Join young adults from all around the West Coast who will be exploring the new thing God is doing in us through the practice of sabbath. We want to invite you and your friends to join us for three days in Arroyo Grande for the first ever Young Adults Collective where we will rest, worship and be empowered by The Holy Spirit. This is the first event where four Foursquare Districts are partnering together to host this amazing retreat (SoCal, CPD, Distrito Hispano del Suroeste and Pacific Southwest). We are very excited to see young adults gather from all around California and beyond.
The speakers and schedule of Collective have been framed out for you to benefit from a restful setting and pace, time to enjoy meaningful relationships, and sessions to be re-energized in heart and mind.
“See, I am doing a new thing!” -Isaiah 43:19
Three Main Sessions led by A.J. Swoboda and Dennis Easter with Bill Chaney, Ashton Fish, Chris White and Eric Bozeman. Worship led by Jim Ranger and team.
Hope Church - Arroyo Grande Foursquare Church
900 Oak Park Blvd
Arroyo Grande CA 93420
Dr. A. J. Swoboda is a professor, author, and pastor of Theophilus in urban Portland, Oregon. He teaches theology, biblical studies, and Christian history at George Fox Evangelical and Fuller Seminaries, including a number of other universities and Bible colleges. He is the lead mentor of a Doctor of Ministry program on the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary. well, he is the founder and director of Blessed Earth Northwest, a center that helps think creatively and strategically around creation care issues in the Pacific Northwest. Alongside this work, he serves as the national director of the Seminary Stewardship Alliance—a consortium of Christian higher-ed schools that are thinking strategically about Christian training in creation care. Previous to this, A.J. served as a campus pastor at the University of Oregon. His doctoral research at the University of Birmingham (U.K.) explored the never-ending relationship between the Holy Spirit and ecology. He is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. A.J. is the author of The Dusty Ones (Baker), Tongues and Trees: Toward a Pentecostal Ecological Theology (JPTSup, Deo), and Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology (Baker Academic). You can find his website and blog at www.ajswoboda.com, or follow him on Twitter @mrajswoboda.
Jim Ranger is a worship pastor at New Life Church, Bakersfield. Jim has performed on many stages across the United States. Jim has self produced 2 albums, one with the support of a largely successful Kick Starter campaign. Jim's name has grown far beyond his home town church where he started. His music has inspired and challenged people all over the country to take a deeper look into their relationship with God. Jim lives and breathes music. The authenticity, soulfulness, and passion behind his lyrics are what distinguish him from other singer/songwriters of his day. Let's be honest the dude can Flat.Out.Sing.
Friday, November 10
5pm: Registration opens
7:00pm: Opening Session with A.J Swoboda
Saturday, November 11
9:30am-Noon: Morning Sessions with A.J. Swoboda
12:00pm: Lunch and Afternoon Free Time
6:30pm: Evening Session with Dennis Easter
Sunday, November 12
10:00am-Noon: Beach service with baptisms
You have to book your own lodging for the retreat. The three options we recommend are: hotel, Airbnb or camping at the North Share of Pismo Beach.