2019 National Conference

Fulfilling Our Potential for God’s Kingdom Calling

May 3 – May 5, 2019 at the HYATT REGENCY resort & spa at Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ

About the Conference…

Do you know these lost truths??

There are four essential biblical truths that have, tragically, been largely overlooked in American Christianity for many decades.

Lost truth #1: ….the Kingdom of God. Surprised? When was the last time you heard a message in church that thoroughly unpacked the Kingdom of God????

Lost truth #2: ….Calling. This truth permeates the Scriptures. What does it mean? Are only Christian leaders like pastors and missionaries called? What about all the rest of us? How is work both worship and calling?

Lost truth #3: ….Discipleship. Yes, we use that term all the time. But are we really practicing it? Jesus gave us the example. Is that what we’re seeing in our church communities? Or has genuine discipleship been largely replaced by….programs?

The answers to these and other questions about discipleship will transform your life. You’ll get these answers at our 2019 National Conference!

Lost truth #4: ….Where did Jesus invest himself, most of his time, and his most intimate time? With his 12 disciples. He literally walked away from meeting needs in order to do so. Guy Rodgers gives a glimpse into this in this 8 minute podcast message. Listen here.

What does this mean for us today? Where do Christians invest most of their time and resources? What does this mean for the advancement of the Kingdom of God and the release of biblical servant-leadership? Find out at our 2019 National Conference!

There are nearly 280 references to the “kingdom of God” and the “kingdom of heaven” in the New Testament.  Each of us has been uniquely created and uniquely called to co-labor with God in the Body of Christ’s mission to advance God’s kingdom.  Join us as we explore how each of us can more fully discover and live out the full potential of this, the greatest calling of all.

Our 2019 National Conference will be held on May 3rd – 5th at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Please save the date and stay tuned for more details in the weeks ahead!

New “Share & Connect” Breakout Session at this Conference!

Last May 16th, the Arizona Chapter sponsored a “share and connect” event for Partners.  Each Partner who attended had two minutes to describe what they believe God is having them do at this stage of their life, and then everyone had an opportunity to connect with each other based on shared passions and purposes.

The response and feedback was so positive that we are going to include a “Share & Connect” breakout session in this year’s National Conference.

We’ve heard from you that you want more opportunities to connect to each other with respect to your callings, passions and purposes, so we’re taking this to a new, more intentional level with this new feature at this year’s conference.

Confirmed Speakers


As Founder and President of the Professional Christian Coaching Institute, Chris McCluskey brings a unique, invaluable and compelling perspective to the biblical truth of calling and the extraordinary impact of Christian leadership. Often cited as “the Father of Christian Coaching,” he has presented at more than 50 national and international conferences and is a best-selling author. See full bio here.



Joseph Mattera’s book, The Divided Gospel: The Consequences of Separating the Gospel from the Kingdom, has revolutionized the way countless Christians understand what the kingdom of God is and what this means for our unique callings to advance His kingdom. See full bio here.


Tami was a recent guest on our “Unleashing Your Leadership” podcast where she discussed the “Crucible of Leadership.” Her senior executive experience includes three decades of leadership in Fortune 500 companies, and she is currently the President and CEO of the Christian Leadership Alliance. See full bio here.



Hugh Whelchel’s interview on our “Unleashing Your Leadership” podcast was the second-highest listened-to episode at the time.  His message about the cultural mandate, the biblical role for work, and how vocation and calling are largely misunderstood in American Christianity today, resonates powerfully with those seeking to steward their God-given leadership and influence in the culture. See full bio here.


We’ve all heard of mission statements. Sarah will engage us to understand how personal mission statements help produce greater moral courage in an increasingly secular culture.  Sarah serves as president of Right On Mission. See full bio here.



Hans Finzel is a nationally recognized authority on leadership who has trained leaders on five continents. He’s the author of ten books, including the best-selling The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make and his latest book, Top Ten Ways to be a Great Leader. Hans was one of the first guests on the Pinnacle Forum “Unleashing Your Leadership” podcast. Click here to listen to this podcast. See full bio here.


Os Guinness is an author and social critic, and arguably one of the more influential voices in America over the past thirty years for the truth of Christianity. His book The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life, is a must-read for anyone wanting to understand what “calling” is within a biblical context. He is the founding Senior Fellow of The Trinity Forum, whose motto is “Contributing to the Transformation and Renewal of Society Through the Transformation and Renewal of Leaders.” Os will be joining us via video interview. See full bio here.

Conference Schedule


Friday, May 3, 2019

Noon                                        Registration opens

2:00 PM  –  3:15 PM            Welcome reception

3:30 PM – 7:00 PM               General Sessions

7:00 PM                                  Dinner on your own /fellowship networking time

8:00 PM                                  Movie screening (optional)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

8:30 AM – Noon                   General Sessions

Noon – 1:30 PM                    Lunch on your own

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM              Share & Connect Breakout Session

3:30 PM – 6:30 PM             Unscheduled time for fellowship and networking

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM             Dinner Banquet

Sunday, May 5, 2019

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.         Optional worship and sharing service

Attire: All General Sessions are business casual (no jackets necessary), with exception of the Saturday dinner banquet, which is business attire (jackets and, if desired, dress/skirt for women).

Registration Options

PARTNERS, PLEASE READ: If you are a Partner, please sign into your account here: “My Account” or in the upper right corner of our website before registering so that your account and Partner status are recognized. If you don’t know your password, click on “Forgot Password?” and use your email address to be sent a link to create your password. Please be patient if you don’t receive the email immediately.

Conference Pricing
Partner Rates Non-Partner Rates
Individual: $435 Individual: $480
Couple: $745 Couple: $845

Click here if you want to learn more about becoming a Partner.

Once signed in, you can register through this conference page or click on “Upcoming Events” in the dropdown menu in the upper right of the home page of your online account. Select the National Conference to proceed to registration. Your account will also be recognized if you use the registration link in an email you received from us. If you still have trouble registering or have any questions, please call Candace McGovern at 480.609.7000.

Reserve Your Hotel Room

After going to the website using the above button, just select the correct dates for your conference stay. The promocode has already been pre-filled for you.


(Choice of 1 King or 2 Queen Beds)

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Desire to extend your stay?

If you desire to extend your stay, our discounted rate is available for the 3 days prior and 3 days following our conference dates of May 3 – May 5 — subject to availability. To reserve your extended stay, you may do this online or by calling 1-800-233-1234 and mention that you are with the Pinnacle Forum 2019 Group. Do NOT contact the main reservation desk to place your reservation.


More information about your stay

Please know that your resort fee will be reduced to $15 per room per day, so please disregard the $29 fee that is reflected on the Hyatt Regency’s website. The resort fee includes access to Stay-Fit Fitness Center at Spa Avania, complimentary individual use of the Gainey Ranch Golf Club chipping and putting facilities, unlimited local & 800 phone calls, in-room laptop-size safe and coffeemaker, nightly 90 minute Show in Center Stage Bar (two shows Friday and Saturday), daytime shuttle to Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, Old Town Scottsdale and Arts District and local hiking trails (seasonal), unlimited use of Tennis Courts, Resort bicycles, and Golf Bag Storage.

Also, as a part of your stay you will receive complimentary high-speed internet access in your guest room, as well as in the lobby, restaurants and pool area. Hotel parking is available at $21 per night for self-parking or $33 per night for valet parking. Parking rates are subject to change without notice.  One rollaway bed is permitted in king rooms only, for a fee of $25 per day.


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