The annual Nurture conference invites in nationally recognized leaders in Christian spirituality for a 2-day event featuring keynote addresses, workshops, and a luncheon.  Previous speakers include Randy Harris, Gordon T. Smith, Glandion Carney, Gary Moon, Chris Webb, and John Ortberg.

For 2015, ICS welcomed back John Ortberg.  John is an author, speaker, and the senior pastor of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church (MPPC) in the San Francisco Bay Area. His books include Soul Keeping; Who Is This Man?; The Life You’ve Always Wanted; Faith and Doubt; and If You Want to Walk on Water, You’ve Got to Get out of the Boat. John teaches around the world at conferences and churches.

Born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, John graduated from Wheaton College and holds a Master of Divinity and doctorate degree in clinical psychology from Fuller Seminary.  Prior to joining MPPC, John served as teaching pastor at Chicago’s Willow Creek Community Church. John is a member of the Board of Trustees at Fuller Seminary, serves on the board for the Dallas Willard Center for Spiritual Formation, and is a former board member of Christianity Today International.

You can find two of John's 2015 sessions here (bottom of page).