Finishing The Task 2018 Conference

December 4-6, 2018
Saddleback Church
Lake Forest, California

The goal of Finishing the Task is to send workers and plant churches in every people group… to finish the task of “starting” in every remaining people group of the world so those living without any knowledge of Jesus can hear about Him in their own language. Great Commission efforts have been accelerating at a tremendous pace over recent years and the goal is within sight.  Don't miss this incredible time in history— get involved! We invite you to join us this year at the 2018 Finishing The Task Conference!

Who Should Attend?

If you identify with one or more of the following categories, this conference is for you!

Why Attend?

This three-day event is a hands-on conference where you will interact with others to discover where the Lord is leading you! The conference will help you take concrete steps toward people group engagement. In recent years, the reach of the gospel has spread as never before. This is due to efforts such as the Finishing the Task Network, where like-minded leaders and pastors gather to prioritize and plan on how to more strategically reach the remaining Unengaged, Unreached People Groups (UUPGs) of the world.

Jesus told us to make disciples of all nations. These three info-packed days will help your church or organization to fulfill His Great Commission.

Finishing the task of taking the gospel to every people group on earth is one of the most exciting opportunities for us in this season of the Church's history!


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Who Are the Keynote Presenters?

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Paul Eshleman — Director, Finishing the Task

Paul Eshleman is Vice President of Networks and Partnerships for Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ International). Paul founded the JESUS Film Project and served as its Director for 25 years. He led the nationwide “I Found it Campaign”, EXPLO 72, and recently headed the Strategy Working Committee for the Lausanne Movement. Paul currently serves as the Executive Director of the Finishing the Task Network and President of the Issachar Initiative. He and his wife Kathy have two adult children and live in Orange County, CA.

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Rick Warren — Pastor, Saddleback Church

Pastor Rick Warren founded Saddleback Valley Community Church with his wife Kay more than 30 years ago. Today, the church, located in Lake Forest, Calif., is one of the 10 largest and most influential churches in America. Recognizing his far-reaching influence, Pastor Warren developed The PEACE Plan to partner with churches, businesses and NGOs to Promote reconciliation, Equip servant leaders, Assist the poor, Care for the sick and Educate the next generation. Pastor Warren is also the author of “The Purpose Driven Life,” the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history.

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Loren Cunningham — Founder, Youth With A Mission (YWAM)

Loren Cunningham is the Founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), an ever-expanding global "family of ministries" which has reached into every nation on earth. Some five million participants have served in YWAM programs as students, short-term volunteers and full-time staff since its inception in 1960. Loren has gone to every nation for the sake of Christ and the Great Commission, which gives him valuable insight into global trends and uniquely prepares him to share strategies for world evangelism. Loren’s personal goal is to eradicate Bible poverty with oral translations for the 1,776 Bible-less languages by 2020.

Registration Information



International Registration: $220 (ends November 16th midnight)
Early Registration: $260 (ends September 16th midnight)
Regular Registration: $290 (ends November 16th midnight)
Late Registration: $320 (ends November 30th midnight)

Receive a 5% discount for registering 3 or more (must be registered together on same transaction)

Paying by check? Please print and follow the instructions on the downloadable registration form.

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Conference Starts: 7:30am on Tuesday, December 4th

7:30-8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30am Opening Session begins

Conference Ends: 4:00pm on Thursday, December 6th

Optional Day: Friday, December 7th

Space available for attendees to hold team meetings, debrief and network

Registration Includes:

Conference fee; continental breakfast; three lunches; Tuesday and Wednesday dinners; daily refreshment breaks; and resource materials.
Note: Transportation and accommodation not included. See Travel and Lodging information below.

Cancellation Policy:

All sales are final; registration fee is transferable.

Country/Region List:

On the registration form you will be asked about countries and regions where you might consider working. The country/region list may be found here.

Travel and Lodging


Saddleback Church
1 Saddleback Parkway
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Closest Major Airport:

Orange County/Santa Ana Airport (SNA)

Ground Transportation:

Conference participants are responsible for their own local transportation.  If flying into Orange County/Santa Ana Airport (SNA), some of the recommended shuttle services are: Super Shuttle (800-258-3826); Best Chauffeured Worldwide (714-500-3170); Shaw Transportation (949-798-9015); Bo's Service (949-554-5366).  If flying into Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX), the recommended service:  Super Shuttle (800-258-3826).


Hotels Close to Saddleback Church with Discounted Group Rates:

Ayres Suites, Mission Viejo
28941 Los Alisos Blvd., Mission Viejo, CA  92692 (2.2 miles away)
Discounted room block available for nights of Dec. 2-6
Group: Finishing the Task
Reservations: 949-455-2545
Book your stay by Thursday 11/1/18, limited rooms available
Cancellation no later than 48 hours prior to your stay
$149 + tax and fees – Deluxe King Bed
$159 + tax and fees – 2 Queens
*Includes full breakfast, free parking, free wifi
Check in 3pm, check out 12pm
Ayres Hotel & Spa
28951 Los Alisos Blvd., Mission Viejo, CA  92692 (2.2 miles away)
Discounted room block available for nights of Dec. 2-6
Group: Finishing the Task
Reservations: 949-305-7200
Book your stay by Thursday 11/1/18, limited rooms available
Cancellation no later than 48 hours prior to your stay
$149 + tax and fees - King Studio Suite
$159 + tax and fees – 2 Queen Studio Suite
*Includes full breakfast, free parking, free wifi
Check in 3pm, check out 12pm
Hilton Garden Inn Irvine East Lake Forest
27082 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA  92610 (1.1 miles away)

Discounted Room Block for the nights of Dec. 2-6
Group: Finishing the Task
Reservations: Click here or call 949-859-4000
Book your stay by Sunday, 11/18/2018
$129 + tax and fees – Double Queen or King Room
*10% discount on Breakfast at the Garden Grille at the Hilton Garden Inn

Additional Hotels Close to Saddleback Church:

Courtyard by Marriott Foothill Ranch, 27492 Portola Parkway, Foothill Ranch, CA  92610, 949-951-5700 (0.8 miles away)
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Hampton Inn Foothill Ranch, 27102 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, CA  92610, 949-597-8700; (1.1 miles away)
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Information about additional accommodations can be found on the Saddleback Lake Forest web site.
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