President’s May Newsletter
Dear Northern Friends,
Northern alumni pastors provide hope for small congregations. Churches that average fewer than 200 in worship may appear to exist on meager resources. In reality, as Northern discovered in Bloomington, Illinois, the small church is the mission outpost of hope in communities.
FIRST-TIME RESOURCE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE EQUIPS 120 PASTORS, LAY LEADERS OF SMALL CHURCHES IN ILLINOIS
- Adopting small congregations who can’t afford a pastor
- Training students how to give their testimonies of faith in worship
- Starting dinner groups throughout their community to share the gospel
- Teaching people how to get out of long term debt and into the generous life of ministry
- Building strong character by studying for sermons in accountability groups with other pastors
Join us Monday, June 3, 2019
Greater Cincinnati CenterContact Kathy Wilfong at email@example.com to register.
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.
Commencement Speaker: Dr. Douglas E. Summers
Pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland
Northern Class of 1996
Saturday, June 8th 10:00am
Christ Church of Oak Brook. 501 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook IL
A housing block is reserved at the Hyatt (rate of $105.00) – if you need a room, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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