2019 CoMo Christian Men's Conference
Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
3615 Southland Dr, Columbia, MO 65201
Matt Chandler to Headline 2019 CoMo Christian Men's Conference
Matt was born near Seattle and, due to growing up with a father in the military, moved several times before settling in the Houston area. He attended church during his childhood and adolescence but did not truly know and follow Jesus until the age of 17.
God used Matts love for football to link his path with another teammate, Jeff Faircloth, placing their lockers directly next to each other. Jeff approached Matt one day after practice and announced that they were going to have a conversation about Jesus, but Matt could choose when the conversation took place.
Matt became intrigued. Over time, God began to break down the walls. Matt researched and studied, trying to find reasons why he didnt have to believe and didnt have to submit to Jesus Christ. But in the middle of Matts doubts and intellectual barriers, Jesus rescued him and captivated his heart.
Matt went on to serve as the youth pastor of a small church near Houston before attending Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas, where he received a bachelor's degree in Bible. While at Hardin-Simmons, Matt became the teacher of an inter-denominational Bible study for college students. He also served on staff at Beltway Park Church. After several years in Abilene, Matt moved to Dallas but continued his itinerant speaking ministry.
Matts hope is that we would know and worship the triune God rightly, that both our minds and hearts would be full of and shaped by Him.
In 2002, Matt became the lead teaching pastor of Highland Village First Baptist Church, now known as The Village Church. In 1999, he married his wife, Lauren. They have three children: Audrey, Reid and Norah.
On Thanksgiving 2009, Matt suffered a seizure in his living room. He was rushed to a hospital where an MRI revealed a golf ball-size mass in his right frontal lobe. Once the tumor was removed, he was diagnosed with anaplastic, or malignant, non-encapsulated oligodendroglioma, WHO grade three.
After undergoing 18 months of radiation and chemo, Matt was given a clean bill of health. He continues to receive regular MRI scans to monitor his progress. God has been unbelievably gracious and merciful throughout this story, using itespecially Matt's health updatesto encourage The Village and others around the world.
In 2012, Matt became the president of Acts 29, a network of churches planting churches. He brought a fresh vision to the organization, mapping out four specific hopes for its futureplant churches who plant churches, be known for holiness and humility, become radically diverse and be serious about evangelism and conversion. Matt has authored three books, with a fourth on the way.
See Matt Chandler LIVE on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at The Crossing in Columbia, MO. (8:30 am to 3:30 pm)
Reserve your tickets NOW by clicking on this link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3319228
The mission of the CoMo Christian Mens Conference is to bring men from a variety of faith backgrounds together in an environment where they feel safe and challenged to explore a more meaningful relationship with God.
QUESTIONS? Please call Fred Parry at 573-449-6644 with questions or email fred@CoMoChristian.com
Thank you! We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 CoMo Christian Men's Conference!
The Crossing Church, Columbia, Mo (View)
3615 Southland Drive
Columbia, MO 65201
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|