"In 2003, Amplify Church was an aging, dying church that was on the verge of closing its doors...
...The average weekend attendance was under 200 people and the average age of church attendees was over 50 years old - more than 15 years older than the average age of our community. We knew that prayer was a key to our future - and we also knew that we had to change some things. Weekend attendance at Amplify Church now exceeds 2,000 people and the average age is approximately 35 years old with every generation well represented for the first time in many years."
-Lee Kricher, For A New Generation
THE FUTURE FORWARD CONFERENCE IS FOR CHURCH LEADERS AND CHURCH MEMBERS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO GETTING CONNECTED AND STAYING CONNECTED TO THE NEXT GENERATION IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD.
In addition to breakout sessions covering a variety of relevant topics, the conference will focus on five proven change strategies found in the book For A New Generation that can help declining churches make a comeback - and help healthy churches stay on track. You'll hear from the author, Lee Kricher, as well as some of his key team members who were instrumental in implementing these change strategies.
Lee and Linda Kricher founded Amplify Church in 1976. Lee served as Senior Pastor until 1990 and, after 13 years in the field of Leadership Development, returned to that role in 2003. He is the author of For A New Generation; A Practical Guide For Saving Your Church From Extinction. Lee earned a Masters degree from Fuller Theological Seminary and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Linda, who earned a Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, is a regular co-speaker with Lee on his international book tour and has served with Lee as an Associate Trainer with John Maxwell’s EQUIP organization.