Free Evening Sessions @ Mission on Our Doorsteps Summit this week
The Mission on Our Doorsteps Summit is a catalytic, multi-church event designed to equip church leaders and members with mission-vision and skills for 365 days-per-year intercultural ministry.
Evening sessions from 6:30-8:30pm, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are all free and open to the public (featured speakers’ bios below) at Wheaton Bible Church & Iglesia del PuebloMission on Our Doorsteps – Paco Amador (Thurs)Global Migration on Our Doorsteps – Ray Bakke (Fri)Reconciliation on Our Doorsteps – Brenda Salter-McNeil (Sat) For those who cannot come to the full Summit, there are one day registrations available – $60 for students; $95 for individuals and $145 for couples. Walk-in registration is available throughout the Summit by cash, check or credit card at the door.
Evening session plenary speaker bios:
Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, president and founder of Salter McNeil and Associates, is an author, speaker and thought-leader with over 25 years of ministry experience in the field of racial, ethnic, and gender reconciliation. Due to her extensive ministry experience alongside having earned a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theologoical Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Palmer Theological Seminary, Dr. Salter McNeil began teaching as an Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies in the School of Theology at Seattle Pacific University.Dr. Raymond J. Bakke served as Chancellor, distinguished professor of global urban ministry, and member of the Board of Regents until his retirement from Bakke Graduate University at the end of 2011. Through his newly formed nonprofit, Ray Bakke Associates (RBA), he will continue to invest in the next generation of urban ministry leaders locally, nationally, and around the globe by speaking, teaching, mentoring, consulting and publishing. RBA strategically partners with those who are passionate about empowering the church to be creatively missional in an urban world.Pastor Francisco “Paco” Amador was born in Mexico City. After a nine-year stint as a public school teacher, in 2005 Paco was called into full-time pastoral ministry leading New Life Community Church in Little Village. New Life Community Church is a multi-site church with 14 different locations throughout the Chicago area. Paco is pursuing a doctoral degree from Bakke Graduate University.