The Future of the Gospel: Why the Humanity of God’s Son Matters Everyday (Portland, OR)
NOTE: Due to a variety of circumstances this event has been canceled. We look forward to partnering with George Fox to host a gathering along these lines in the near future.
We are partnering with George Fox Evangelical Seminary to host this 1-day, Regional Gathering on Saturday, October 26, 2013.
For Evangelicals, Jesus’ divinity is clear and settled, but what does his humanity have to do with the prophetic role of the gospel today and into the future?
9:00-9:30 – Welcome and Worship, Nate Macy
Nate Macy is a producer, musician, and pastor. He has his Masters in Spiritual Formation from George Fox University and has spent time as a youth pastor, worship leader, speaker, worship consultant and musician. Nate has worked ecumenically in a variety of settings including Quakers, Free Methodists, United Methodists, Covenant, and others. Nate has toured across the United States with his music, from churches to colleges to camps, he is a member of North Valley Friends in Newberg, OR where he lives with his wife and son.
9:30-11:30 – Plenary Address: Why the Humanity of Jesus Matters Everyday, Cherith Fee-Nordling
In the past few years Cherith has been a sessional lecturer at Regent College, Vancouver, BC, Kuyper College and Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, MI, and Fuller Seminary's Young Life Masters Program in Colorado. She has also taught graduate courses for Westminster Theological Centre in London, England, the Vineyard Leadership Institute in Columbus, OH, the Fire School in Chicago, IL and the Trinity Learning Community in Corona, CA. She taught for five years at Calvin College and Seminary while serving as Co-Director of Christian Formation with her husband, and filled a one-year appointment at Wheaton College in theology. She is currently Associate Professor of Theology at Northern Seminary.
11:30-1:00 – Lunch
1:00- 2:00 – Workshops
2:00-2:30 – Break
2:30-3:30 – Workshops
3:30-4:00 – Closing Worship
1) Fad or Reality? – Participating in God’s Mission with the Latin@ Community, Miriam Méndez
Miriam Méndez is the founding and lead Pastor of Esperanza Church. She is an ordained American Baptist Pastor. She is a graduate of George Fox Seminary and currently working on the Doctor of Ministry in Leadership and Global Perspectives. As the Associate Executive Minister for the American Baptist Churches of the Central Pacific Coast, one of Miriam’s responsibilities is working with churches and leaders in the area of church planting. She loves a great “cafecito puertoriqueño!”
2) Health in Ministry: Jesus’ Humanity and Yours, Bob Hyatt
Bob has felt drawn to pastoral ministry since the 5th grade. He's always known: this is what he wanted to do- helping people find relationship with God. This has worked itself out most clearly in planting the Evergreen Community in Portland, OR in 2004. His passions now also include helping/mentoring other pastors, blogging here, and buying the latest techno-crap. He is a graduate of Western Seminary and currently finishing a D.Min at George Fox Seminary. He's also the co-author of an upcoming book from InterVarsity Press on Eldership in the Missional Church. Bob loves his wife Amy, his son Jack, and his daughters Jane and Josie, and is struggling to put them ahead of everything else, including ministry and techno-crap.
3) Church for the Fatherless, Mark Strong
Mark Strong has served as the pastor of Life Change Christian Center for 25 years. He is married to Marla and they have for children. Mark is a passionate follower of Jesus Christ and loves people.
4) The Humanity of Jesus: The Ethic of Care, Deborah Loyd
Deborah served as church planter and collaborative pastor at The Bridge Church in Portland for eleven years where she focused on serving the marginalized of the city. She is also an experienced entrepreneur who has started five successful businesses, including Finding Forward, her coaching and teaching organization. Helping leaders to find their voice in a world that is full of chatter is a journey that Deborah particularly enjoys. She has a high value for experiences that are both profound and fun, which brings both levity and depth to the mentorship coaching process. Deborah teaches at a couple of local colleges and seminaries. She has taught pastoral ministry, mission, communications, worship, spiritual life and ministry leadership coaching. She is co-creator of Convergence, an organization that supports women in Christian ministry. Deborah has degrees in Accounting and Biblical Studies, a masters degree in Exegetical Theology, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Transformational Leadership.
In her spare time she is an artist, loves to run and read. She is married to Ken, the love of her life, has three grown children, of whom she is very proud, and two beautiful granddaughters.
5) The Humanity of Christ and the Public Sector: Practicing the Hospitality of Jesus with the People of Government, Ben Sand
Ben serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Portland Leadership Foundation, an organization that believes healthy relationships should be the framework for addressing systemic change in our city. Ben's role on the PLF team centers on building strategic relationships and overseeing the quality control of PLF's work with the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative (www.actsix.org), Embrace Oregon (www.embraceoregon.org), and the capacity building work out of the Center for Communities (www.portlandleadership.org). Ben's joys include: Jesus Christ, his wife Maile and their two little girls (Adah and Zoe), Gonzaga basketball, and writing.
6) The Mission of Jesus as a Local, Praxis-oriented, Shalom-based Theologian, Randy Woodley
Rev. Dr. Randy Woodley is an esteemed Native American author, missiologist, activist and innovator. In over 35 years of grassroots ministry he has founded or co-founded organizations such as Cross Cultural Concerns, Christians for Justice, Eagle Valley Church, Eagle's Wings Ministry, American Indian Environment and Health Association, North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies, Evangelicals 4 Justice, Eloheh Village for Indigenous Leadership and Ministry Development and Eloheh Farm. His most recent book is Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision (2012). Currently, Dr. Woodley serves as Distinguished Associate Professor of Faith and Culture at George Fox Evangelical Seminary.
$30 per person or $40 if you would like a boxed lunch provided.
Location: Portland Center Campus, Room 155
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