The Advance 2019 - less than 2 weeks away!

The Advance 2019 is now less than 2 weeks away! We are very excited for this event and looking forward to seeing as many of our network leaders! We will consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds in our city, in our church, and as individuals. This two-day workshop, features YOU and your leaders in conversation, testimonies from local networks, keynote presentations, prayer, and worship as a regional united Body. The heartbeat of the event is roundtable discussions with those from your community as you work out your faith together.

As local networks gather their key leaders at this year’s Advance, we hope your network walks away with one clear objective at the end of the time together of how to move forward toward the Kingdom in your city.

The keynote speakers for The Advance 2019 are:

Tracey Beal

  • Tracey is from School Connect in Phoenix, Arizona. She has helped develop over 600 partnerships between schools, churches, and businesses in the Greater Phoenix area. We are excited to have her with us!

Scott Dudley

  • Scott is the Senior Pastor at Bellevue Presbyterian Church in Bellevue. He has taught numerous writing and literature courses at Stanford University and Seattle Pacific University, and has spoken at many Christian conferences.

Joe Castleberry

  • Dr. Joseph Castleberry is the president of Northwest University. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Education degree in International Educational Development from Columbia University.

Jason Davison

  • Jason is a former church planter in the Central District neighborhood up until 2015; and formerly worked with Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission on the Church Engagement team. Currently, he serves at Grace Church Seattle in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, tutors at Garfield High School and is the owner of Cortona Café in the Central District.

To register for The Advance, go to Please reach out to Joel French ( if you have any questions about registering or just need more info.

We are more than happy to help!

If you are unable to attend this year’s Advance, we ask that you please come alongside us in prayer for the event and lift up the Light Up the City team, the presenters, and all those involved with putting on The Advance 2019!

- Joel French

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