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, Saehee Duran, Charles Ware, and Brian Warth (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, and Carol Gray (times & topics TBD)
Track 4 • EMPOWERING 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, Yucan Chiu, Deb Walkemeyer, and Jason Davila & Ray Chang (times & topics TBD)
Track 5 • MULTIETHNIC PLANTING
Discover promising practices to help you launch, develop, and sustain a healthy multiethnic church.
Speakers: Dhati Lewis, Scott & Tami Free, Corey & Robin Sanders, and Nate Bush (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 Eric Ferris & Sonia McDonald (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: Hugh Halter, Rodrigo Cruz, Arlynn Ellis, and 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: Jay Moon, Dan Davidson, Rafael Estrella, and TBD (times & topics TBD)
Track 9 • MISSIONAL MOVEMENT
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, Damaris Taylor, Rowland Smith, and Terry Ishee (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, Lawrence Hicks & Paul Kroger, and Tommy "Urban D." Kyllonen (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: Noe Garcia, Naeem Fazal, Susie Gamez, and Steve Ross (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 & Troy Jackson, Josh Buck, and Alexandra Thompson (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, Christopher Harris, and Indian Bible College (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 Heiliger, Joy Kirkland, and Trey Grant (times and topics TBD)
Track 15 • IMMIGRANT MULTIETHNIC
Given that 95% of net population growth in the US will be from immigrants and their families, consider how and what your church can do to recognize, affirm, learn from, and engage the multiethnic immigrant community already in or soon coming to your community.
Speakers: Alex Mandes, Daniel Yang, Sam Chacko, and TBD (times & topics TBD)
Track 16 • KIDS, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES
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, and 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., Kristin Mockler Young, and 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, Ikki Soma, Jason Best & Emily Flack, and TBD (times & topics TBD)