OCTOBER 15–17, 2018

My wife, Kathy, and I have been in pastoral ministry for more than 35 years, and 2018 marks our 30th at Harvest Bible Chapel. One thing God impressed upon us from the very beginning is the foundational significance of Vertical Ministry - living out our worship, the authority of God’s Word, prayer, and evangelism in ways that bring the most glory to God as our highest priority, and trusting Him to fill the seats. To celebrate this milestone, I’ve invited some friends who share my conviction, and together, we want to bring them to you. We are praying and expectant for three days of window rattling, earth shattering, vertical ministry - in our instruction and in our experience together. “For from him through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen” (Romans 11:36).

Hosted By

Dr. James MacDonald

Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel

Vertical Worship

Worship Leaders


Matt Chandler

Lead Pastor, The Village Church

Ed Stetzer

Author & Christian missiologist

Kathy MacDonald

Church Leader

Ravi Zacharias

Author & Evangelist

Bruce Frank

Lead Pastor, Biltmore Church

Charlie Dates


Eric Mason

Lead Pastor, Epiphany Fellowship

Cristian Barbosu

Senior Pastor, Harvest Church of Arad


Sean Curran

Worship Leader, Passion Music

Jon & Valerie Guerra

Worship Leaders

Paul Baloche

Worship Leader

This is for your ENTIRE team.

Every ministry leader. Every church.

This is a pre-conference to teach the lessons we've learned about raising the impact and consistency in our worship services. Come early. Come together. Attendance limited to the first 100 pairs of Senior Pastors and Worship Leaders.

10am: Session 1
12pm: Lunch
1pm: Session 2
2pm: Breakout
3:30pm: Q&A
5pm: Dinner On Your Own

Monday, October 15

6pm: “What’s Happening in the Church Right Now,” a panel moderated by Ed Stetzer 

7pm: Main Session 1

9:30pm: Late Night with Jon Guerra and Praytell

Tuesday, October 16

9:30am: Main Session 2

11:30am: Lunch

1:30pm: Workshop 1

3pm: Workshop 2

5pm: Dinner On Your Own

7pm: Main Session 3

9:30pm: Late Night “God at Work Film Festival” Presented by Harvest Students

Wednesday, October 17

9:30am: Main Session 4

11:30am: Lunch

1:30pm: TED Style Lessons Lab

5pm: Dinner On Your Own

7pm: Main Session 5

Free Conference Add-On: Thursday, October 18

This is a free add-on to this year’s Vertical Church Conference taking place Thursday, October 18 from 9am to noon. This is designed for potential church planters and core groups who want our freshest content to ensure a successful launch. Hosted by James MacDonald and other experienced leaders. Lunch included.

Tickets and Registration

Harvest Bible Chapel

800 Rohlwing Rd, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Questions? Email [email protected]