2021 Urban Faith Leaders Symposium

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
11:00 a.m. to 4:30pm

Presented live via Zoom

The Faith Leaders Symposium will be a cutting edge presentation on three topics that impact how we do ministry in urban and suburban contexts.

This symposium will ignite, inspire, and inform Faith Leaders to higher levels of ministry involvement and deeper depths of ministry effectiveness.

Public offering will be received to support  the Urban Leadership program at Northern Seminary.



Faith Leaders Symposium | 12:00pm – 7:30pm

Panels of leading scholars and practitioners are being assembled to bring illumination to each of these topics. Learn more about the panels and speakers here.

11:00 PM – 12:30 PM | New Platforms and Methods For Effective Ministry

1:00pm – 2:30pm | How Shall They Preach…?

3:00pm – 4:30pm | Church Growth The Ephesians 4:11-16 Way

A free-will offering will be taken. Support for this program comes partly from Corporate donations, Denominational investments, Church contributions, and  Public offerings.



Symposium Host/Facilitator

Rev. Dr. Gerald Dew
Director of the South Side Center for Urban Leadership, Northern Seminary
Pastor, Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Chicago

Rev. Dr. Dew is the Director of the South Side Center for Urban Leadership and Affiliate Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary.  He is also the pastor of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago where he serves his congregation as a prolific preacher, visionary teacher, and fearless leader.


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