Urban Ministry Conference: In the World for Good

October 21-23, 2013

Monday, October 21

Time Description Presenter
9:00–10:30 a.m. Registration  
10:00–10:30 a.m. Morning Chapel  
11:00–11:05 a.m. Opening Welcome: Dr. Charles Gieschen,
Academic Dean, Professor of Exegetical Theology,
Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.
11:05 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Neighborhood Renewal and Revitalization through
Works of Mercy
Deaconess Kim Schave
12:15–1:00 p.m. Lunch  
I. Theological and Moral Framework Fostering Flourishing in the Inner City
1:00–2:15 p.m. Re-think Poverty: The Human Person at the Center of the Economy Dr. Michael Matheson Miller
2:15–3:00 p.m. Urban Ministry—"Should I Not Spare that Great City" (Jonah 4:11) Dr. Anthony Steinbronn
3:00–3:15 p.m. Break  
3:15–4:00 p.m. Building Gospel Bridges in the City Dr. Mark Press
4:00–4:30 p.m. Panel Discussion  


Tuesday, October 22, 2013

II. Christian Compassion and Wisdom Pursuing Justice, Human Dignity, Capacity and Community
8:15–9:45 a.m. Gospel-Driven Community Transformation: Restoring and Empowering People Through Health, Education, Economic and Spiritual Development Dr. Michael Fechner
10:00–10:30 a.m. Morning Chapel  
11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Just Do It Rev. Charles L. Wildner
12:00–12:45 p.m. Lunch  
12:45–1:30 p.m. Eyes Forward: The Blessings and Challenges of the Future in an Urban Setting Prof. Jeffrey Pulse
1:30–2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion  
2:30–4:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: Learning and Sharing  
4:00–4:30 p.m. Breakout Session Reports  
5:30–6:30 p.m. Reception  
6:30–8:30 p.m. Banquet The Church at Work Key Note Speaker: Dr. John Nunes–Dreaming Big about the Image of God


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

8:45–9:45 a.m. Where the Street and God’s Book Meet Dr. John Nunes
10:00–10:30 a.m. Morning Chapel  
11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m. Growing the Kingdom in the City, One Soul at a Time Rev. Everette Greene