Whole Life Discipleship Conference
  • 10001 MD-108
    Columbia, MD 21044

  • Ministry Center

Whole Life Discipleship Conference

Saturday, March 9 from 10am – 5pm

Jesus said to his disciples, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28.19-20).

Each new generation must ask afresh: how are we to be Jesus’ disciples in our context? How are we to faithfully make disciples? How are healthy disciples formed?

This day long conference will include keynote sessions and a selection of seminars around the topic of whole-life discipleship – following Jesus in all of life through all of life across all generations of life.

Keynote Speaker: Donald C. Guthrie, EdD.

Donald Guthrie serves as Executive Director of the Center for Transformational Churches; Director of the PhD program for Educational Studies and teaches at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

Prior to joining the TEDS faculty, Donald worked in campus ministry with the Coalition for Christian Outreach in Pittsburgh, PA and served on the faculty and administration of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO. He is a co-author of Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving.

Donald grew up near Pittsburgh, PA, in a family that is grateful for a multi-generation legacy of God’s grace. He has enjoyed serving as an elder in several local churches for thirty years. In these churches, Donald has regularly taught classes, trained teachers, lead small groups, and participated in community service. Donald is a frequent teacher at conferences and retreats, often addressing cultural trends, intergenerational ministry, calling and vocation, and adult learning. Donald and Mary have two young adult children, Ben and Erin.


  • 10:00 am – Session 1
  • 11:00 am – Breakout Sessions
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1:15 pm – Session 2
  • 2:30 pm – Breakout Sessions
  • 3:45 pm – Session 3
  • 5:00 pm – Conference Ends

Breakout Sessions

Details Pending


There is no charge to attend. Extra charges may apply if you choose to order a boxed lunch or request childcare. Childcare will be $5 per child.


During the registration process you will be able to order your lunch as an “add-on” items.

A boxed lunch options include:

  • your choice of either a sandwich or salad
  • side item: chips, potato salad, pasta salad, broccoli salad
  • dessert: cookie or brownie.

Costs will apply. For example, if you purchase one boxed lunch sandwich, one side item, and one dessert item, then your total cost will be $10.50.

Source of the food: Honey Baked Ham.