Disciple-Making Conference

Hear. Connect. Share.
February 23, 2015
Center Grove Baptist Church
8750 Lasater Rd, Clemmons, NC

Hear their stories. Connect your story. Share God's story.

As society drifts further away from a biblical understanding of God’s redemptive plan, many Christians are left wondering how they can share the gospel. The 2015 Disciple-Making Conference will prepare believers to connect with unbelievers in a modern context, and expanded equipping sessions will offer hands-on, practical steps that will equip Christ-followers to reach the lost in today’s world.


Bruce Ashford

Afshin Ziafat

Pastor, Providence Church, Frisco, Texas

Afshin Ziafat is the lead pastor of Providence Church in Frisco, Tex. He is also the founder of Afshin Ziafat Ministries and travels nationally and internationally proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ in churches, retreats, camps, conferences and missions. Ziafat helped launch Vertical Bible Study at Baylor University in Waco, Tex. He also partners with Elam Ministries and travels into the Middle East regularly to train Iranian pastors. Ziafat’s passion is to teach the Word of God as the authority and guide for life, to preach Jesus Christ as the only savior and redeemer of mankind, and to proclaim the love of Christ as the greatest treasure and hope in life. He and his wife, Meredith, currently reside in Frisco, Tex., along with their daughter, Elyse.

Steve Corts

Ed Stetzer

Pastor, Grace Church, Hendersonville, Tenn.


Ed Stetzer is the lead pastor of Grace Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. and has planted, revitalized and pastored churches, as well as trained pastors and church planters, on six continents. He holds two master’s degrees and two doctorates and has written dozens of articles and books. Stetzer is the executive director of LifeWay Research, a contributing editor for Christianity Today, and a columnist for Outreach Magazine. He is frequently cited or interviewed in news outlets such as USA Today and CNN, and is the executive editor of both The Gospel Project and Facts & Trends Magazine. Stetzer serves as visiting professor of research and missiology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and as visiting research professor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has also taught at many other colleges and seminaries.

Tom Wagoner

Robby Gallaty

Pastor, Brainerd Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Robby Gallaty is the senior pastor of Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn. Before coming to Brainerd, he pastored Immanuel Baptist Church in Morgan City, La. Gallaty was radically saved from a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002, and in 2008, he helped create Replicate Ministries to educate, equip and empower believers. He holds a master’s of divinity, a master’s of theology and a doctorate in preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Gallaty is also the author of “Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples,” “Unashamed: Taking a Radical Stand for Christ” and “Creating an Atmosphere to HEAR God Speak.” He and his wife Kandi have been investing in believers for more than a decade and are the proud parents of two sons, Rig and Ryder.

Lori McDaniel

Lori McDaniel

Global Mission Catalyst, International Mission Board

Lori serves as Global Mission Catalyst with IMB, inspiring,equipping, and mobilzing a generation of women - no matter where they live or what they do - to make disciples of all nations.  She and her husband, Mike, and their 3 children lived as missionaries in Africa for 4 years before returning to the States and planting Grace Point Church in Bentonville, Arkansas where Mike is Sr. Pastor.  Lori pioneered a culture of discipleship from preschool to women's ministry in her church and initiated and led her church's mission partnership planting churches in West Africa.  You can find her blogging at NAMB's Flourish.me and also LoriMcDaniel.org.

Jon Erwin

Jon Erwin

Filmmaker, Erwin Brothers Entertainment


Jon Erwin, along with his brother Andrew, has written, produced and directed prominent faith-based films such as October Baby and Mom’s Night Out. The Erwin brothers are currently involved in a documentary film project on the “Jesus Movement,” a revival that spread across the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Prior their work in feature films, the Erwins experienced great success in the music industry, having received 11 total nominations for the GMA Dove Awards and winning Music Video of the Year three years in a row. They have also directed videos and produced concerts and television programs for platinum artists such as Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Switchfoot, Skillet, Montgomery Gentry and others. 

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