Beyond: A Conference

February 27 & 28, 2023  •  St. Louis, Missouri

Right now, leaders are carrying a lot. But what if there is a new story being written for the church?

Right now, the narrative surrounding the church can be rather overwhelming for leaders.

Data tells a story of overall decline in attendance and participation. The pandemic challenged our understanding of what it means to be the gathered church.  The great resignation left churches under-resourced at a pivotal time. Younger generations are deconstructing their faith and claiming a new understanding of Christianity. And, divisions within denominations leave many fearful and uncertain about the future. 

What if there was a movement of leadership within the church that was able to look past all the hardships and challenges of today?

What if pastors, staff and volunteer leaders from across the country came together to champion a new day filled with energy, purpose and hope.  And what if we replaced  burnout, despair and uncertainty with conversations of revival, innovation and passion, in pursuit of a new strategy that is both deeply evangelical and unapologetically inclusive?  

Together, we can choose to look BEYOND right now, to a future where the Church is reclaiming and renewing its origins as a vibrant and compelling community of faith that is truly for all people. 

BEYOND this time.    BEYOND ourselves.    And BEYOND Sunday morning.

BEYOND: a conference

Inclusive. Evangelical. Church.

Keynote Speakers

Brian McLaren
Author // Activist // Public Theologian

Dr. Amy Oden
Contemplative Teacher // Scholar

R. DeAndre Johnson
Pastor // Musician

Dr. Kevin Young
Pastor // Early Church Scholar // Post-Evangelical Future Thinker

Matt Miofsky
Author // Lead Pastor - The Gathering

Featured Guests

Gabriel Mudd
Artist // Actor // Songwriter // Founder - Q Worship

Travis Winckler
Pastor - 2nd Presbyterian Church, St. Louis

Robert "Bob" Farr
United Methodist Bishop  - Missouri Conf.


Ryan Hebel
BEYOND Lead // Worship Pastor - The Gathering

BEYOND: worship

Brittany Radford
BEYOND Host // Site Director - The Gathering

More speakers and guests to be announced soon!  
*Keynote Speakers and Featured Guests may be subject to change.

Conference Schedule

Sunday, February 26, 2023

7:00pm — Pre-Conference Evening Event + Early Registration  
 City Foundry - 3730 Foundry Way, St. Louis, MO 63110

Monday, February 27, 2023

9:00 - 10:00am — Conference Check-In
The Gathering McCausland - 2360 McCausland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143

Session 1

10:00am — Worship
10:15am — Welcome & Introduction
10:25am — Keynote:  R. DeAndre Johnson (HOPE)
10:55 - 11:10am — Testimony & Panel (HOPE)
12:00pm — Lunch (provided) @ The Gathering McCausland

Session 2

1:00pm — Worship
1:15pm  — Afternoon Check-In / Recap
1:25pm — Keynote:  Dr. Amy Oden (HOSPITALITY) + Introduction of Group Resources
2:30pm — Afternoon Break
3:00pm — Breakouts / Workshops
4:15 - 4:45pm — Daily Wrap-Up
4:45 - 7:00pm — Dinner (on your own, or in groups/cohorts)
7:00pm — Social Event @ TBA

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Session 3

9:00am — Worship
9:15am — Morning Welcome
9:25am — Keynote:  Matt Miofsky (INVITATION)
10:25am — Testimony  & Panel (INVITATION)
11:00am — Keynote:  Dr. Kevin Young  (INNOVATION)
12:00pm — Lunch (provided) & Panel (INNOVATION)

Session 4

1:15pm — Breakouts / Workshops
2:30pm — Worship
2:45pm — Afternoon Check-In / Recap
2:55pm — Keynote:  Brian McLaren (TEACHING / DISCIPLESHIP)
4:00pm — Daily Wrap-Up & Next Steps
4:30  — Final Worship & Sending

Schedule as of September 2022  (subject to change)


Limited tickets available. Reserve your spot today!


$179 — Early Bird

$199 per person after 1/6/23


$149 per person

For  registration of 5 or more people, apply promo code: GROUP