President’s April Newsletter

Dear Northern Friends,

Pastors train at Northern Seminary to grow in their faith in Christ and leadership of the local church. Along the journey, we have the chance to see the impact that our training has on the local church. Churches bear fruit when they share the gospel, reach their communities, and give generously to the gospel. In downtown Indianapolis, one such church benefited directly from the training their pastor received in financial management. Read about Eddie’s story here and the remarkable generosity of Tuxedo Park Baptist Church.

Just as students have the chance to train at Northern, we also convene gatherings where we can learn from the church. In May and June, we’re hosting two conferences to learn from two groups of churches that are a special part of the Northern story: small churches and historically black churches.


RESOURCE CONFERENCE
BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS | MAY 9-11

Last call for registrations for the Resource Conference In Bloomington, Illinois, May 9-11.
If you’re a member or leader of a church of 200 persons in worship or smaller, this conference is for you. Northern faculty will be presenting fantastic workshops, and Dennis Edwards will be one of the keynote speakers..

SOCIAL INCARNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT
WHAT THE BLACK CHURCH CAN TEACH THE REST OF THE CHURCH ABOUT MISSION
JUNE 6TH, 2019 @ 7-9PM | JUNE 7TH, 2019 @ 9:30AM-NOON

America is continually divided by race and politics. Our churches are no different. How do we accomplish Christ’s mission in a world and a church divided? Join renowned theologian Reggie Williams as he casts a vision for a church engaged with the world. He will lead us in how to incarnate the good news and foster an imagination for the work of justice and social engagement. Using examples from historically African American churches, Reggie will engage us with tough questions and challenging answers that will inspire our mission in communities.


Dr. David Fitch will be speaking on his new book, The Church of Us vs. Them: Freedom from a Faith That Feeds on Making Enemies. Register now. Everyone who attends will receive a free copy of Dr. Fitch’s new book.

So how has Northern’s training affected your church and community? Share your story with us by clicking here. Have a wonderful resurrection season proclaiming Christ is Risen!

Your friend,

William D. Shiell
President, Northern Seminary

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