Event Details


Thursday, July 9

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2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. VIP check-in at the Focus on the Family Administration Building*
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. VIP tours of Focus on the Family*
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Check-in at the Focus on the Family Welcome Center
3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ice cream social and scavenger hunt
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dinner on your own dime
6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Late check-in at the Information Table
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Coffeehouse/mixer (doors open at 6:30)
Pursuit 2014

game room

Friday, July 10

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7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. VIP breakfast with Gary Thomas*
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Late check-in at Information Table
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Morning coffee
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 1: Eugene Cho
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – Noon Session 2: Gary Thomas
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Live taping of The Boundless Show podcast with special guest Jim Downing 
2:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Free time and dinner on your own dime
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. VIP dinner with Boundless team and contributors*
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Q&A panel with Lisa Anderson, Danny Huerta, Joshua Rogers and Diane Mhoon

Saturday, July 11

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8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Morning coffee
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Session 3: Michelle Singletary
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Session 4: Showing of The Heart of the Matter
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Free time
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner and closing session: Lisa Anderson 

* For VIP Experience attendees only

Event Speakers

Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson is the director of Boundless and young adults at Focus on the Family and hosts
The Boundless Show, a national radio program and podcast. She loves connecting with young adults and strategizing how to better equip them for life, relationships and a faith that
goes the distance. Lisa is a graduate of Trinity International University, and her first book, The Dating Manifesto, will release just in time for Pursuit 2015. Lisa will give unique strategies for living the single life with purpose, including pursuing and developing close friendships.


Eugene Cho

Eugene Cho

A cultural innovator with a heart for people, Eugene Cho pastors Quest Church in Seattle, Wash., and is the author of Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? Eugene was born in Seoul, Korea; calls San Francisco his hometown; and lives in Seattle. He and his wife, Minhee, have been married for 18 years and have three children. Eugene will challenge us to live not by the world’s definition of success, but by God’s definition, and will show us what God can do with a life fully sold out to Him. 


Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary

Michelle Singletary is a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post. A financial expert and money coach, she is the author of several books including The 21-Day Financial Fast. Michelle attends First Baptist Church of Glenarden and is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park and The Johns Hopkins University. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their
three children. In her fun but no-nonsense way, Michelle will
outline important financial principles for young adults around
saving, spending, debt and planning for the future. 


Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas is a bestselling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others. He unites the study of Scripture, church history, and the Christian classics to foster spiritual growth and deeper relationships within the Christian community. He has written multiple articles for Boundless and has been a frequent guest on The Boundless Show. Drawing from his book The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not About Who You Marry, But Why?, Gary will share key principles for relating to the opposite sex, especially when it comes to choosing a spouse.  


Worship Leader

Abby Merkel Burley

Abby Merkel Burley

Abby Merkel Burley is a worship leader and songwriter who has a deep love for music and how it connects with people and the church. She began writing and leading worship in high school and toured extensively throughout college. She works to blend musical art with worship and to use songs that connect deeply with individuals. She has appeared on numerous recordings and has gained acclaim as a worship leader on New Life Church’s newest recording, Strong God (Integrity Music)Abby lives with her husband, Chris, in Colorado Springs and serves as a worship leader for New Life Downtown.



Special Guests

VIP Experience—SOLD OUT!

Maximize your conference experience by becoming a VIP attendee. Limited to only 25 participants, a VIP registration provides unprecedented access, tailored resources, and VIP-only events and meals where we’ve done all the thinking and planning for you. This frees you up to bask in the Colorado sunshine and make memories that will last a lifetime. 

A VIP registration includes:lounge

• Friday morning breakfast and Q&A with Gary Thomas
• Friday night dinner with Boundless team members Lisa Anderson, Martha Krienke and Anthony Ashley, plus Boundless contributors
• 30-minute private session with a Focus on the Family counselor, relationship expert, career advisor, life coach, financial planner or similar, to help tackle and give guidance to an issue of your choice (more details after you register)
Pursuit 2015 DVD
• Custom resource pack of the latest and greatest books and tools for young adults
• Focus on the Family VIP behind-the-scenes tour

Total cost for a VIP registration is $350. Space is extremely limited.