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Sat, Aug 17


Gateway Seminary (Ontario Campus)

Transform | Recovering Biblical Love

8 AM – 4PM | SATURDAY, AUGUST 17th at Gateway Seminary Register for Transform, a one-day workshop focused on learning about recovering biblical love in your community at Transform, a one-day conference for ministry leaders and Bible teachers.

Transform | Recovering Biblical Love
Transform | Recovering Biblical Love

Time & Location

Aug 17, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Gateway Seminary (Ontario Campus), 3210 E Guasti Rd., Ontario, California 91761

About the event

Recovering Biblical Love

Register for Transform, a one-day conference focused on recovering biblical love in community, hosted by ADVANCE and IESBA. Sessions will be offered in Spanish and English.

Regístrese para Transform: Recuperando el Amor Bíblico, una conferencia de un día organizado por ADVANCE e IESBA. Todas las sesiones se ofrecen en Inglés y Español.


Cost: (purchase link

  • Individual Ticket: $20 per person


8:30 a.m. | Worship and Main Session

9:15 a.m. | Breakout One

10:30 a.m. | Breakout Two

11:45 a.m. | Lunch

12:30 p.m. | Main Session

1:15 p.m. | Breakout Three

2:30 p.m. | Main Session

3:00 p.m. | Worship and Close

Main Sessions

(Con traducción)

  1. Real Love: Hollywood vs the Bible (Dr. Adam Groza, Gateway Seminary)
  2. Love Your Enemy (Benny Dariush, Pro UFC Fighter/Trainer)
  3. Loving the Church (Dr. Hal Seed, New Song Church)
Breakout Sessions


  1. A Theology of Love: God is Love (Dr. Steve Reynolds, First Baptist Church Barstow)
  2. Love for God’s Word (Pastor Alan Balatbat, Watermark Fellowship Church)
  3. Bible Misconceptions: How can God be both Loving & Wrathful? (Dr. Joe Slunaker, CBU, Knott Ave Christian Church)
  4. Godly Love in Marriage (Ralph & Pam Neighbour, ChurchWest)
  5. LGBTQ & the Church: Compassion without Compromise (Pastor Trenton Mueller, The Abiding Church)
  6. Navigating Divorce & Remarriage in the Church (Dr. Walter Price, Shoreline Baptist Church)
  7. Loving your neighbor: Reaching the Community (Pastor James Turner, Eastvale Bible Church)
  8. God’s Love for the Nations (Dr. Eddie Pate, Gateway Seminary)
  9. Masculinity & Love (Dr. Abel Galvan, OCSBA, Faith Fellowship Church)
  10. Loving the Persecuted Church (Dr. Greg Cochran, CBU, Fellowship Baptist Church)
  11. Isolation & Loneliness as Christians (Dr. Nathan Lewis, CBU)
  12. Restoring Hurting Families (Dr. Debbi Steele, Gateway Seminary)


  1. Amando a Dios y al Projimo (Pastor Daniel Paredes, Iglesia Bautista Senda de Paz)
  2. Amando la Iglesia - Adoración a Dios (Pastor Efren Castro, Iglesia Cristiana Casa de Luz)
  3. Amor para la siguiente generación (Pastor Christian Morales, Iglesia Voz)

Course Credit: Anyone attending Transform at Gateway’s main campus in Ontario can apply to receive one hour of ADVANCE* elective credit free of charge. We will also waive your ADVANCE application fee when applying for this elective credit. To apply and receive credit, please request a form during check-in the morning of the event. If you have more questions about credit, you can email

*ADVANCE is an international training program for church leaders. Classes are offered at a post-high school level in a variety of languages to prepare effective Christian leaders for contextualized gospel ministry.

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