The inaugural biennial Urban Missional Institute Symposium will be launched on October 20 and 21, 2017, at Central Seminary. The symposium will serve as a platform for people to engage in dialogue around the ideas of faith, urbanism, and social engagement through the theme “Connecting Faith and the City for Good.”
Featured speakers are seasoned preacher and community developer Dr. John Perkins and professor and blogger Dr. Drew G.I. Hart. Both will challenge participants to lead their respective communities to engage all people as equal members of the Body of Christ in their social and economic justice efforts.
Dr. Perkins will deliver the keynote address on Friday, October 20. On Saturday, October 21, Perkins’ second lecture will open a program of day-long activities, including a series of short sermons delivered by young preachers between the ages of 16-24 sponsored by The Academy of Preachers. Additionally, attendees may participate in a series of workshops on preaching and community engagement. Dr. Hart will deliver the closing lecture on Saturday evening.
We hope you will plan to join us for this symposium to address the Church’s continuing need to combat classism, racism, and sexism.
While you may register for Dr. Perkins’ lecture only, you are also invited to participate in the entire two-day event, including hearing preaching through the Academy of Preachers.
To register for the Friday lecture only, click here. To register for both days, click here and look under Regional Festivals for the Midwest Festival. Access the link there to register as a young preacher or as a general attendee.
The Urban Missional Institute seeks to foster opportunities for dialogue, research, and strategic planning between advocates, students, and scholars who seek to make positive economic and spiritual impacts in their communities in the fields of urbanism and social engagement.