Tracks & Workshops

Track 1 • THEOLOGICAL INSIGHTS
Explore the biblical mandate of the multiethnic church and learn how to articulate it succinctly for others.
Speakers: Derwin Gray, Charles Ware, Brian Warth, TBD (times & topics TBD)

Track 2 • SOCIOLOGICAL INSIGHTS
Consider the latest research, demographic shifts, and coming trends to more effectively engage an increasingly diverse and cynical society. Speakers: Michael Emerson, Korie Edwards, George Yancey, Oneya Okuwobi (times & topics TBD)

Track 3 • CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE (CQ®)
Explore the why and what of cultural intelligence as a necessary skill for relating effectively with people from different backgrounds and learn how to build CQ® capacity in your church or organization.
Speakers: Dave Livermore, Harry Li & Graham McKeague, Irwin Ince, TBD (times & topics TBD)

Track 4 • EMPOWERING DIVERSE LEADERS
Discuss the why, how, and what of taking intentional steps to build or become part of a healthy multiethnic staff team.
Speakers: Ryan Kwon, Jason Davila & Ray Chang, Deb Walkemeyer & TBD (times & topics TBD)

Track 5 • MULTIETHNIC PLANTING
Discover promising practices to help you launch, develop, and sustain a healthy multiethnic church.
Speakers: Dhati Lewis, Saehee Duran, Scott & Tami Free, Corey & Robin Sanders (times & topics TBD)

Track 6 • HOMOGENEOUS TRANSITION
Discover promising practices to help you lead an historically homogeneous congregation in becoming a healthy multiethnic church.
Speakers: Keith Jenkins, Mark Hearn, Hanibal Rodriguez and TBD (times & topics TBD)

Track 7 • DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION
Meet disruptive innovators effecting systemic change today and discover promising practices to expand influence and impact in your own ministry context.
Speakers: Rodrigo Cruz, Yucan Chiu, Arlynn Ellis & Greg Wigfield (times & topics TBD)

Track 8 • CHURCH ECONOMICS
Learn the why, how, and what of getting beyond tithes & offerings to create multiple streams of revenue by leveraging church assets, blessing the community, and generating sustainable income.
Speakers: Hugh Halter, Jay Moon, Dan Davidson & Rafael Estrella (times & topics TBD)

Track 9 • MISSIONAL ENGAGEMENT
Sponsored by Forge America
Explore the intersection of what for some remains two separate approaches to ministry and learn why they are better pursued as one.
Speakers: Lisa Rodriguez-Watson, Rowland Smith & Andres Zelaya, Terry Ishee & Jaimé Jiminez, Beth Wolfe (times & topics TBD)

Track 10 • THE URBAN CONTEXT
Consider unique challenges and how to overcome the obstacles in order to create a multiethnic and economically diverse, socially just, and financially sustainable church in the urban context.
Speakers: Rich Villodas, Dennae Pierre, Tommy "Urban D. Kyllonen, Lawrence Hicks & Paul Kroger (times & topics TBD)

Track 11 • COMMON CHALLENGES
Discuss current concerns and discover effective solutions for leading diverse people to walk, work, and worship God together as one in a local church for the sake of the Gospel.
Speakers: Susie Gamez, Naeem Fazal, TBD, TBD (times & topics TBD)

Track 12 • JESUS & JUSTICE
Explore practical ways to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God and others in the city, understanding that justice is not peripheral but intrinsic to the Gospel.
Speakers: Noemi Chavez, Chuck Mingo & Team, Alex Mandes, Joy Kirkland (times & topics TBD)

Track 13 • CONTENTIOUS ISSUES
Consider how best to navigate nuance and the complexities of divisive topics that are negatively impacting Christian witness today, and the added challenges of doing so in a multiethnic environment.
Speakers: Chris Williamson, David Swanson, Ray Chang, TBD (times and topics TBD)

Track 14 • FEARS & TENSIONS
Discuss hot topics and the intersectionality of biblical truth, the local church, power dynamics and more, as either help or hinderance to Christian witness in today's pluralistic and polarized society.
Speakers: Soong-Chan Rah, David Anderson & Dave Hiliger, Michelle Reyes, TBD (times and topics TBD)

Track 15 • RACIALIZED TRAUMA
Candidly discuss what can be done and how to help ministry leaders of color overcome the hurt and pain of micro aggressions, injustice wrought by privilege, and a lack of cross culture intelligence still prevalent in churches today, in order to heal from race-based stress or harm.
Speakers: Dr. Michael Traylor, Rev. Chip Freed, TBD, TBD (times & topics TBD)

Track 16 • CHILDREN & STUDENTS
Learn promising practices for providing children, students, and families with the Christ-centered environment and experiential knowledge they need to effectively navigate and shape current culture.
Speakers: Dorena Williamson, Michelle Reyes, Lauren Carrión, DJ Coleman (times & topics TBD)

Track 17 • WE GOT NEXT
Meet and learn from leaders under 40 years of age that today advocate and are engaged in advancing unity, diversity, and justice in the local church, broader Christian community, and the communities they serve as ambassadors of Christ.
Speakers: Josh Clemons & Dan Crain, Eli Bonilla Jr., Kristen Mockler Young & Angel Jordan (times & topics TBD)

Track 18 • LEADING WORSHIP
Consider the why and what of creating a dynamic worship experience in a multiethnic environment and how to unite diverse others as one before the Lord in passion, spirit, and voice.
Speakers: Justin Spann, Clarence Church, Jason Best & Team, TBD (times & topics TBD)