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CONVERGE 2015 VIDEO COLLECTION

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR BANDS AND
SPEAKERS FROM CONVERGE 2015

BANDS AND SPEAKERS FOR CONVERGE 2016 WILL BE ANNOUNCED THIS FALL!

PHIL WICKHAM

Phil first started leading praise services at his local youth group, his parents encouraged him not only to learn popular worship songs, but to write his own—a challenge he relished. These early days of writing congregationally friendly songs paved the way for his future as a full-time musician. Drawing from a wide range of influences including mainstream artists Rufus Wainright, Keane and Coldplay, Phil earned rave reviews for his unique voice and soaring, atmospheric arrangements that weren’t always commonplace in worship music.
His critically acclaimed 2007 album, Cannons, featured beloved and passionate songs “Divine Romance” and “After Your Heart.” Following Cannons, Phil released his next album, Singalong, a live praise project recorded at Solid Rock Church in Portland, Oregon. His song “At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh)” has become a favorite of many, and is off Phil’s worship album Response. Following the success of Singalong, the singer released Singalong2 (October 30, 2012) which was recorded live at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa in Santa Ana, CA, where Wickham first got his start.
Phil’s most recent album, The Ascension, was inspired by “Songs of Ascent” passages in the book of Psalms. These songs were sung by the Jews when they would ‘ascend’ to the Holy Temple. The singer puts a modern spin on the melodic hymns that speak of God’s remarkable grace and unfailing love. “The Ascension” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart, and the single “This Is Amazing Grace” hit the No. 1 spot in February 2014.

“After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, ‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!'”
REVELATION 7:9-10

PHIL WICKHAM

THE DIGITAL AGE

The Digital Age is a modern-rock Christian band composed of four of the six musicians from the Grammy-nominated, multiple Dove Award winning David Crowder Band. Their final album with the six-piece unit reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 being topped only by Adele’s 21 the week of January 28, 2012. The Digital Age formed in January 2012, following their final performance in the David Crowder Band at Passion 2012 conference in Atlanta, Georgia in front of an estimated 42,000 college students. In early 2012, the members of The Digital Age constructed a studio in their hometown of Waco, Texas called “Asterisk Sound”. The members of the band were involved at their church, University Baptist Church (Waco, Texas), in some form or fashion since its inception in 1995 through 2013. On April 23, 2012, the band released the first two of six “Rehearsals” videos, filmed in Asterisk Sound, to YouTube.com. On June 5, 2012 the band released the six songs that they filmed as an EP on iTunes entitled “Rehearsals.” The release quickly shot to No. 1 on the iTunes Christian Albums chart. The Digital Age Rehearsals EP charted multiple times in Billboard Magazine, reaching No. 12 on the Heatseekers chart, No. 21 on the Top Christian and Gospel Albums chart, and No. 12 on the Top Christian Albums chart. On November 4, 2014, The Digital Age released “Rehearsals Vol. 2″. We are excited to have The Digital Age back to Converge for the second year in a row.

THE DIGITAL AGE

FROM CONVERGE 2015

SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

BILLY BEACHAM

CONVERGE 2015

Billy is the founder and president of Student Discipleship Ministries, a ministry committed to helping youth pastors impact lives for eternity. He is also on the board of Passion Conferences. Billy is the founder of See You at the Pole, a nation-wide prayer movement. He is passionate about seeing teenagers equipped to make a difference in their communities. Billy is also the owner of Venue 510, in Burleson, Texas. Venue510 is a center for evangelism and discipleship in Burleson and the surrounding community. Billy Spoke at Converge 2014.

“It’s hard to impact the world without impacting a nation, or without impacting a city, or without impacting a community, or without impacting a church, or without impacting a small group, or without impacting you. It starts with you. If not now, then when? If not here, then where? If not you, then who?”
-Billy Beacham

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

KEVIN TEMPLETON

CONVERGE 2015

Coach T has coached basketball, baseball, and golf. His basketball teams have won over 600 games and won numerous championships, including the 2003 NCCAA National title. Coach Templeton has dedicated 35 years to working with high school and college age young people in both the classroom and in athletic forums. His experiences as well as his passion for young people and athletics has given him a unique insight into what it takes to succeed on the court and in life. His use of humor and storytelling provides powerful challenges to his audience.

“We should not hate people who are not Christians, we should love them. People who do not know the Lord are not our enemies, they are prisoners of war. Satan is the enemy.”
-Kevin Templeton

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DAVID EDWARDS

CONVERGE 2015

David describes himself as an “itinerant postmodern pastor”. For more than a decade, he has been sharing his unique brand of ministry to a postmodern generation, as he speaks more than 500 times each year to over 250,000 people. David speaks from his heart about issues relevant to the postmodern generation. Regardless of the setting, David’s message is simple: helping people to discover the importance of a Christ-centered lifestyle and reintroduce the truth of God’s Word by meeting people where they are in life and bringing them one step closer in the process of knowing and becoming like Jesus Christ. He has authored 13 books and you can find him at davetown.com.

“We are not just left to do this on our own, in our own strength. The promise of God is that He enters into our circumstances and goes with us and gives us wisdom and discernment and insight. But for that to happen, we have to stay teachable.”
-David Edwards

SPEAKERS

BILLY BEACHAM

CONVERGE 2015

KEVIN TEMPLETON

CONVERGE 2015

DAVID EDWARDS

CONVERGE 2015

WORKSHOPS

FIELD TRAINING FOR THE DAILY CHRISTIAN BATTLE

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR WORKSHOP LEADERS FROM 2015

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Defining Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

LIZ
WARD

Sitting at
Jesus’ Feet

KEVIN
TEMPLETON

Understanding
Prayer

SAMANTHA CIMINILLO

All In:
Focused on Jesus

SCOTT
BURKS

Christianity &
Homosexuality

DAVID
YOUNG

The Gospel
Centered Life

RICK
SCHWARTZ

Choices: 
Truth & Lies

MELISSA
MARKET

How to Know What
God Wants Me to Do

DAVE
EDWARDS

No Plan B:
Living a Life Worth Living

JANELLE
TAVIANO

A Tale of
Two Women

MIKE
BOYES

The Kingship
of Jesus

JASON
SZUCH

I’m Screwed Up,
Now What?

TUG
TAVIANO

How to Study the Bible:
Engage Scripture & Hear God’s Voice

DORIE
ETRHEIM

Giving the Bible
a Voice in 2015

TIM
BENJAMIN

Michal:
Lessons about Forgiveness

ROSANNE
BOWMAN

Boots on
the Ground

BRENT
LINHART

A Secret
Worth Keeping

AUNDREA
BROWN

Preparing
for Battle

RICH
RAKAY

The Empowering Hope
of a Godly Woman

MELISSA
MUSIC

Fearful or Fearsome?
Guys Chasing God

KYLE
McKELVEY

Ready for
Marriage?

DAVE
ROZNOWSKI

Dead to It!
Sin is not Your Master

GARY
RESTON

Living Out
Apologetics

SHAWN
HARRISON

Finishing
Strong

CARL
JOHNSON

WORKSHOPS

FIELD TRAINING FOR THE DAILY CHRISTIAN BATTLE

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