Join us along with Miroslav Volf, Patrick Smith, David Miller, Fred Sanders, Larry Ward, Mark Greene, Kevin Dudley, Helen Kim, and more in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, on January 3-4, 2019 for a fruitful time of insight, networking, and equipping. This is a two-day gathering for theological educators and Christian academics. Leading Bible and theology scholars will help you train a new generation of Christians who follow king Jesus by loving their neighbors through daily tasks. Faithful discipleship to Christ involves working every day in…Find out more »
Pastors are invited to invite other church leaders and congregants to hear how faith affects work through the biblical perspective of Shepherding from Pastor Delano Sheffield. As we follow our Shepherd, what does it entail to be a representative shepherd in the course of our workday? How do we do this well? How does the Gospel incline us to a certain type of hopeful presence in our daily work?
Pastor Delano Sheffield is the full-time discipleship pastor at Macedonia Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO.
Urban Pastors are invited to join us for lunch (Famous Daves) and to hear about the upcoming Made To Flourish Learning Community. Delano Sheffield from Macedonia Baptist in Kansas City will be sharing what can be gained from an urban church joining the Learning Community and how his church was strengthened through participation in the Made To Flourish Learning Community.
Join us for lunch withTom Nelson, a fellow pastor, prolific author, leading voice in the faith and work movement, and President of Made to Flourish. Tom is a regular speaker and facilitator on faith, work, and economics. He is also the senior pastor of Christ Community Church in Kansas City and on the leadership team of the Oikonomia Network.
Pastor Bryan Loritts is the privileged husband of Korie, and the graced father of three sons- Quentin, Myles, and Jaden. He serves the Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley, California, as the Lead Pastor. An award-winning author of six books including Saving the Saved: How Jesus Saves us from Try-harder Christianity into Performance-Free Love- which was given the Christianity Today Award of Merit, and his newest release Insider Outsider. Pastor Bryan Loritts co-founded Fellowship Memphis in 2003 and later founded The Kainos Movement- an organization committed to seeing the multi-ethnic church become the new normal in our world. In addition to his responsibilities as a pastor, Bryan travels extensively throughout the world preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ at conferences and events, as well as serving on the board of trustees for Biola University and PineCove Christian Camps. His messages can be heard daily on the Salem Radio Network’s KFAX station.
Our next gathering will be on February 14 with Eva Schulte of Travois. Eva will sharpen our awareness of the current financial landscape in Kansas City. Where are the financial deserts? What are common predatory lending agencies and practices? What are the alternatives? And how can pastors and their churches meaningfully help in crisis in practical ways?
John McCarthy will be our featured speaker. John will share his journey as a recruiter in the hospitality industry, whom God is now using to guide professionals forward in their vocations, using an innovative and impactful faith-based approach.
The newly "Doctored" Damein Schitter joined the NewCity staff early in 2014 as the Community Group Pastor. In 2017 he was called to be the senior pastor. Damein serves as the primary preacher on the preaching team, and provides pastoral leadership to the Session and the staff at both NewCity congregations. Damein completed his doctoral work this year at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with a focus on non-formal learning communities, particular to the faith, work, and economics movement.