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AF Virtual Conference 2024

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October 9, 2024 to October 10, 2024

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How do we make sense of the changing landscape around us? Join us for our two-evening virtual conference The Optimistic Horizon: Navigating the Great Dechurching. With more people leaving the church and identifying as 'non-religious,' authors Jim Davis and Michael Graham will share insights from their book, 'The Great Dechurching,' exploring who's leaving, why, and strategies for reengagement. Despite this seismic shift, we remain optimistic about the future of the church. Join us as we uncover pathways for growth and renewal, anchored in the enduring promises of God.

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About the Speakers

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Michael Graham is Program Director at The Keller Center for Cultural Apologetics. He is also the executive producer and writer for the As In Heaven podcast. He received his MDiv at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando. He is a member at Orlando Grace Church. He is married to Sara, and they have two kids.

Jim Davis is teaching pastor at Orlando Grace Church (Acts 29). He is the host of the As in Heaven podcast on The Gospel Coalition podcast network and serves as a writer for The Dechurched Initiative. Jim writes frequently for The Gospel Coalition, Acts 29, and Family Life. He and his wife, Angela, speak for Family Life’s Weekend to Remember marriage getaways.


Wednesday | 7:30-9:00pm, EST
On the opening night of our conference, Michael Graham will delve into the data shedding light on those departing from the church and their motivations. Following his presentation, Canon Tony Melton will provide insights tailored to our Anglican community, leading a panel discussion featuring Michael Graham. The evening will conclude with an interactive session where attendees can pose questions to the panel.

Thursday | 7:30-9:00pm, EST
On the second evening of our conference, Jim Davis will share strategies aimed at reengagement and pathways for fostering growth and renewal. Following his presentation, Canon Seth Cain will guide us in envisioning these possibilities within our Anglican context, leading a panel discussion featuring Jim Davis. The evening will conclude with a chance for attendees to engage with the panel through questions and discussion.


$49/person. If you would like to purchase 10+ registrations, the cost is $29/person.
Registrants will receive a discount code to purchase The Great Dechurching. 

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