Believe | Simply Jesus 2018

What Did Jesus Believe?

Simply Jesus 2018   July 26-29 | 4 Eagle Ranch | Vail Valley, CO


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At the 5th Simply Jesus Gathering we’ll gather to talk about the most important and influential person in all of history, and to probe the question:

What Did Jesus Believe?

It’s a question we seldom ask. We often hear talk about “believing in Jesus”, but what about Jesus’ beliefs? He did have them, after all: assumptions; a worldview; thoughts about relationships, meaning, purpose, and truth. And, yes, even beliefs about God. But what were they? And, if we claim to follow him, do we actually believe like he did?

Join us for #SimplyJesus2018 where we’ll dialogue, listen, laugh and eat together because the one on whom this gathering is based invites us in to this kind of deep, honest, and relational knowing. Strangers will become friends; friends will become like family. And, together – the convinced, the questioning, and the somewhat curious – we’ll turn our attention to the one who fully deserves it: Jesus of Nazareth.

Who should attend the Simply Jesus Gathering?

  1. Those who have tried to follow Jesus for a while (maybe you go to, or lead, a church) – We think you’ll leave inspired, refreshed, and a little more equipped to continue on (and invite others into) this transformational, wonderful journey of following Jesus.
  2. Those who think Jesus is interesting, but are not sure about all the religious stuff that often seems to come with him. – We anticipate you will hear some pretty deep thoughts about Jesus, make some neat connections with others like you, and generally be inspired toward faith, hope, and love as you gather with others around Jesus of Nazareth.

Are children and teens able to participate?
The minimum age requirement to come and participate with a parent is 14.

What’s the general schedule of the Gathering?

We will generally be together for Main Sessions during the mornings and evenings. Those sessions will include speakers, worship, and/or topical breakout sessions. In the afternoons, we’ll have smaller group options, and/or free relational/ranch activity time.

Friday night will be a highlight for many as we take time to relax and have fun together with old and new friends. We’ll have a “ranch – themed” evening complete with a country band and lessons for those want to take a turn on the dance floor, several campfires going, and other opportunities to connect while enjoying the unique atmosphere of 4 Eagle Ranch.

Tell me more about options for the afternoons.
Registrants will have the opportunity to select to be a part of a 3 hour afternoon seminar (1.5 hrs on Friday, 1.5 hrs on Saturday), called For Your Good: Jesus…On the Holy Spirit OR Conversation Groups, as part of registration. Conversation groups allow a group of up to 15 people to sit with a speaker for one hour to discuss a topic of the speaker’s choice. In addition, 4 Eagle Ranch offers an assortment of other activities (see below).

What “ranch activities” can I participate in at 4 Eagle?
4 Eagle offers a host of activities (horseback riding, ziplining, 4×4 rides). If you are interested in signing up for a Thursday, Friday or Saturday afternoon activity at the ranch, please click here. (The cost of these activities is in addition to your registration and will be paid directly to the vendors providing them.)

Can I bring my pet?
No pets are allowed at 4 Eagle Ranch.

What does the registration fee cover?
The registration fee covers all meals from dinner Thursday through Sunday breakfast, the option to camp on the property at 4 Eagle Ranch (you must bring your own gear), and entrance to all sessions. Registration fees are paid directly to the Ranch to cover the expenses of being there.

What does the registration fee NOT cover?
The registration fee does not cover any of the administrative or technical expenses (video, website, sound, etc.), the travel expenses for our speakers, or discounts/scholarships for those who are unable to afford the full registration cost. We are accepting donations to help cover these costs.

What are lodging options?
Camping under the stars with your tent or camper (no hookups) at 4 Eagle Ranch is included in the cost of registration. (PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST BRING YOUR OWN TENT/CAMPER/GEAR.) Portable showers and toilets will be available for camper use. For those who prefer something a little less rustic, there are several hotels in the nearby towns of Edwards and Eagle, as well as plenty of vacation homes for rent through VRBO or Airbnb (Search for Wolcott, CO).  Following are a few hotels we’d recommend:

  1. Americinn–Eagle.
  2. Inn and Suites at Riverwalk – Edwards.
  3. Best Western Plus Eagle Lodge & Suites. Mention “Simply Jesus” and receive a Thursday night rate of $129 and a Fri/Sat rate of $160.
  4. Collective Retreats. For anyone interested in a luxury camping (aka “glamping”) experience at 4 Eagle Ranch, contact Collective Retreats.  Mention Simply Jesus and receive $75 off the nightly rate.

​What about my special dietary needs?

​We have partnered with the culinary team at 4 Eagle Ranch to create a menu full of delicious, healthy meals for the Simply Jesus Gathering. Most meals will have non-dairy, vegetable, and/or “gluten-light” options. For those with a restricted diet, we will offer one vegan/gluten-sensitive (V/GS) entree at each meal. If you’d like to partake of the (V/GS) entrees instead of the standard menu, please indicate that when you register. (Note: if you select this option, please plan to eat from the vegan/”gluten-sensitive” options at each meal as we will base our preparation of food on these numbers.)

***For those with severe allergies, please know that the 4 Eagle Kitchen is not a gluten-free facility.***

What are my transport/parking options for/to the event?
The nearest large airport is Denver International Airport. From DIA, we suggest renting a car or taking a shuttle to Eagle (Drop off at the Kum & Go station just off I-70 next to AmericInn). For those renting a car or driving their own, 4 Eagle Ranch has ample parking (but we do suggest carpooling). We will provide morning and evening shuttle service to/from the ranch to the Kum & Go station in Eagle for those who need it.

Can I carpool with others from DIA to the Ranch?
The best way to connect with others wanting to carpool is to leave a visitor post on our Facebook page, including your flights’ arrival and departure times.  Those posts can be seen by anyone else looking to arrange a carpool.

What is the appropriate dress?
Casual. We’ll be at a ranch!

Is my registration refundable or transferrable?
Registration costs are refundable through April 15, 2018. However, a $35 administrative fee will be assessed. Tickets are transferrable through June 15, 2018. Please contact for more information.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email Erica Denney at

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Dates & Times

July 26 (5:30 p.m.) – July 29 (11:30 a.m.)


4 Eagle Ranch — Wolcott, CO


$279 per person (through June 15)
$299 per person (June 16 – July 26)
$125 per person for college & high school students between 14 & 23 (limited to 50)

Cost includes all meals, sessions, and option to camp at 4 Eagle Ranch.

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