Posts Tagged ‘conference’
Categories: Alumni, General, Media, Seminary, Students
Church & State Conference
In anticipation of our upcoming election season, many Christians are asking "Is there a Christian way to vote?" This conference will go beyond the "Christian voter card" to considering holistic ways of bringing our faith to bear in the public sector. We will explore the relationship between church and state, seeking to develop a Christian ethic for life in the public square. Read the rest of this entry »
Categories: Faculty, General, Pray For MU, Press Releases, Seminary
(The following is a reprint of our press release - but since space is filling up fast at this event, we thought we should get something up right away!)
Multnomah Biblical Seminary's Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins will hold two seminars to promote unity in the church and outreach to the poor on April 9th and 10th, respectively. Together, these seminars make up the annual Spring conference that New Wine puts on in the community.
People often think caring for the poor in the analogy of giving a poor man fish to eat or teaching him to fish so he can eat forever. Neither approach moves beyond charity, which keeps the poor dependant and demeans their humanity. Instead, Christians must help the poor become entrepreneurs so that they can own the pond together.
At the introductory seminar, "An Evening of Inspiration: breaking down barriers", Dr. Paul Louis Metzger will discuss how the white church has historically failed to build a relationship with the black church. Together, Dr. Metzger and Dr. John M. Perkins will urge the church to long for unity and will lay the foundation of what "owning the pond together" means.
Owning the Pond Together, April 10th
The second seminar, "Owning the Pond Together: developing communities through entrepreneurship", suggests that community development involves partnering with the poor by thinking creatively and fostering micro-enterprise. The seminar stresses the importance for Christians to move beyond charity and toward cultivating community through effective business practices. In this way can Christians and the poor own the pond together and protect the community from being sold out to the highest bidder.
Perkins, Metzger, and Pastor Eric Bahme will present the importance of partnering with the poor and how to put "owning the pond" principles into practice.
Following Perkins and Bahme's lead, churches can help form local enterprises that meet local needs and employ indigenous people by partnering with the poor, sharing skills and economic resources and investing capital so the poor will have ownership in the community. Churches can also become partners to foster business ownership among the local people.
- An Evening of Inspiration
Free to the public
Friday, April 9, 7p.m., at Emmanuel Temple Church (1033 N. Sumner).
Categories: Alumni, Faculty, General, Missions, Programs, Seminary, Students
Have you heard of the Innovative Evangelism Conference being held right here in Portland (technically, at the Jantzen Beach Red Lion)? Did you also know that because of Multnomah Seminary student involvement and Multnomah University event sponsorship that all MU students get a discounted rate to attend?
- Innovative Evangelism Conference
- Nov 10-13, 2009
- Red Lion Hotel on the River in Jantzen Beach
- Driving Directions From Multnomah
- Student Rate = $20/day (Normal Rate = $75/day!)
- Also, stop by MU's booth and help tell people about your school!
Speakers & Artists
- Luis Palau (Multnomah Alum!)
- Andrew Palau
- Dinesh D'Souza
- Miles McPherson
- Matt Redman
- Plus many others
Seminary Class Participation
Here's a brief synopsis of the practical involvement of one of Dr. Roger Trautmann's classes:
MBS students enrolled in "PM 645: Evangelism for the 21st Century" have an assignment to interview practitioners mobilizing God’s people in the area of “word & deed” evangelism. The assignment is designed to take the theory constructed and discussed in the classroom and then see it contextualizing and implementing in the world of “every-day” life. The Innovative Evangelism Conference provides the rare opportunity to hear and interact with up-to-date practitioners and theoreticians through plenary and workshop sessions. This has been provided by the Next Generation Alliance , a leader in the area of evangelism in both the local community and around the world, to MBS students. PM (Pastoral Ministry) 645 students are given the opportunity to attend and report on what they learned in this conference as a part of the course.
And, For Your Viewing Pleasure
Categories: Faculty, General, Seminary, Students
Come attend New Wine's fall conference, Lifestyle Evangelism in the 21st Century: Building Bridges to Neighbors and Neighborhoods! It will highlight the profound evangelistic and missional approach generated by Dr. Joe Aldrich's classic book Lifestyle Evangelism and what lifestyle evangelism looks like in the 21st century.
The conference will feature presentations, workshops, and panels by Paul Louis Metzger, John Morehead, Rusty Pritchard, Mike Abbate, Clark Blakeman, Tony Kriz, Caleb Rosado, Gary Tribbett, Brad Harper, David Greenidge, Roger Trautmann, Rachel O'Brien and more!
When and Where Is It?
- Saturday, September 26
- 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Mosaic Church: 1832 NE 39th Ave. Portland, OR 97212
How Much Does it Cost?
- Students: $10
- MU staff, faculty & alumni: $20
- General public: $25
How Do I Register?
Download, fill out, and e-mail your registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- To view the conference schedule and a list of workshop offerings, check out New Wine's website.
- For other information, contact New Wine at 503.251.6767