 a.m. – Thursday Workshop Intensives* – optional; additional fee
4 p.m. – Workshops End
6:30 p.m. – Apprentice Institute Dinner – optional; additional fee

Friday, Sept. 27
10 a.m. – Friday Conversations 1** – optional; additional fee
11:30 a.m. – Lunch – on your own
12:30 p.m. – Friday Conversations 2** – optional; additional fee
1 p.m. – Ministry Info Workshops*** – optional; free
3 p.m. – Plenary Session 1 – All Plenary Speakers, “The Story of God and Us” Opening Roundtable
4:15 p.m. – Plenary Session 2 – Donald Miller, “Living a Better Story”
5:15p.m. – Dinner – on your own
7 p.m. – Plenary Session 3 – James Bryan Smith, “Telling the Story: The Role of Narrative in Spiritual Formation”
8:15 p.m. – Plenary Session 4 – Mark Schultz, “The Story in Song” Concert
9:15 p.m. – Prayer for Sleeping – James Bryan Smith

Saturday, Sept. 28
9 a.m. – Opening Worship – Mark Schultz and James Bryan Smith
9:30 a.m. – Plenary Session 5 w/ dialogue – Brian McLaren, “Storyline or Story Space?: The Quest for a Biblical Narrative”
10:45 a.m. – Plenary Session 6 w/ dialogue – Juanita Rasmus, “The Story of You: Being the Word of God to Others”
11:30 a.m. – Lunch – on your own
1 p.m. – Plenary Session 7 w/ dialogue – James Choung, “The Big Story: Recapturing the Larger Context of the Gospel”
2 p.m. – Plenary Session 8 w/ dialogue – Mindy Caliguire, “Learning/Journeying/Following: Living Our Story Together”
2:45 p.m. – Closing and Prayer for Sending – James Bryan Smith

** Friday Conversations are limited access events for a small group of people (25 or less) to meet with one of the event speakers: Miller, McLaren, Smith, etc. These will be held at the Hyatt. You may sign up for this at registration or add it on later (as long as space is available). Additional fee required.

*** Ministry Information Workshops are free limited access events during which ministries will provide attendees with an overview of their spiritual formation and discipleship resources and give the latest updates on their activities. These will be held at Friends University. Free.


*The Workshop Intensives
Held on Thursday, Sept. 26, Thursday Workshop Intensives are smaller workshop tracks (20-60 people) on the below topics. Each workshop track includes four sessions and will be held at the Hyatt Regency. Participants will dig deeply into the presented content. Seating is limited. Lunch on your own. Additional fee required. Please register early.

  • “Spiritual Formation in a Culture of Busyness and Distraction” – Bob Fryling, Publisher, InterVarsity Presss
  • “Using the Apprentice Series Within Congregations” – Mike Renfro, business owner and Apprentice leader
  • “The Synergy of Spiritual Formation and Evangelism” – James Choung,
  • “Discovering Soul Care” – Mindy Caliguire, author, Discovering Soul Care
  • “Art and Spiritual Formation” – Juanita Rasmus, co-pastor, St. John’s Downtown (Houston)
  • “Reclaiming the Dignity of ‘Pastor’” – Steve Robbins and John Sparks, RobbinsNest Ministries