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Apprentice Conference

November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

| $50

Learning to Live Every Day with Jesus

Apprentice — one who is learning by practical experience under a master, a skill, art, or calling

While many of us may know what it means to put our faith in Jesus, we may have never experienced what it means to become His apprentices. The Apprentice Conference explores how living each day with Jesus can transform our lives.

What does it mean to have an everyday relationship with Jesus, especially in the chaotic and busy world in which most of us live? How can living as He did lead us into an interactive relationship with our Father in heaven? How can walking with Jesus each day transform the way we think and the way we live?

Join us for a stimulating, relatable and very practical conference with James Bryan Smith, author of the Apprentice Series: The Good and Beautiful God, The Good and Beautiful Life, and The Good and Beautiful Community.


James Bryan Smith

James Bryan Smith
A professor at Friends University and Executive Director of The Aprentis Institute, for 20 years Jim has been writing and speaking in the area of Christian spiritual formation, with titles like Devotional Classics(with Richard J. Foster), Embracing the Love of God, Room of Marvels, and the books in The Apprentice Series.


Deidre Franklin

Deidre Franklin
Deidre holds an MA in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, and is the Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Crossings Community Church in Oklahoma City. Her ministry and passion are rooted in the trinitarian conviction that God’s plan is to transform us into the likeness of Christ by the power of the Spirit. She and her husband Paul became a family when they adopted Dominick and Georgie five years ago.


Mike Clifford

Mike Clifford
Originally from Cleveland, Mike has a degree in zoological sciences from Friends University, and is working on a Masters in Organizational Development. Mike leads all student recruiting and retention efforts for the Institute when he’s not leading worship or building community and ministry relationships.

Conference Schedule

Friday & Saturday, November 1-2

Friday, November 1, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

Topics include:

  • The Most Important Thing about You (and Your Church)
  • What Is the Kingdom of God?

Please Note: This conference originally scheduled for July 19-20 has been postponed until November 1-2.

Saturday, November 2, 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Topics include:

  • What Can We Do to Grow Our Relationship with God?
  • The #1 Spiritual Illness of Our Day
  • Vision: The Only Way to Change
  • The Power of Community
  • The Grace of our Good and Beautiful God

Conference Preregistration Required


  • $50
  • No refunds available
  • Don’t let money be the reason you miss this! If you’d like to request help, contact Deidre to do so.

Online registration is closed

Tickets may still be purchased at the door.

Directions & Nearby Hotels

For More Info

Laura Peacock, Education Administrative Assistant
(405) 302.1270 lpeacock*crossingsokc.org

–-A continental breakfast and box lunch are available on Saturday as part of your registration.
–-While families are important to us, childcare is not available for the Friday/Saturday event. Nursery (birth through 3 years) and classes for all ages are available for the Sunday services.
–-Campus Map
For best access to the event, please enter the building through the southeast entrance next to The Venue or the east entrance to the Atrium.


November 1
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Pastor Deidre Franklin


Crossings Community Church
14600 North Portland Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 United States
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