It’s easy to interpret the Lord’s Prayer as, “Your kingdom come on Twitter, Facebook, etc., as it is in heaven.” Too often we post about justice, expecting to create change, but never move beyond activism in virtual space. Come examine how to effectively use social media to move from virtual justice to practical justice and how online engagement can transform our spirituality.
As followers of Christ, we are called to be stewards of creation. We will talk about how God sees creation and our responsibilities, so we can discern how to obey him in our personal lifestyles, Bible study groups, and congregations.
Few cultural areas have gone untouched by the #MeToo movement. Notable male leaders in the political, entertainment, and business fields have been exposed as abusing and harassing women under their charge. The Church has likewise come under scrutiny. Come learn what a biblical, pastoral, and missional response to the #MeToo movement could look like.
Many people see Christians and Muslims as opposites, two completely different groups that could never get along. However, around the world, Christian and Muslim students are living and working side by side in peace. Hear stories from the largest Muslim country in the world and learn how to create peacemaking initiatives between Christian and Muslim students on your campus.
A lot of conflict exists within the Church right now. But does it have to be that way? Discover how we can reconcile our differences and work together to advance Christ’s mission.
How does the church get so confused about what the gospel really is and what it calls us to? Why are our efforts so readily sculpted into the world’s image even as we pursue causes of love and justice, truth and righteousness? Let us be shrewd. Let us be innocent.
Racial inequality, systemic barriers that disenfranchise people and perpetuate poverty—injustice is all around. In an age of #hashtag activism, raising awareness is not enough. Explore how relationships alongside the poor can deepen our understanding of a relational God who redeems all things for his glory and justice.
As people familiar with power and privilege, how do we live out the call to ministry and missions with wisdom and discernment? Discover and discuss how we must serve in marginalized communities with authenticity, humility, and respect.
Most Christians agree that we should steward God’s creation, but how are we supposed to fit another thing into our lives? And why? This interactive panel discussion features stories of how caring for creation is integral to our Christian walk and fundamental to our calling to serve God’s kingdom.
It’s important to take an honest look at the history of Christian missions and reflect critically and prayerfully. Learning a bit of our history can help us reimagine ways to live out the gospel with creativity and faithfulness while challenging cultural assumptions that hinder us.