|Why You Matter in the Story of Twentysomethings|
Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of the reThink Group, a nonprofit organization providing innovative curriculum resources and training to help churches maximize their influence on the spiritual growth of the next generation. The reThink Group is the architect and primary sponsor of the Orange Conference (www.TheOrangeConference.com) which provides training opportunities for senior pastors, church leaders, and ministry volunteers. Joiner is also one of the founding pastors, along with Andy Stanley, of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia. In his role as the executive director of Family Ministry, he developed the concepts of ministry for preschoolers, children, students, and married adults over the course of his eleven years with the church. Joiner is the author of Think Orange: Imagine the Impact When Church and Family Collide (David C. Cook, 2009) and co-author of Seven Practices of Effective Ministries (Multnomah, 2004) and Parenting Beyond Your Capacity (David C. Cook, 2010). Joiner is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern College.
Abbie Smith was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and started following God her freshman year at Emory University. Soon after graduation she released her first book, Can You Keep Your Faith in College (Multnomah, 2006) exposing stories from students around the country. Abbie recently graduated from Talbot Seminary with a degree in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care and resides in Savannah, Georgia, as a writer and spiritual director.
Chuck Bomar served for eight years as student/university pastor at Cornerstone in Simi Valley, California, and is now senior pastor of Colossae in Portland, Oregon. As founder of CollegeLeader.org and author of College Ministry 101, his desire is to help every church, in every context, embrace ministry to college-aged people.