Advanced Ministry Lectureship Series

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“Rigorously Orthodox, Progressively Missional”

Sponsored by Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Multnomah University

All ministry leaders (whether you are affiliated with Multnomah or not) are invited to this free lectureship series, featuring live, in-person presentations by:

  • Dr. John M. Perkins, “The Upside Down Kingdom: Beyond Charity”
    June 3rd, 6:30-8:30p in the Joseph C. Aldrich Student Commons at Multnomah University
  • Gabe Lyons, “For the Common Good: Living the Counterculture”
    June 4th, 7-9p in the Joseph C. Aldrich Student Commons at Multnomah University
  • Dr. Bob Roberts, Jr., “Bold as Love: Faith in the Public Square”
    June 10th, 7-9p in the Joseph C. Aldrich Student Commons at Multnomah University
  • Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, “Race and the Church: The Next Evangelicalism”
    June 11th, 7-9p in the Joseph C. Aldrich Student Commons at Multnomah University

Dr. John M. Perkins

JohnPerkinsJohn M. Perkins was born into Mississippi poverty, the son of a sharecropper. Despite having dropped out of school in the third grade, Perkins has been recognized for his work with seven honorary doctorates. His outspoken support and leadership role in civil rights demonstrations resulted in repeated harassment, imprisonment, and beatings. He is an international speaker, teacher on issues of racial reconciliation, indigenous leadership development, and community development.

John Perkins and his family have been ministering among the poor for over 50 years. In that time he has founded churches, community development ministries, programs for youth and adults, health centers and a variety of other enterprises. The best known of these ventures is the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA).

Gabe Lyons

GabeLyonsGabe Lyons is the founder of Q Ideas—a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society and author of The Next Christians and co-author of UnChristian, a bestselling book based on original research that revealed the pervasiveness of pop culture’s negative perceptions of Christians.

Prior to launching Q, Gabe co-founded Catalyst, a national gathering of young leaders. His work represents the perspectives of a new generation of Christians and has been featured by CNN, The New York Times, Fox News and USA Today.

Dr. Bob Roberts, Jr.

BobRobertsBob Roberts is the founder and senior pastor of NorthWood Church near Dallas/Fort Worth. Through his leadership, NorthWood has planted 130 churches in the US. He has led NorthWood and other churches to provide international development projects which include building schools, clinics and hospitals, micro-businesses, water systems and exchange student programs.

Roberts is also the founder of, and a leading practitioner on glocal – global and local – transformation of individuals, communities, and nations. Bob is the author of a number of books including, Bold as Love, Transformation, and The Multiplying Church.

Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

SoongChanRahRev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary., and the author of The Next Evangelicalism and Many Colors. He also currently serves on the board of Catalyst Leadership Center and Sojourners/Call to Renewal.

Rah is the founding senior pastor of the Cambridge Community Fellowship Church, a multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused church committed to living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. He has extensive experience in cross-cultural preaching.


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