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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Chuck Bomar

Pastor of Vision and Teaching

Colossae Church

Tigard, Or

Chuck Bomar planted and is Lead Pastor of Colossae Church in Portland, Oregon. He is also founder of two other organizations: CollegeLeader ( and iampeople ( He is author of over a dozen small group resources and six books with the most recent being the highly anticipated work titled, Better Off Without Jesus: Embracing the Promise of the Holy Spirit. Other titles are: Worlds Apart: Understanding the Mindset and Values of 18-25 Year Olds (Zondervan, 2011), College Ministry From Scratch (Zondervan, 2010), College Ministry 101 (Zondervan, 2009), 99 Thoughts for College-Age People (Group, 2009), and co-author with Reggie Joiner and Abbie Smith of The Slow Fade: Why You Matter in the Story of Twentysomethings (David C. Cook, 2010). When he is not traveling the country speaking at conferences or consulting with church or denominational leaders, he is home with his family, the place he loves to be more than any other. Chuck and his wife, Barbara, have three beautiful daughters: Karis, Hope and Sayla.

2015 Workshop

College: Biggest Mistakes Made When Starting a College Ministry


There are common misconceptions on where to start a ministry, especially a ministry for millennials, therefore requiring a different paradigm. This seminar discusses nine of the biggest mistakes people make when starting a college ministry from scratch.