Challenge is simply a tool.
We’re praying that Challenge 2014 would be a catalytic week for equipping, maturing, and sending out transformed disciples of Jesus.
God is bringing together an extremely gifted team, a perfect venue, and exciting opportunities to bring the gospel to bear on thousands of students ready to partner with Him in Kansas City and around the world.
C’mon now. That’s something to get stoked about.
It’s about Restoration.
The Challenge 2014 theme is a message of renewal, personally and cosmically. The gospel of Jesus Christ is so much more than a philosophy or a sub-culture. It’s the very power of God to restore a broken universe. And it’s at work in us. Right now.
Stories of God's grace in and through students.
What is Challenge?
The components that make us more than a conference.
Make a difference in the city that will last. Or take it easy on the dodgeball court after a full day of learning. Either way, the afternoons are yours to enjoy.
Keeping youth workers informed about the events of the day. Every day.
Have a blast learning and growing with the community you came with during “Huddle” times every morning.
Pause at 5:42 each evening and come together for a rich time of prayer.
Worship under the Word with thousands of others.
The international project of Challenge Conference.
Meet the practitioners bringing the Word.
Reid Kapple is pastor of high school ministries at Christ Community Church (EFCA) in Leawood, Kan. Reid enjoys ultimate Frisbee, BBQ, and pearl button shirts. Above all, he desires to see students learn, love and live into the gospel of Jesus Christ in every aspect of their lives.
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Jeff Vanderstelt serves as one of the elders and teachers of Soma Tacoma. He is also the visionary leader of Soma, a family of churches spread throughout North America. Jeff is married to Jayne and together they love and shepherd their three children in gospel, life, and mission.
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Currently serving as the executive director of ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records. For over 16 years D.A. has used rap as a tool to help educate the people of God on the precepts of Scripture as well as to evangelize to the lost by presenting them with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Serving as the national director of ReachStudents at the EFCA since August 2008, Shane’s life mission is beautify the Bride of Jesus Christ by spreading a passionate treasuring of Him above all else among his family, friends, students and youth workers so that we may glorify and enjoy Him together forever.
Nick is the founder and primary evangelist for PULSE, a Twin Cities-based ministry leading the largest student-led prayer and outreach efforts in America. Married to his best friend, Nick and Tiffany live in Minneapolis, Minn. with their first child Truett, born in July 2012.