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Cost and Admission

This is a paid event.

$49.00Early Bird
Includes general admission ticket to the Jesus People Concert. Additional $10 for assigned concert seating. Last day to register for "Early Bird" is October 31, 2021.
$99.00General Registration
Includes general admission ticket to the Jesus People Concert. Additional $10 for assigned concert seating.
$125.00Day of Registration
Includes general admission ticket to the Jesus People Concert. Additional $10 for assigned concert seating.
$20.00Concert Admission with General Seating
$30.00Concert Admission with Assigned Floor Seating
$10.00Biola Student Conference Registration
Includes general admission ticket to the Jesus People Concert
$30.00Biola Faculty/Staff Conference Admission
Includes general admission ticket to the Jesus People Concert
$25.00Non Biola Student Conference Registration
Includes general admission ticket to the Jesus People Concert
$39.00Single Day
Additional $10 for assigned concert seating
$40.00Early Bird Group Rate (10+) per person
Includes general admission ticket to the Jesus People Concert. Additional $10 per person for assigned concert seating. Last day to register for "Early Bird" is October 31, 2021.
$90.00General Group Rate (10+) per person
Includes general admission ticket to the Jesus People Concert. Additional $10 per person for assigned concert seating.



What is the Ablaze Conference?

During the Jesus People Movement of the 1960s, the Holy Spirit provoked a spiritual awakening all across Southern California. In God’s Forever Family, Larry Eskridge argues that “the Jesus People Movement is one of the most significant American religious phenomena of the postwar period.” Thousands of lives were transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. As we have come to examine this movement, we ask ourselves, “Can the Holy Spirit do it again?” We believe he can. We believe our faithful Lord can ignite a spiritual awakening in our university and students, in our churches and in our lives.

This conference will compel us to pursue an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, to respond to the call of rekindling our passion for evangelism and to faithfully continue preaching the transformative gospel of the cross. Biola University’s Center for the Study of the Work and Ministry of the Holy Spirit and The Wheaton College Billy Graham Center will be partnering to launch a 3-day conference in which the power of the cross will set us ablaze for the Kingdom of God.

You will hear from numerous pastors, evangelists and scholars through plenaries, panels and workshops that will center around worship, evangelism, reconciliation, outreach, pastoral ministries, theology and more. We will also engage in times of worship each session, with a special Jesus People concert on Friday night.

Dr. Barry Corey (President of Biola University), Dr. Clinton Arnold (Dean of Talbot School of Theology) and Oscar Merlo (Director of the Center for the Study of the Work and Ministry of the Holy Spirit Today) welcomes you to the Ablaze Conference.


Questions?

Contact Center for the Study of the Work and Ministry of the Holy Spirit Today at:
(562) 903-4745
holyspirit.center@biola.edu


Plenary Speakers

 

Matthew Chandler

Matthew Chandler



Greg Thornbury

Greg Thornbury



Tanya Riches

Tanya Riches

Tanya Riches is Senior Lecturer and M.Th. program coordinator at Hillsong College. Her monograph entitled Worship and Social Engagement in Urban Aboriginal-led Australian Pentecostal Congregations (2019) was released with Brill following her PhD degree at Fuller Theological Seminary. It investigates the worship and social justice initiatives of urban Aboriginal-led Pentecostal Christian congregations. In addition, her co-edited volume entitled The Hillsong Movement Examined: You Call Me Out Upon the Waters (2017) draws together insider and outsider scholars writing on various aspects of the Hillsong Movement. In addition, she has authored well over ten articles and four chapters in scholarly volumes on Christianity and worship.



Glenn Packiam

Glenn Packiam



Greg Laurie

Greg Laurie



Cheryl Brodersen

Cheryl Brodersen



Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer



Eddie Byun

Eddie Byun



Kenneth Ulmer

Kenneth Ulmer

Kenneth C. Ulmer has been a senior pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Los Angeles since 1982. In 2000, the congregation purchased The Great Western Forum (previous home of the Los Angeles Lakers), which they also operated as a commercial entertainment venue before selling it to Madison Square Garden in 2013. Dr. Ulmer was a founding board member and former president of The King’s University in Los Angeles, adjunct professor and director of The King’s At Oxford; an annual summer session held at Oxford University. After accepting his call to the ministry, Dr. Ulmer founded Macedonia Bible Church in San Pedro, California. Dr. Ulmer is currently the presiding bishop over Macedonia International Bible Fellowship, an association of pastors representing ministries in Africa and the United States, and based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In addition, Dr. Ulmer is the founder and CEO of The Ulmer Institute, a non-profit organization focused on the research, training and treatment of psychological trauma in urban communities. He has written several book, including Passion God,Training To Win: A Spiritual Guide to Victorious Living, Passing The Generation Blessing and his latest book, Walls Can Fall: Race, Reconciliation and Righteousness in a Divided World. Dr. Ulmer and his wife have been married for over 40 years and have two daughters, one son and five grandchildren.

Worship Teams and Jesus People Concert Artists

 

Voz Church

Voz Church



Nancy Honeytree

Nancy Honeytree



Myesha Chaney

Myesha Chaney

Workshop Speakers

 

Wilfred Graves

Wilfred Graves



Joy Qualls

Joy Qualls



Allen Yeh

Allen Yeh



Leon Harris

Leon Harris



Octavio Esqueda

Octavio Esqueda

Octavio Javier Esqueda is a professor of Christian higher education and the director of the doctoral programs in educational studies at Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. He was born and raised in Guadalajara, México, where he graduated with a Licenciatura in Latin American Literature from the University of Guadalajara as well as two additional diplomas, one on religion and society and the second on journalism. He graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with an M.A. in Christian Education and completed his doctorate (Ph.D.) in Higher Education at the University of North Texas. He is an avid soccer fan. He and his wife Angélica have two children, Darío and Salma. Dr. Esqueda has several publications on theological education, Christian higher education, and literature. Teaching is his passion and has had the opportunity to teach in several countries on different academic levels.



Nate Bell

Nate Bell



Lester Ruth Duke

Lester Ruth Duke



Birgitta Johnson

Birgitta Johnson



David Horner

David Horner



Ari Kelman

Ari Kelman



Gerardo Marti

Gerardo Marti



Oden Fong

Oden Fong



Brian Brodersen

Brian Brodersen



Alan Frow

Alan Frow



Steve Chang

Steve Chang



Wayne Chaney

Wayne Chaney



Richard Kim

Richard Kim



Rene Molina Jr.

Rene Molina Jr.



Oscar Garcia-Johnson

Oscar Garcia-Johnson



Oscar Merlo

Oscar Merlo

Mission and Theology

Time Workshop Speaker
Friday, 9–10 a.m. Wilfred Graves
Friday, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Joy Qualls
Friday, 4–5 p.m. Allen Yeh
Saturday, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Leon Harris
Saturday, 10:40–11:40 a.m. Nate Bell

 

Development of Christian Music

Time Workshop Speaker
Friday, 9–10 a.m. Leser Ruth
Friday, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Birgitta Johnson
Friday, 2:45–3:45 p.m. Ari Kelman
Friday, 4–5 p.m. David Horner
Saturday, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Gerardo Marti
Saturday, 10:40–11:40 a.m. Glen Packiam

 

Salt & Light Documentary

Time Workshop Speaker
Friday, 1:30–2:45 p.m. N/A

 

JPM and Pastoral Implications

Time Workshop Speaker
Friday, 9–10 a.m. Matthew Chandler
Friday, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Brian Broderson
Friday, 2:45–3:45 p.m. Alan Frow
Friday, 4–5 p.m. Steve Chang
Saturday, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Oden Fong
Saturday, 10:40–11:40 a.m. Wayne Chaney

 

JPM and New Generations Implications

Time Workshop Speaker
Friday, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Richard Kim
Friday, 2:45–3:45 p.m. Rene Molina Jr.
Friday, 4–5 p.m. JP Foster

 

JPM Spanish Track

Time Workshop Speaker
Friday, 1:30–2:30 p.m. Gerson Hernandez
Friday, 2:45–3:45 p.m. Oscar Johnson
Friday, 4–5 p.m. Octavio Esquedo
Saturday, 9:30–10:30 a.m. Marcos Witt
Saturday, 10:40–11:40 a.m. Oscar Merlo

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Time Activity Speaker/Musician Location
4–6 p.m. Registration Welcome Center
7–8:45 p.m. Plenary #1: Jesus People Movement and the Holy Spirit Pastor Matt Chandler

Worship by Evan Craft
Chase Gymnasium

 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Time Activity Speaker/Musician Location
7:30–9 a.m. Registration
8–9 a.m.* Breakfast with Matt Chandler

Registration is required (will open in July)
9–10 a.m. Workshop #1 Various Locations
10–10:10 a.m. Break
10:10–11:50 a.m. Plenary #2: JP Worship and Music Dr. Greg Thornbury, Dr. Tanya Riches and Dr. Glenn Packiam

Worship by Voz Church
Chase Gymnasium
12:15–1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30–2:30 p.m. Workshop #2 Various Locations
2:30–2:45 p.m. Break
2:45–3:45 p.m. Workshop #3 Various Locations
3:45–4 p.m. Break
4–5 p.m. Workshop #4 Various Locations

5–6:30 p.m.

Dinner Break
6:30–7:15 p.m. Plenary #3: Evangelism and Revival Pastor Greg Laurie

Worship by Biola Students

Chase Gymnasium
7:15–7:30 p.m. Break
7:30–9:40 p.m. Jesus People Concert featuring: The Salt Company, Matthew Ward and Nelly Greisen of The Second Chapter of Acts, Nancy Honeytree and Love Song.
Greg Laurie, Cheryl Broderson and Marcos Witt Chase Gymnasium

 

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Time Activity Speaker/Musician Location
8–9 a.m. Breakfast
9–9:20 a.m. Worship Myesha Chaney Chase Gymnasium
9:20–9:30 a.m. Break
9:30–10:30 a.m. Workshop #5 Various Locations
10:30–10:40 a.m. Break
10:40–11:40 a.m. Workshop #6 Various Locations
11:40 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch with JP Foster

Registration is required (will open in July)
11:40 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch Break
1–2:40 p.m. Plenary #4: JP Protest as Social Reform Dr. Ed. Stetzer, Dr. Kenneth Ulmer, Dr. Eddie Byun

Worship by Love Song
Chase Gymnasium
2:40–2:50 p.m. Closing Remarks Clint Arnold Chase Gymnasium
2:50–3 p.m. Commissioning Oscar Merlo Chase Gymnasium
3–3:20 p.m. Closing Worship and Celebration Love Song Chase Gymnasium

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