We must be willing to grapple with the hard question, “How do we restore it and find a better way to become and be the church Jesus proclaimed we would be?”
As Christians, we know the hope and truth of the gospel can combat the effects of sin and brokenness around us. But does the rest of the world? Are they seeing evidence of this hope reflected through those who follow Jesus? Or are they seeing…
How can the church recover its witness as the radiant bride of Christ and live and serve Christ in the way it was intended?
Join Tara Beth Leach, author of the new book Radiant Church: Restoring the Credibility of Our Witness, Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Graham Hill, and Sean Palmer for this one-hour webinar, a candid discussion about the problems the North American church faces, plus strategies and practices for rediscovering a robust and attractive witness.
Tara Beth Leach has pastored in churches across North America, and most recently served as the Senior Pastor at “PazNaz” in Pasadena, California. She now resides in Chicagoland with her husband, Jeff, and their two boys, Caleb and Noah. Tara Beth Leach serves as a pastor at Christ Church in Oak Brook, IL.
She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (BA, youth ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (MDiv). She is the author of Emboldened (IVP, 2017), Kingdom Culture (Foundry, 2017), a contributor to multiple academic chapters, and her newest book, Radiant Church (IVP, 2021). Tara Beth loves Jesus and believes deeply that the local church can be who Jesus says we can be—radiant. She has two beautiful and rambunctious sons, Caleb and Noah, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, since 2006.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim received her her Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and is Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion. Kim is the author or editor of 20 books, most recently, Hope in Disarray; Keeping Hope Alive; Reimagining Spirit and Intersectional Theology co-written with Susan Shaw. She is a co-editor for the Palgrave Macmillan Book Series, "Asian Christianity in the Diaspora". Learn more about her work here.
Graham Joseph Hill has been in theological education for 16 years and Christian ministry for 30. He has planted churches, pastored, taught theology, and trained women and men for ministry and mission. He is Principal and Assoc. Professor at Stirling Theological College (University of Divinity) and the founding Director of The Global Church Project (Centre for the Research of Global Christianity). He is the author of 10 books, including, Global Church, Healing Our Broken Humanity (with Grace Ji-Sun Kim), Hide This in Your Heart (with Michael Frost), and Salt, Light and a City. Learn more on his author homepage at www.grahamjosephhill.com.
Sean Palmer is the teaching pastor at Ecclesia Houston, a speaker, and an executive coach. He is the author of Unarmed Empire and a contributing writer to The Voice Bible. He and his wife, Rochelle, live in Houston, Texas, with their two daughters.