The radical shifts and rapid changes in our culture demand a serious review and revision of how we think-and-do evangelism. This track will create a 6-segment, 6-topic, learning community to help you rethink your assumptions and and recalibrate methodologies. Thought-leader presenters, best-practice labs, interviews, roundtable format…all are based on the ambitious challenge to reorient evangelism upon an apologetic of love. Our love for God expressed by our prayer-fueled love for the lost and the least; in our neighborhoods and in their lifestyle-affinity culture. Segment 6: You leave with action steps toward an evangelism that equips and empowers everyone (your sphere of influence), everywhere (community-campus-city) to express the gospel every day.
Bishop Claude Alexander is Senior Pastor of The Park Church in Charlotte, NC, and immediate past President of the Hampton University Ministers Conference. He currently serves on the board of the Charlotte Center City Partners, Christianity Today, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Mission America Coalition Facilitation Committee, and as Vice-Chair of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Board of Trustees.
Lon Allison is Pastor of Teaching and Outreach at Wheaton Bible Church and former Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. He has taught Master’s and Doctoral evangelism courses at North Park Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and Northern Seminary. His recently published book (im)Possible is a theological explanation of holistic relational evangelism.
Kathy Branzell is National Coordinator of LOVE2020, a nationwide evangelism initiative that is mobilizing evangelism in three dozen life-affinity spheres. She is a Board Member of the National Prayer Committe and has served the National Day of Prayer leadership team in several strategic roles. Founder of FACE, the 130,000 member Fellowship and Christian Encouragement for Educators, she continues to write as a thought-leader for Christian educators across the United States.
Paul Cedar is the Chair/CEO of the Mission America Coalition and served as President of the Evangelical Free Church of America and Senior Pastor of Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena, California. He was with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and worked as a Crusade Director with evangelist Leighton Ford. Deeply committed to the ministry of evangelism in the United States and around the world, Paul served as Chairman of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization. He is author of eight books.
John “Doc” Fuder is Founder and Director of Heart for the City. His passion to teach and train others to engage the city comes from his many years of experience in ministry in California and training students in Urban Studies at Moody Theological Seminary. Doc Fuder equips the broader Body of Christ to engage more deeply in contextualizing the gospel in their local communities. He also leads the PrayChicago movement, calling the Church to prayer and community impact.
Dennis Fuqua is Executive Director of International Renewal Ministries and facilitates extended prayer summits both nationally and internationally. He previous served in pastoral ministry for 25 years and continues to equip Jesus followers as a workshop leader, author, and as a co-host on the Loving Our Community to Christ interview podcasts.
Phil Miglioratti serves the Mission America Coalition as National Facilitator for Cities/Communities and curates internet and social media for Cityreaching.com, LOVE2020.com, National Pastors’ Prayer Network, Pray.Network and Discipleship.Network. He pastored The Woodfield Church for 19 years and led the launch of Promiseland at Willow Creek.
Dave Robinson is Executive National Director of City Leadership Networks, Cru, and his wife, Karen Robinson, is Team Effectiveness Manager for City Leadership Networks, Cru. They have been on staff with Cru for over 35 years and are part of a team that is advancing the mission of Jesus to the city .
Mark Slaughter is an evangelistic communicator speaking at college campuses, conferences, and churches with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA. Before joining InterVarsity, Mark served as a pastor, and is currently serving as the National Facilitator of Emerging Generations with the Mission America Coalition (US Lausanne Committee), collaborating with various ministries to mentor and empower a new generation of evangelistic communicators and leaders.
Ebony Small is Movement Day Director for The New York City Leadership Center and has a passion to bring forth the transformative power of the gospel to the lives of people through collaborative partnership-building impacting communities, cities, and the world for the cause of Christ. She is a member of the Global Cities Leadership Community and advises the leadership of other cities (i.e., Dallas, TX; Pretoria, South Africa and Port-au-Prince, Haiti) as they develop their Movement Day expressions. She serves as an elder at Bethel Gospel Assembly in New York City’s Harlem community.
Robert “Bob” Whitt is former Senior Pastor of Family Life Church and a seasoned community organizer with deep experience in program development and execution across public and nonprofit sector. As the Founder of Building on Collaboration, Bob is combining his diverse experience with youth-at-risk in under-resourced communities with Fox Valley Christian Action, his service to the City of Elgin Police Department, and his convening and coordinating roles with LOVE Fox Valley citywide church collaboration, to bring the unifying message of the Gospel to neighborhoods and communities.