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Two Special Pre-Conference Events

by Dan Cruver Published Jul 8, 2011

Together for Adoption Conference 2011 in Phoenix is offering two special pre-conference events, both are happening on Thursday, October 20th. Whether you are an adoptive or pre-adoptive mother or simply someone (man or woman) who desires to learn more about what it means to live missionally in the 21st century, either one of these two events will provide you with strong encouragement in the good news of the Gospel. We’d love to have you join us! See below for details.

Two Pre-Conference Events (Thursday, October 20):

Missional Church, Missional God, Missional Story

Tim Chester and Dan Cruver

Missional church is not simply the latest fad. It’s rooted in the trinitarian character of God and the story of the Bible. Explore the foundations for shaping life around gospel, community and mission along with practical application for church life and the implications for orphan care.

Registration: $75 Per Person

Learn more about this pre-conference event with Tim Chester.

Gospel-Rich Encouragement for Adoptive
and Pre-Adoptive Mothers

with Dr. Donna Thoennes and Dennae Pierre


Donna Thoennes, Wife, Mother, Professor

Donna Thoennes is grateful to be an adopted daughter of God, the wife of Erik, the mother of two Formosan beauties, and a professor at Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute. Looking into the faces of orphans in India broke her heart and changed her life. Her favorite days include some combination of fun with her family, teaching, reading, writing, speaking, gardening, skiing, cycling, swimming, and Boba (did you know it was created in Taiwan?). Donna blogs at Project Hope Speaks.

Dennae Pierre, Pastor’s Wife, Mother, Writer

Dennae Pierre is a regular contributor to the T4A blog. She cares deeply about the local church growing in its understanding of gospel-centered theology and has recently enjoyed writing and speaking about adoption.

She is married to Vermon, the pastor of Roosevelt Community Church in downtown Phoenix. There she serves in urban outreach & children’s ministry. She has 3 children, two of which she was blessed to adopt. Dennae’s background in social work gave her a burden to adopt through the foster care system. Dennae and her husband are licensed foster care parents and currently provide short-term respite care to foster children. Watch an interview with Dennae and her husband, Vermon, about their adoption journey.

Gospel-Rich Encouragement for Adoptive and Pre-Adoptive Mothers with Dr. Donna Thoennes and Dennae Pierre is open to all women who are also attending our October 21-22 national conference. To attend this October 20th seminar, add this event when you register for Together for Adoption National Conference 2011.

Join us as we go deeper into God’s story of adoption. God’s work of adoption is a story that encompasses all of human history, from its pre-temporal beginnings when God predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to the eventual renewal of the heavens and the earth. From the Apostle Paul’s perspective, adoption is the story that makes sense of the universe, that gives our lives and the existence of all creation ultimate meaning. This Pre-Conference event will provide in-depth training in the beauty and wonder of Scripture’s teaching on adoption and its implications for being a mom and orphan care advocate. Please join us as we consider how to live bolder, more intentional lives for the glory of God and for the sake of orphans through the rediscovery, the daily fresh discovery, of God’s extravagant love for us.

Time: Thursday, October 20th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Price: $50 Per Person (includes lunch and coffee)

Where: TBA

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