The City First Church Men’s Event is designed to empower and inspire you to live in God’s strength and to lead in your homes, workplaces, and relationships. Join us Saturday, March 2 for a jam-packed morning full of worship, teaching, and fun!

We’ll start off the day with a special homemade breakfast at 8:30am, have an opportunity to test our accuracy at the shooting range, and hear from dynamic guest speakers Shawn Johnson and Nick Nilson, along with our Senior Pastor, Jeremy DeWeerdt! This incredible event is only $20 per ticket, with a $5 discount if you are in a Life Group or on a Serve Team. Breakfast AND lunch will be included with your ticket.



March 02, 2019

Conference Schedule


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City First Church Cape Coral

121 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990

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Expires 03/02/19
Individual - $20

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Jeremy DeWeerdt
Senior Pastor // City First Church

Jeremy DeWeerdt serves as the Senior Pastor of City First Church, a church that is focused on introducing everyone to Jesus and teaching them to follow Him. Jeremy, along with his wife, Jen, were placed in leadership of the church in April of 2007, after having been on staff at City First Church for more than 16 years in the role of Student Ministries Pastor and Founder/Director of the post-high school ministry, Rockford Master’s Commission (now Focus One). Jeremy and Jen have been married since 1995 and have three amazing sons, Caden, Connor, and Paxton.

Nick Nilson
Youth & Young Adults Pastor // Lakewood Church

Nick Nilson currently serves as the Youth & Young Adult Pastor at Lakewood Church. Truly a son of our house, Nick was a student in our youth ministry, then interned in that ministry, and later served as the youth pastor. He and his wife Summer, a daughter of our house, have two kids – Haven and Denver.

Shawn Johnson
Lead Pastor // Red Rocks Church

Shawn Johnson serves as Lead Pastor of Red Rocks Church. He is passionate about seeing the people of Denver transformed by the Word of God and making heaven more crowded! Shawn is the author of Transit, a book dedicated to taking people closer to God. In it he shares his personal journey in growing closer to God, uncovers disciplines that were critical to that journey, and invites each of us to ignite an authentic relationship with God. He and his wife Jill have three active sons—Ethan, Austin, and Ashton—so when they’re not at church, they’re usually at a sports game!

Chris Merz
Conference Host & Location Pastor // City First Church Cape Coral

Pastor Chris Merz and his wife Abby moved from Celebration, FL to Rockford, IL in 2013 to join the City First Church team because they believed so strongly in Pastors Jeremy & Jen and their vision for Champions Club.

Chris has been lending his leadership and passion in multiple positions, but most recently has had the role of Serve Pastor. He has provided oversight of all Serve Teams for City First Church, including our God Behind Bars locations at Dixon Correctional Facility and Hardee Correctional Institution.

Chris and Abby met while serving in ministry in Celebration, FL and have been married since 2008. They, along with their two children, Kinley and Zeke, are diehard Ohio State Buckeye fans and are passionate about loving the community of Cape Coral and connecting people to Jesus!

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8:00am Doors Open
8:30am Breakfast
9:15am Session 1
10:30am Session 2
11:45am Session 3
1:00pm FREE Lunch/Event Ends!

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to talk to our Men’s Event Concierge about bringing a group, please call or email us. We’re here to help make sure your Men’s Event experience is the best it can be!