Water To Wine is a gathering for those who sense the falseness prevailing in Americanized Christianity and yearn for something better. It's a gathering for those who want to see the church rescued from fundamentalism, consumerism, and nationalism. It's a gathering for those asking Jesus to transform their spiritual life from water to wine!
"I thought to myself, why don't we just gather together... to talk about how we can find a more authentic way of following jesus."
a note from
"Two years ago I published Water To Wine — a memoir of my spiritual journey out of Americanized pop Christianity into a deeper, richer, more substantive Christian faith. Since then I’ve received messages from hundreds of pastors and Christian leaders from across America and from a dozen or more countries who personally resonate with my story. Today I typically receive three or four messages a week from pastors who are on what I call “the journey.” This gathering will also be a great opportunity for people on the water to wine journey to connect with one another. This journey is difficult. But you don't have to do it alone. We’d love to have you with us in June." - Brian Zahnd
I’ve asked a few friends to help me with this. I’ve not invited “big name conference speakers” but a close circle of friends who have been on the journey with me. - BZ
Brian Zahnd - Pastor of Word of Life Church and author of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Water to Wine, A Farewell to Mars, and Unconditional?
St. Joseph, MO brianzahnd.com
Peri Zahnd - Pastor of Word of Life Church and author of Every Scene By Heart
St. Joseph, MO
Brad Jersak - Faculty at Westminster Theological Centre, ordained reader and monastery preacher at All Saints of North America Monastery, and author of A More Christlike God, Stricken by God?, Her Gates Will Never be Shut, and Can You Hear Me?.
Abbotsford, BC bradjersak.com
Joe Beach - Pastor of Amazing Grace Church
Jonathan Martin - Speaker and author of How to Survive a Shipwreck and Prototype.
Tulsa, OK jonathanmartinwords.com
Scott Erickson - Speaker, artist, adjunct professor at Warner Pacific College and co-author of
Prayer: Forty Days of Practice.
Portland, OR scottericksonart.com
Derek Vreeland - Discipleship Pastor of Word of Life Church and author of N.T. Wright and the Revolutionary Cross.
St. Joseph, MO