The Teleios Conference is now less than three weeks away. Register to attend in person at Oklahoma Christian University or online at the conference’s website.

This year’s conference theme is “Gen Z: The Ongoing Conversation.” Our hope is to engage thought leaders, scholars, church leaders, and youth and family ministers as we learn together how to better include and empower Gen Z in our faith communities. While this is an academic conference, all who are interested in this topic are welcome to attend.

The class descriptions and speaker bios have been posted on our website. Click here to view the full details of our schedule. Access to all classes is included in both in-person and online registration. Both ticket types also include access to all class recordings once the digital pass is available. 

For those attending in person, the recommended airports and hotels can be found on the FAQ page of our website.

Our schedule at a glance is below: 

Thursday, February 23rd 

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM: Dan Rodriguez, PhD (Pepperdine University): Cultural Intelligence and Gen

Friday, February 24th 

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: David Kinnaman: Gen Z and Resilient Discipleship

10:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Breakout Session #1

  • Dudley Chancey, PhD (Oklahoma Christian University): Gen Z and The Role of Family
  • Ryan Erbe, PhD (United States Military Academy): Gen Z and Meditation: An Exercise of Opportunity
  • Nadine Templer (HOPE worldwide): Gen Z and Their View of the Gospel

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Lunch Break 

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Breakout Session #2

  • Hannah DeSouza, Harvard Divinity Student: The Next Forty Years
  • David Fraze, DMin (Lubbock Christian University): Gen Z and Youth Ministry
  • David Pocta, PhD (Oblate School of Theology): Naming the Storm: Wilderness, Deconstruction, or a Dark Night of the Soul?

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Kyle Spears: Gen Z and The Role of Community 

Saturday, February 25th 

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Amy McLaughlin-Sheasby: Picking Up the Pieces: Cultivating Hope in a Traumatized Age 

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Roundtable Discussion