Simply Jesus 2016: “Invitation”

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Shane ClaiborneShane Claiborne
Larycia Hawkins, PhDLarycia Hawkins, PhD
Rickey BoldenRickey Bolden
Conrad GempfConrad Gempf


Idelette McVickerIdelette McVicker
Jeremy CourtneyJeremy Courtney
Mike MartinMike Martin
Justin RossowJustin Rossow
Rick LawrenceRick Lawrence

Jesus. A ranch in the mountains of Colorado. 400 people. Great speakers. Conversation around a meal. Connection around a campfire. Leaders. Followers. Seekers. Curious. All are invited.

And, again, always…Jesus.

For this third Simply Jesus Gathering we continue in our pursuit to create a conversational space, a community of people unashamedly committed to the idea that Jesus is enough. Simply Jesus.

This year we will center on the life and teachings of Jesus looking through the lens of his story of the great banquet in Luke, chapter 14. We will explore the idea of Invitation:

  • What is Jesus’ invitation?
  • What does it mean to be invited?
  • Who is invited and why would any reject the invitation?
  • Do we have a role to invite, and if so how do we do it effectively?

Our time together will include challenging talks, shared meals, smaller discussion and break-out groups, worship, and space to meet with Jesus in the beauty of creation. We hope you will join us!


“Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full.'” — Jesus in Luke 14:23

Everyday Peacemaking Track

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 be reminded that Jesus is bigger than any box we’ve accidentally tried to put in. And, we think you’ll leave inspired, refreshed, and a little more equipped to 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.

What’s the general schedule of the Gathering?
We will generally be together in a large group during the mornings and evenings. In the afternoons, there will be breakouts and discussion circles to sign up for, or free relational/ranch activity time.

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

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

What does the registration fee NOT cover?
The registration fee does not cover any of the administrative or technical expenses (video, live streaming, 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 on the registration page to help cover these costs.

What are lodging options?
Camping under the stars at 4 Eagle Ranch is included in the cost of registration. (Note that you must bring your own tent/gear and there are no hookups.) Portable showers and toilets will be available for camper use. For those who prefer something a little more comfortable, we have arranged special pricing with the following hotels in Eagle, CO. (Note that this is the busiest time of the year for these hotels, so make your reservations early!)

  1. AmericInn. Mention “Simply Jesus” and receive a $99 room rate for any available room. Rate offer expires May 31.
  2. Best Western. Mention “Simply Jesus” and receive a $123 room rate for any available room.
  3. Comfort Inn. Mention “Simply Jesus” and receive a $143 room rate for any available room.
  4. Collective Retreats. Mention “Simply Jesus” and receive a $275 nightly rate for a luxury tent at 4 Eagle Ranch.

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.

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 or Friday 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.) An afternoon painting class will also be offered. If you are interested, please click here.

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

Is my registration refundable or transferrable?
Registration costs are refundable through March 15, 2016. However, a $25 administrative fee will be assessed. Tickets are transferrable through June 15, 2016. Please contact for more information.

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

Dates & Times

July 28th (5:30 pm) — July 31st (11:30 am)


4 Eagle Ranch — Wolcott, CO