Urban Missional Institute
Join us for the Urban Missional Institute Symposium
“Connecting Faith and the City for Good”
6:00 p.m., Friday, October 20, 2017
6601 Monticello Road, Shawnee, KS
The biennial Urban Missional Institute Symposium will be held on October 20, 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.
Featured speaker will be seasoned preacher and community developer Dr. John Perkins and professor. He 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.
We hope you will plan to join us for this symposium to address the Church’s continuing need to combat classism, racism, and sexism.
Dr. John Perkins is a sharecropper’s son who grew up in New Hebron, Mississippi amidst dire poverty. Fleeing to California at age 17 after his older brother’s murder at the hands of a town marshal, he vowed never to return. However, after converting to Christianity in 1960 he returned to Mendenhall, Mississippi, to share the gospel of Christ. While in Mississippi, his outspoken nature and support and leadership in civil rights demonstrations resulted in repeated harassment, beatings, and imprisonment. Today, Dr. Perkins is president of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation. He is one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement. He is also an internationally known author, speaker, and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation and Christian community development.
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.