1. The 2019 Pre-conference is specifically designed for experienced practitioners who desire to process substantive issues in more thorough ways than the format of the Main Conference otherwise provides.
  2. Credible, compelling and competent facilitators will guide all sessions guaranteed to be personal, provocative, and practical.
  3. Pre-conference topics have been selected based on the recommendations of multiethnic church leaders who have been questioned about, concerned with, or challenged by others in responding to one or more of the areas listed below.
  4. Intensive content is exclusive to the Pre-conference; i.e., not otherwise addressed through Main Conference workshops.
  5. Choose to attend a) one 4-hour session, b) two 2-hour sessions, or c) one 2-hour session (3p – 5p only).

Tuesday • Nov 5, 2019 • 1:00p – 5:00p

Session I • 1:00p – 2:45p CST

   The Coming Revolution in Church Economics
     Mark DeYmaz, Harry Li, Greg Wigfield, others TBA • Sponsored by Brotherhood Mutual
     Understanding why tithes and offerings are no longer enough and how to leverage church assets to generate sustainable income.

   Pain and Promise: Engaging the LGBTQ Community
     David Anderson, Linda DeYmaz, others TBA • Sponsored by BridgeLeader Network
     Understanding the pain and passion of Christians identifying with or impacted by this community, and how your church should respond.

•   Artificial Intelligence: Future Impact on the Local Church & Christian Thought
     Christopher Benek, others TBA • Sponsored by CoCreators Network
     Understanding the effect of AI on the ethics and economy of the local church, and what it will mean for you and your ministry.

•   The Multiethnic Movement and the Black Church
     Santes Beatty, others TBA • Sponsored by The Call and Response Ministries
     A seeming tension exists between multiethnic church advocacy and the black church experience. Historically and practically, multiethnic churches are today benefitting from the black church while not necessarily giving back to her. Since the reality of planting, growing, and sustaining churches remains a challenge for any church in an increasingly diverse society, this tension is one that should be honestly confronted and lovingly resolved via sound theology, ecclesiology, and cross-cultural relationships of transparency and trust. Come participate in this pre-conference conversation as leaders from both multiethnic and black church contexts discuss the challenges and ways to overcome the obstacles going forward.

•   Long Past Time: Women, Leadership and the Future of the American Church 
     Noemi Chavez, Grace Ji-Sun Kim, SaeHee Duran, others TBA
     Understanding the challenges and concerns of women called to lead, and how the church is evolving today.

   Engaging a Multi-faith World 
     Bob Roberts, Kevin & Angela Brown, Scott Venable • Sponsored by GlocalNet
     Understanding the why, what and how of relational engagement with Jews and Muslims, and what this can mean for your church. 

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Session II • 3:00p – 5:00p CST

   The Coming Revolution in Church Economics
     Mark DeYmaz, Harry Li, Greg Wigfield, others TBA • Sponsored by Brotherhood Mutual
     Understanding why tithes and offerings are no longer enough and how to leverage church assets to generate sustainable income.

   Pain and Promise: Engaging the LGBTQ Community
     David Anderson, Linda DeYmaz, others TBA • Sponsored by BridgeLeader Network
     Understanding the pain and passion of Christians identifying with or impacted by this community, and how your church should respond.

•   Artificial Intelligence: Future Impact on the Local Church & Christian Thought
     Christopher Benek, others TBA • Sponsored by CoCreators Network
     Understanding the effect of AI on the ethics and economy of the local church, and what it will mean for you and your ministry.

•   Embracing the Call: POC in Leadership in Multiethnic Churches
     Santes Beatty, Oneya Okuwobi, others TBA
     Understanding the dynamics of power and privilege: what’s involved, what’s not, and how the church should respond.

•   Long Past Time: Women, Leadership and the Future of the American Church 
     Noemi Chavez, Grace Ji-Sun Kim, SaeHee Duran, others TBA
     Understanding the challenges and concerns of women called to lead, and how the church is evolving today.

   Engaging a Multi-faith World 
     Bob Roberts, Kevin & Angela Brown, Scott Venable • Sponsored by GlocalNet
     Understanding the why, what and how of relational engagement with Jews and Muslims, and what this can mean for your church. 

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