Poverty & power, gender and sexuality, immigration and the movement of peoples, race and racialization–these are some of the issues the justice track will address. This track is designed to equip the Church to missionally respond to key kingdom areas of justice. Each session will help attendees understand the justice issue being addressed from a kingdom perspective as well as offer examples of how to provide justice leadership in the Church. A discussion on the track can be found before, during, and after Amplify 2017 on twitter through #justicesummit17.
Bette Lynn Dickinson leads and mobilizes artists with InterVarsity USA. Bette works to plant new arts ministries and develop the next generation of missional art leaders. As a prophetic artist and engaging communicator, Bette challenges audiences through metaphor and image. She is ordained in the Reformed Church in America and received her Masters of Divinity from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary.
Workshop: Addressing the Roots of Injustice through the Arts
Jazzy Johnson is the Director of the Chicago Urban Program for InterVarsity USA. Jazzy develops justice leadership through her involvement at the Sustained Dialogue Institute. Jazzy is an effective social justice educator, engaging audiences through interactive workshops and relevant resources designed to mobilize Christian engagement around issues of race, identity, power, and reconciliation.
Workshop: Encounter, Exposure, Belief: Facing Race & Racism in Mission
R. York Moore serves as National Evangelist for InterVarsity USA. He is the author of Growing Your Faith by Giving it Away! and Making All Things New. As an abolitionist, York has helped create state laws, corporate policies, resources, and a national dialogue concerning human trafficking. York came to faith as an atheist while studying philosophy at the University of Michigan. He also holds an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.
Workshop: Advancing the Gospel through Serving the ‘Common Good’
Damon Schroeder is the Director for US Integral Mission at World Relief, whose mission is “to empower the church to serve the most vulnerable.” Springing from his experience as a missionary kid from Cyprus, he has worked for 16 years, equipping churches to holistically reach the nations in their backyard.
Workshop: Immigration Vulnerability: A Gospel Justice Issue
Mike Tenbusch is the author of The Jonathan Effect: Helping Kids and Schools Win the Battle Against Poverty, which was written to inspire churches and companies to partner with high poverty schools so that their members can help the students achieve their destiny, as Jonathan did for David in the Bible. He is the CEO of Uncommon Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm helping schools, churches and impact organizations radically improve conditions and outcomes for young people in America’s cities.
Workshop: How Partnerships Between Churches and High-Poverty Schools Can Strengthen Both
Kate Vosburg leads missional evangelism in the greater LA area with InterVarsity USA. With 20 years of on-campus experience, Kate has effectively led missional communities during a time of radical culture change throughout Southern California. Kate is a leader within InterVarsity in evangelistically engaging the LGBTQ community in new and creative ways.
Workshop: Reaching LGBTQ People for Christ