Practicing Lament: Theology & Mission Lectureship

Practicing Lament: Pathways to Mission

Many are walking away from the church. Others who still love God don’t see the need for church anymore. Many have lost hope that God is working in and through the church to bring God’s justice to a hurting world.

Join with theologian Soong-Chan Rah as he casts a vision for a church that can unite sorrow and singing, praise and lament.  He will lead us in how to build a robust community,a community not afraid to lament, a community ready to move with God into His salvation for the world.

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An event like this would normally cost at least $100 to attend. Northern Seminary is so committed to resourcing local pastors, we are asking you only to help with the cost of keeping the lights on and the coffee hot (and the cost the breakfast on Friday morning).  We are covering the rest. 

 

Registration also includes a copy of David Fitch’s new 7 Practices for the Church on Mission.

 

Schedule:


Thursday Evening, June 7 (7pm–9pm)

 

LECTURE 1: Lament As Mission: The forgotten practice of engagement

 

Friday Morning, June 8th (9am–12:00pm)

 

PRE-LECTURE Breakfast (7:30am): Impractical Conversations

 

LECTURE 2 (9:00am): Still Evangelical? The global gospel as the future of the American church

 

ROUND TABLE: with Soong-Chan Rah and Northern Faculty

 

An exclusive Friday morning breakfast will be open as space allows (pre-register so you are the first to know when this opens).

 

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Where:
Northern Seminary, Lisle, IL
410 Warrenville Rd, Suite 300, Lisle, IL, 60532

 

Northern Seminary is so committed to resourcing local pastors, we are asking you only to help with the cost of keeping the lights on and the coffee hot (and the cost the breakfast on Friday morning).  We are covering the rest. An event like this with an international thought leader would usually cost at least $75-100.

 



THEOLOGY AND MISSION LECTURESHIP

The annual Theology and Mission Lectureship features world-class thinkers and practitioners discussing the perennial issues facing the church, equipping pastors and leaders to change the world.  They will be hosted every year in early June.


Soong-Chan Rah is Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

In addition to serving as founding senior pastor of the multiethnic, urban ministry-focused Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), Rah has been a part of four different church-planting efforts and served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Boston.

He serves on the boards of World Vision, Sojourners, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and the Catalyst Leadership Center. An experienced crosscultural preacher and conference speaker, Rah has addressed thousands around the country.

His work cuts across disciplinary lines, engaged with church history, biblical exegesis, and cultural engagement. He has written Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing ChurchThe Next Evangelicalism: Releasing the Church from Western Cultural Captivityand Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times.

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