Young adults raised intoday’s church are leavingtoday’s church. Why?

What happened to the days of lifelong Jesus-followers? And how do we form true faith in kids — faith formed in the foundation of Scripture, that stands the test of time and culture?

Save Your Seat
  • February 21 & 22, 2024

  • Crosspointe Church Anaheim

  • Anaheim, California


John Mark Comer

John Mark Comer is founder & teacher at Practicing the Way, founding pastor of Bridgetown Church Portland, and The New York Times bestselling author of Live No Lies, The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry and God Has a Name. His expertise and experience have reshaped the way churches approach faith formation.


Andy Crouch

An acclaimed author of books including The Life We're Looking For: Reclaiming Relationship in a Technological World, Andy Crouch is also partner for theology and culture at Praxis. Andy's insights on faith, culture and the image of God in technology, leadership, power and the arts help shape intentional discipleship strategies that span all ages and stages of life.


Matt Markins

Matt Markins serves as President and CEO of Awana, is a leading researcher on child discipleship and has authored books including The Faith of Our Children and (co-author) RESILIENT: Child Discipleship and the Fearless Future of the Church. Matt’s expertise will help you shape child discipleship that works in today’s culture.

Santosh Swamidass

Host & Facilitator

Mike Handler

Host & Facilitator

The Forming Faith Collaborative Experience

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Day 1 | Talk about the tension.

Confront the systems and culture that are driving our kids away from church when they become young adults.

Day 2 | Push back.

Outline discipleship plans to shape strong faith and anchor kids to Jesus for life.

Years to Come | Form Faith That Lasts.

Steer child discipleship that shapes kids with unwavering faith.

  • Keynote messages

  • Roundtable discussions

  • Lunch, drinks and snacks

February 21 & 22, 2024

Crosspointe Church Anaheim
Get our special event rate at nearby Hilton SunCoast Park or Hampton Inn & Suites in Anaheim and take advantage of California sunshine, dining, shopping and local attractions. John Wayne, Long Beach and LAX  airports are all within an hour of Anaheim.

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About Awana

The Forming Faith Collaborative is organized by Awana. Known to many in North America as a midweek ministry to children and youth, Awana has also become a leader in global child and youth discipleship, providing curriculum and leader equipping in 133 countries. Awana partners with ministries like Compassion International, World Vision, and numerous denominations in over 65,000 churches (11,400 of them in North America) engaging 5.7 million children and students weekly.