Date(s) - 06/19/13 - 06/22/13
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Concordia University Irvine Category: Exodus Events
It is the desire of the Exodus conference staff to provide a broad range of program events and choices for conference delegates. Every day is packed with both small and large planned meetings, teachings, and discussion groups. Even if this is your first conference, you will find plenty of events to get involved in. Each day has General Sessions & Workshops will be available Thursday through Saturday.
Conference Schedule, June 19
|Wednesday – 6/19|
|2:00 – 6:30 PM||On-Site Registration|
|4:30 – 6:30 PM||Dinner|
|6:00 – 6:45 PM||Student Refuge Informational Meeting|
|7:00 – 9:30 PM||General Session – Alan Chambers|
|9:30 – 10:30 PM||First Timer’s Reception, Refuge Groups|
Conference Schedule, June 20-22
|Thursday – 6/20||Friday – 6/21||Saturday – 6/22|
|6:45 – 8:30 AM||Breakfast||Breakfast||Breakfast|
|7:30 – 8:30 AM||Morning Devotions||Morning Devotions||Morning Devotions|
|9:00 – 10:30 AM||General Session –
Chip & Nate Collins
|General Session –
|General Session –
|10:45 – 12:15 PM||Workshop Session||Workshop Session||Workshop Session|
|12:00 – 1:30 PM||Lunch||Lunch||Lunch|
|1:30 – 2:45 PM||Workshop Session||Workshop Session||Workshop Session|
|3:00 – 5:00 PM||SIGs, Refuge Groups||SIGs, Refuge Groups||SIGs, Refuge Groups|
|4:30 – 6:30 PM||Dinner||Dinner||Dinner|
|7:00 – 9:30 PM||General Session –
|General Session –
|General Session –
Dr. Kathy Koch
|9:45 – 11:00 PM||Refuge Groups||Refuge Groups||Farewell Reception & Student Refuge|
In addition to powerful corporate worship and inspirational messages shared in the General Sessions, the Exodus Freedom Conference offers a variety of specialized tracks which include over 50 workshops, fellowship times, and small group opportunities.*
Gatherings, activities, and small group breakout sessions are designed to serve the major groups of conference participants. These groups include Men, Women, Parents & Family, Spouses, Married Couples, Pastors & Ministry Leaders, and Students.
Here are brief descriptions of each track offered at this year’s conference:
Events in this track provide unique opportunities to help men grow in biblical masculinity, healthy relationships, and maturity through community, strength, accountability, and strategy. Join your brothers in the battle!
“I could really feel the power and presence of God in every facet of the conference. I have been struggling in secret for many years, and I so desperately need freedom. The conference gave me the “push” I needed to start my own personal recovery.” – Keith
We have planned group times that will address female sexuality, identity, relationships, and wounds. Gather together with other women for a time of reflection, conversation and sharing in a safe environment of genuine understanding, compassion, truth and trust.
“This conference was an incredible blessing. I was not sure what to expect when I first came, but I found people who understood what was going on and showed nothing but love and encouragement to us. It also challenged me spiritually.” – Female, 52 – Indiana
Parents and Families
We are pleased to offer a special conference track for parents and family with loved ones who either struggle with or have embraced homosexuality. The small group times provide a safe environment to share honestly with other parents who understand and receive ministry support through prayer, practical advice, instruction, and encouragement.
“I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with people one-on-one about my experiences and theirs. Everyone seemed honest and genuine in their responses; the Conference inspires it.” – Fred, father
“I went from self pity and despair to hope. I fell more in love with Jesus from my encounters with His great power, mercy and love. I fell more in love with my precious daughter who is in the lifestyle.” – Babs, mother
Married Couples and Spouses
Specific workshops and fellowship times will be offered throughout the week for married couples and spouses. The couples track is for married couples only where one or both spouses has same sex attractions.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having this conference. My husband and I will never be the same.” -Female, 49 – California
Pastors and Ministry Leaders
If you are a minister, teacher, or leader within the body of Christ who is desiring to become better equipped in addressing this controversial topic and ministering to individuals and families within your local communities, this is your track! These smaller sessions will provide biblical and practical insight from leaders within Exodus, a ministry that continues to provide ministry support to tens of thousands of individuals for over 34 years now.
“As a pastor beginning to learn how to minister to homosexuals in the church, I leave with the compassion to minister to those struggling, the conviction that God’s mercy and power can overcome the sin, the courage to stand up for my fellow Christians who struggle, and the course to follow as God would use me to lead the church in welcoming home our lost.” -Male, 36 – California
The student track is restricted to those 18-21 and will discuss issues relevant to the next generation. Minors under the age of 17 will be welcome to attend all Student events when accompanied by their parent or guardian (View Underage Youth Policy Form). The student track provides students a daily program where they can connect with others through interactive small group time, hear teachings and discuss issues relevant to their generation, visit with old friends, and make new friends, which often provides ongoing support beyond the conference.
“I came reluctantly and naively thinking that it would all be teens dragged there by their parents and all the speakers would be “holier-than-thou” fire and brimstone preachers, and this was no at all what I found. Thank you for your attitudes and helping me to know what mine should be.” – Female, Nebraska
Young Adults Refuge
(For ages 22-30) This refuge will provide an opportunity to connect throughout the week for discussion on relevant topics through lighthearted conversation in a coffee shop style atmosphere. This will be a time for reflection, encouragement and processing of all the day’s events, and a time to gain some new friends and perspective.
* Please note that conference groups and speakers are subject to change. Some classes have restrictions, such as “Leaders Only”, “Men Only”, “Women Only”, and “Students Only”.