Introducing Source, a brand new conference hosted by Grace Center in Franklin, Tennessee on May 18-19, 2018.

Grace Center is known for being a place where the presence of God can rest, and we know that when the presence of God begins to invade our lives—transformation happens. That is why we created Source: Living in the Presence of God. Over two incredible days, guests will learn about one of four tracks dedicated to answering key questions about living a presence-led life.

We invited leaders in these four fields to share their insights at eight engaging workshops, which include an extended Q&A time where you can draw on the wisdom and experience of influencers in these areas. We will also spend time in God's presence with worship led by Grace Center's Worship & Creative Arts Department, and experience teaching by Grace Center pastors Jeff Dollar and A.J. Jones.

We hope you will join us in exploring how we can all be transformed by living in the presence of God in every area of our lives.

 
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What does it look like to raise a family in the presence of God?

How can marriage become a thriving, presence-saturated relationship? How is parenting influenced in the environment of His presence? 

 
 
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How are businesses impacted when they are presence-led?

How is the most precious resource, humans, thought of differently in the environment of His presence? How is innovation, ideation and ethics impacted when God's presence informs key decisions?

 
 
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What if anyone in a leadership position, sacred or secular, began to lead by the presence of God? 

Whether you are a leader in faith, government, education, entertainment, industry or another field, how does surrendering to the wisdom of God and living in His presence with humility affect your approach to leadership?

 
 
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What would it look like to have a presence based lifestyle?

How is physical wellness, organization, goal setting, boundaries or communication affected when they are submitted to the presence of God?

 
 
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Mike & phyllis best

Family

Mike & Phyllis Best are ministers for Restoring the Foundations. They desire to bless married couples and help them thrive in intimacy. They believe there is nothing like the closeness and warmth of being deeply heard, understood, appreciated, respected, known, and loved, and that being loved well helps us to live well in all areas of life. Mike & Phyllis hope to leave a legacy of couples loving each other well.

 
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dennis brandon

Business

Dennis Brandon is the owner and president of a global sourcing company called International Consortium & owner of Dennis W. Brandon Construction. He's an inventor who holds many patents, excels in the sphere of business and brings the Kingdom of God into his pursuits. Dennis and his wife Keila have two daughters and live in Brentwood, Tennessee.

 
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jeff dollar

Leadership & Keynote Speaker

Jeff Dollar is the Senior Pastor of Grace Center and the co-founder of the School of Supernatural Life. He has spent more than 20 years leading people into the presence of God. Jeff and his wife Becky live near Nashville, TN with their two children Bethany and Joel.

 
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Ronson Dykstra

Lifestyle

Dr. Ronson Dykstra is one of the leading chiropractors in Franklin, TN. He has been practicing corrective care chiropractic for more than 12 years. His mission is to help the Franklin community by empowering people with the knowledge and action steps to make a healthy lifestyle through chiropractic, nutrition and exercise. As an avid triathlete and IronMan competitor, he truly leads by example. Since opening his practice in 2013, he has won the Best of Parenting Award from 2014-15.

 
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Danielle Helson

Lifestyle

Danielle is a church administrator, motivational mentor and the founder of Cultivate Boldness. She is passionate about equipping people to discover their purpose so they can effectively pursue their dreams. Through her teaching series Organizing Your Life, Danielle has impacted many with practical wisdom for partnering with God in effective goal setting, time management and other skills for living an abundant life.

 

 
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A.J. Jones

Keynote Speaker

A.J. and her husband Alyn, are the Senior Associate Pastors at Grace Center and the co-founders of the School of Supernatural Life. Originally from Toronto, Canada, A.J. is a mother of three, a pastor, an author and a public speaker. A.J.'s story about meeting God and being transformed by His love has been told all over the world. Her life story and her book, Finding Father, have helped many to encounter the Father's love and develop a vibrant life relationship with Him.

 
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Alyn Jones

Leadership

Alyn and his wife A.J., are the Senior Associate Pastors at Grace Center and the co-founders of the School of Supernatural Life. Originally from Scotland, Alyn is a gifted teacher who unpacks spiritual principles with simplicity and pairs them with practical wisdom, making him a sought out speaker. He is passionate about helping others connect with God, themselves and the people around them so they can live truly amazing lives. Alyn and A.J. have 3 children and host a popular weekly podcast called “Keeping Up With The Joneses” a show about tacos, video games and the presence of God.

 
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Nina Pearce

Business

Nina holds a B.S. in Business Marketing and an M.B.A. from Oral Roberts University and has spent 30 years in technology sales. She started her career at IBM and then moved to DELL where she spent 17 years in global account sales. She is currently the North America Sales Director for New Global Accounts at Lenovo. Her primary responsibility is to lead a pursuit team that targets new global accounts for Lenovo. Nina is a board member at Grace Center and the Franklin YMCA, where she is an advocate for child fitness programs and the summer swim team program. Nina has been married for 27 years and has two children.

 
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Aline Pinkston

Family

Aline is a wife, mother of six, and Registered Nurse for Haven Birth & Wellness. When she is not chasing kids around the house or putting miles on her minivan, you can find her coaching mothers through childbirth or reading a good book.  

 

FRIDAY, may 18

7 p.m. | Grace Center Worship + The Presence of God with Jeff Dollar

SATURDAY, may 19

10 a.m. | Grace Center Worship + Workshop 1*

  • Family: Mike & Phyllis Best
  • Business: Dennis Brandon
  • Leadership: Jeff Dollar
  • Lifestyle: Dr. Ronson Dykstra

Lunch Break

2 p.m. | Grace Center Worship + Workshop 2*

  • Family: Aline Pinkston
  • Business: Nina Pearce
  • Leadership: Alyn Jones
  • Lifestyle: Danielle Helson

School of Supernatural Life Info. Session

Dinner Break

7 p.m. | Grace Center Worship + Living a Presence-Based Life with A.J. Jones

*MP3 recordings of each workshop are complimentary for preregistered guests.

 
 

Purchase tickets below. When you purchase your ticket you will be asked to choose a track for Saturday's workshops.* You may also purchase tickets at the door for the entire conference or per session (pending workshop availability).

*You will attend both workshops for your selected track, but MP3 recordings of workshops from every track are complimentary for preregistered guests.

WHAT IS IT?

Source is a conference about living in the presence of God, hosted by Grace Center in Franklin, TN. Attendees will choose between the Family, Business, Leadership and Lifestyle tracks, which will include workshops with Q&A sessions.

WHO IS SPEAKING AT THE CONFERENCE?

Jeff Dollar & Alyn Jones will be ministering at the conference, along with our workshop teachers:

Family: Mike & Phyllis Best & Aline Pinkston

Business: Dennis Brandon & Nina Pearce

Leadership: Jeff Dollar & Alyn Jones

Lifestyle: Dr. Ronson Dykstra & Danielle Helson

WHERE WILL THE CONFERENCE BE HELD?

The conference will take place at Grace Center. The address is 2420 Bethlehem Loop Rd, Franklin, TN, 37069. 

WILL THE CONFERENCE BE LIVE STREAMED?

No, the conference will not be streamed live. See below for information about MP3 downloads from sessions and workshops.

Can I attend workshops for more than one track?

No. You are required to attend both workshops for your selected track. MP3 recordings of workshops from every track are complimentary for preregistered guests.

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE WORKSHOPS?

Workshops will include 30 minutes of teaching and 45 minutes of Q&A.

Can i buy mp3's of the sessions & Workshops?

Yes, MP3 downloads will be available for purchase after this conference for $2.99 each. MP3 recordings of workshops from every track are complimentary for preregistered guests.

WHen do doors open?

Grace Center's building doors will open one hour before each session/workshop. Grace Café will be open at that time.

DO I HAVE TO HAVE A TICKET TO ATTEND?

Yes, a ticket is required to attend each day of the conference.

CAN I GET A REFUND?

All sales are final. If you are unable to attend the conference, you are welcome to update the ticket information and transfer the ticket to someone else. Instructions on how to do that can be found here.

IS MY REGISTRATION / TICKET TRANSFERRABLE?

Yes, you can transfer your ticket to someone else. Instructions on how to do that can be found here

CAN I UPDATE MY REGISTRATION INFORMATION?

Yes you can. Instructions on how to do that can be found here.

DO I HAVE TO BRING MY PRINTED TICKET TO THE EVENT?

You will need to bring one version of your ticket. You can bring a printed copy of your ticket, an electronic PDF version or if you have the eventbrite app on your iPhone or Android phone, you may bring an electronic version stored inside the app.

THE NAME ON THE REGISTRATION / TICKET DOESN'T MATCH THE ATTENDEE. IS THAT OKAY?

No. The name on the ticket, must match the ticket holders ID. If your ticket was transferred to you by someone else, ask them to update the ticket using these steps.  

I CAN ONLY ATTEND ONE SESSION. DO I STILL NEED A TICKET?

Passes for each session and workshop (pending availability) can be purchased at the door for $20.

ARE THE EVENING SESSIONS FREE?

Evening sessions will require a ticket.

WHERE CAN I STAY? 

Franklin and Cool Springs have many hotels to accommodate every budget. You can take a look here.

HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONFERENCE?

We will be using the hashtag #sourceconference2018 on Instagram and Twitter. You may email us at conferences@gracecenter.us.