Join us for Family Weekend on September 8 & 9! Guest speakers will present messages relating to family life. Each campus will host a distinct speaker, giving you a variety of choices based on your family's needs. Choose the campus that is most relevant to your current stage of life.
Check out locations, topics, and speakers below!
Saturday at 7:00PM
Sunday at 9:15AM and 11:00AM
Speakers - Brad & Heidi Mitchell
We were childhood sweethearts who dated long-distance until we went to Wheaton College where we both got our B.A. After we had both graduated, Brad received his MDiv. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Brad has communicated to a wide variety of audiences around the world for over 27 years as a pastor and conference speaker. He has spoken multiple times at Willow Creek Community Church services. Additionally, Brad has developed and taught breakouts for the National Coalition of Men’s Ministries as well as for Willow Creek and Saddleback Church conferences. Brad has spoken for numerous men’s retreats across the country and is often a repeat guest. Brad is Lead Pastor of a church in the Cincinnati area. He has pastored large churches in South Carolina and Michigan. Prior to that he was on staff at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago as the director of three ministries: Men’s, Sports, and Prayer. Brad spent nine years in Minnesota planting a church in a small town that reached 500 people for Christ.
Heidi has been a pastor’s wife for over 27 years. God has gifted her with international opportunities as a conference and event speaker. Heidi is passionate about building strong marriages, ministering to women, and parenting. She has taught 250 parents at Willow Creek Community Church, spoken at numerous women’s retreats, and co-led marriage retreats and conferences.
As a team, we love to speak at marriage retreats and conferences on how to Build Your Marriage. Additionally, Heidi thrives speaking to women and Brad to men. We have been married 34 years. We have an adult son (with daughter-in-law!), and two daughters (one with son-in-law!). We enjoy traveling, reading, hanging out with friends, and going on long walks on a beach, in the mountains, or even in our neighborhood.
Sunday at 10:30AM
Speaker - Dr. David Edwards
David describes himself as an “itinerant postmodern pastor.” For more than twenty years, he has been sharing his unique brand of ministry to conferences, churches, colleges, camps and concerts He speaks more than 200 times each year to over 250,000 people. He has written twenty-five books published by six different publishers. As a speaker his unique style and energy make him an audience favorite. As an author he imparts practical wisdom and inspiration. As a consultant he accelerates the effectiveness of his clients. David serves as Pastor of Discipleship, for Church Project, The Woodlands, TX You can find more information at www.yourlifeverse.org and www.daveedwardsspeaks.com
Thomas Crossroads Campus
Sunday at 10:30AM
Speaker - Andrew McPeak
Andrew is a millennial speaker and content developer with Growing Leaders. His experiences as both a presenter and curriculum designer have led him to become well versed in communicating to and about the next generation. In his role as Program Excellence Manager, he works closely with schools, universities, companies and sports teams on implementing Habitudes as a tool to teach life and leadership skills. This experience enables him to help leaders understand how to craft their message in a way that best connects with today’s student.
Most notably Andrew is a co-author alongside Dr. Tim Elmore on their latest book – Marching Off The Map.Marching Off The Map presents information on the world’s newest generation of students (Generation Z) and helps educators understand how to best connect with and lead them in the classroom.
Youth - High School & Middle School
Thomas Crossroads Campus
Sunday at 7:00PM, Service Designed Especially for Youth
Speaker - Micheal Thompson, New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville
Micheal is especially passionate about families and the relationships students share with their parents. Raised in difficult family circumstances as a child, Micheal is committed to bringing parents and students together and helping them pursue Jesus as they navigate the teenage years of life.