Global Ministries Conference

Welcome to Multnomah University's 76th annual global ministries conference. This year we'll be focusing on Holistic Ministry for Sustainable Change. We'll explore this theme through:

  • Seminars
  • Conversations
  • Plenary Talks
  • Evening Activities
  • Prayer Hours
  • Worship


Main speaker: Stephan Bauman

Our keynote speaker is Stephan Bauman, the President and CEO of World Relief, an international relief and development organization that serves more than 5 million vulnerable people each year through more than 100,000 church-based volunteers. We look forward to joining with him to take a closer look at social injustice, what God is doing in other nations, and what He's doing in the lives of students and faculty at Multnomah.

Keynote speaker: Ken Wystma

Ken Wytsma is a leader, innovator, and social entrepreneur respected for his insight and collaborative spirit. He is the president of Kilns College, where he teaches courses on philosophy and justice. He is the founder of The Justice Conference—an annual international conference that introduces men and women to a wide range of organizations and conversations relating to biblical justice and God’s call to give our lives away.

Ken is a consultant and creative advisor to nonprofits and a sought after speaker on justice, church and culture. A church planter and lead pastor at Antioch Church, Ken lives in Bend, Oregon, with his wife, Tamara, and their four daughters.

Worship leader and speaker: Enric Sifa

Inspirational speaker and singer songwriter Enric Sifa takes people on a journey through his story: from life surrounded by violence in the Rwandan genocide, death of his family and friends, and living on the streets at a young age, to the empowering love he received from people not related to him in anyway—love that saved him—and the perseverance that created his success.

Sifa speaks about justice for children and encourages young people to forgive others, break free from victim mentality, and take action to become who they want to be. He has spoken in middle schools, high schools, and colleges, including Jesuit High School in Portland, OR, Stanford UniversityRegent University School of Law, and more.


February 23-25, 2016


Conference theme

Relief, development and advocacy.

Bible passage that captures our theme

Isaiah 58:6-12

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Past Conference Recordings 

Missed last year's Global Ministries Conference? Or didn't get to go to the workshop you really wanted to go to? Listen to last year's sessions.