Campus Ministry 101

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Campus Ministry 101

We’ve all heard the popular narrative about college students. 

You’ve come across the statistics about the overwhelmingly large number of them who leave their faith at home with their parents, while they venture out into the “real world.” You’ve probably even heard about drug dealers, liquor stores and club owners who target them with “college specials” and “college night." It’s no secret — everyone wants a piece of these students in order to profit from them.

What role should the church play in the life of college students? Whose responsibility is it to love and serve them? Is the “popular” and “publicized" narrative really true? Does the church exist in the wild? How can we be a blessing to college students next door to us, on the pew behind us or on the campus near us?

This was the last of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Urban Missionary Track.

Registration has begun for the 11th annual Legacy Conference in Chicago, Illinois from July 20-22, 2017. Ministers will include KB, Jackie Hill Perry, Dhati Lewis and Charlie Dates. Register here.

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Reversing the George Jefferson Mentality

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Reversing the George Jefferson Mentality

It is deeply rooted in our subconscious that life should have an upward mobility to it. We pursue better jobs, better homes and better neighborhoods as a marker of success.

But is this the way of Jesus? Urban communities are crumbling partly because Christians are not fully engaging them with their lives.

In this workshop, we will exam the real and legitimate fears, dangers, challenges, highs, lows, joys and concerns of living in the inner city. You will hear first hand how my wife processes raising our family in the hood. We will consider these realities in light of God’s word. My wife and I can testify, “Jesus is worth it, and our communities desperately need to see Christians up close and in person.”

This was the first of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Urban Missionary Track.

Registration has begun for the 11th annual Legacy Conference in Chicago, Illinois from July 20-22, 2017. Ministers will include KB, Jackie Hill Perry, Dhati Lewis and Charlie Dates. Register here.

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Mi Casa: Redeeming a Sense of Belonging

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Mi Casa: Redeeming a Sense of Belonging

City life is often complex, fast-paced and has very little margin of error. You either figure out how to exist in it quickly or you realize you’re not cut out for it. It requires intentionality and a unique perspective.

We are accustomed to thinking of cities as places where we must build and maintain walls around ourselves for our physical, cultural and spiritual protection just to survive — yet how can we offer the possibility of strengthening families and city communities by being open with each other (based on faith and trust in God)? 

In this session, we’ll explore how our stories and the story of our city both find their footing in Jesus and his good news.

This was the second of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Urban Missionary Track.

Registration has begun for the 11th annual Legacy Conference in Chicago, Illinois from July 20-22, 2017. Ministers will include KB, Jackie Hill Perry, Dhati Lewis and Charlie Dates. Register here.

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Missional Action

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Missional Action

Though the kingdom of God is a hidden kingdom, Christ’s Lordship and reign over his kingdom is current and active through the ministry efforts of his church.

This session will show why the promised return of Christ to establish his visible rule is not the occasion for the church to be socially passive. She is to be the visible bridge between a fallen world and the promised kingdom, proclaiming the gospel while living out its redemptive promises in faith and in community within the broader culture.

This was the third of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Urban Missionary Track.

Registration has begun for the 11th annual Legacy Conference in Chicago, Illinois from July 20-22, 2017. Ministers will include KB, Jackie Hill Perry, Dhati Lewis and Charlie Dates. Register here.

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Abiding in Christ

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Abiding in Christ

The Christian life is not one of moral change or doctrinal agreement; it is a vital union with Jesus Christ by faith. Abiding in Jesus (Jn. 15) is the life we are called to.

But what does that mean, and how do we “abide" in our Savior in a practical sense? Pastor Joe will walk us through Jesus' words and the way of painting communion with him.

This was the last of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Spiritual Disciples Track.

Registration has begun for the 11th annual Legacy Conference in Chicago, Illinois from July 20-22, 2017. Ministers will include KB, Jackie Hill Perry, Dhati Lewis and Charlie Dates. Register here.

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Watching Ants, Grinding Fools, Meeting She Bears

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Watching Ants, Grinding Fools, Meeting She Bears

Decisions. Everyone must make them.

But we often make decisions we regret. How do we rightly understand Proverbs, mine its riches and develop the habit of gaining wisdom on every decision?

This was the third of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Spiritual Disciples Track.

Registration has begun for the 11th annual Legacy Conference in Chicago, Illinois from July 20-22, 2017. Ministers will include KB, Jackie Hill Perry, Dhati Lewis and Charlie Dates. Register here.

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Don't Give Up and Don't Give In

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Don't Give Up and Don't Give In

This session will address practical insights into developing and maintaining a God-focused life.

We are busy with church life, friends, parenting, work, family and relatives. It is common to wonder how to balance all of these relational activities while keeping Jesus as our daily priority.

We invite you take a look at biblical examples that God has given to guide us, as we discuss common questions about parenting, marriage and battling the anti-gospel culture. We hope to be informative, interactive and encouraging.

This was the first of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Spiritual Disciples Track.

Registration has begun for the 11th annual Legacy Conference in Chicago, Illinois from July 20-22, 2017. Ministers will include KB, Jackie Hill Perry, Dhati Lewis and Charlie Dates. Register here.

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What Do You Do in Disciple-Making?

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What Do You Do in Disciple-Making?

Paul’s example in discipling the Philippian church offers a great example of what one does in discipling another person.

This was the second of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Life on Life Track.

The Legacy Conference is almost here, and we need your help to raise $25,000. Reaching this goal will empower us to continue to make the conference affordable for our targeted urban, young adult audience.

Help us continue to make disciples, and leave a legacy for the next generation by making a gift today. Donate now.

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The Four-Generational Model for Disciple-Making

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The Four-Generational Model for Disciple-Making

Successful disciple-making ministries understand the process and elements required for spiritual multiplication.

One of the key issues is understanding what the ultimate objective is in disciple-making and building people who are equipped to meet those objectives.

This was the first of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Life on Life Track.

The Legacy Conference is almost here, and we need your help to raise $25,000. Reaching this goal will empower us to continue to make the conference affordable for our targeted urban, young adult audience.

Help us continue to make disciples, and leave a legacy for the next generation by making a gift today. Donate now.

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Urban Apologetics

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Urban Apologetics

The depictions of a “white Jesus” has become a stumbling block in the furthering of the gospel in urban communities, and we are paying the price. Many in the black community are leaving the church and are now turning to other cults and religions as a result.

In the height of racial tensions, it is more important than ever to present Jesus in his proper context. We will also discuss what the black community found in their search for the new MLK and the rise of Hebrew Israelites.

This was the last of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Cultural Engagement Track.

The Legacy Conference is almost here, and we need your help to raise $25,000. Reaching this goal will empower us to continue to make the conference affordable for our targeted urban, young adult audience.

Help us continue to make disciples, and leave a legacy for the next generation by making a gift today. Donate now.

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Engaging Culture with the Gospel

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Engaging Culture with the Gospel

What is culture, and what are the worldviews that stand in opposition to biblical Christianity? What are we as Christians to do with culture? Are we to fight against it, or are we to isolate from it? Are we responsible to create it, or in what ways are we responsible to influence it?

The answers to these questions will help us understand how to engage a post-Christian culture with the historic truths of the Bible.

This was the second of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Cultural Engagement Track.

The Legacy Conference is almost here, and we need your help to raise $25,000. Reaching this goal will empower us to continue to make the conference affordable for our targeted urban, young adult audience.

Help us continue to make disciples, and leave a legacy for the next generation by making a gift today. Donate now.

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Cultural Trends

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Cultural Trends

Understanding the Christian's place within a sexual revolution, gender revolution and the racial cords that are trending in our society; how the trends of society can directly coincide with or detract from the imago dei.

This was the first of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Cultural Engagement Track.

The Legacy Conference is almost here, and we need your help to raise $25,000. Reaching this goal will empower us to continue to make the conference affordable for our targeted urban, young adult audience.

Help us continue to make disciples, and leave a legacy for the next generation by making a gift today. Donate now.

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Sanctification

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Sanctification

This session will focus on sanctification by discussing selected texts from the Bible. It will discuss sanctification as both positional in Christ and progressive through Christ.

The session will show that sanctification is a status that every Christian has before God by virtue of being united to Christ by faith, and that sanctification is divinely-enabled, Spirit-empowered obedience that must be intentionally pursued in Christ.

This was the last of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for The Gospel Track (sponsored by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary).

The Legacy Conference is almost here, and we need your help to raise $25,000. Reaching this goal will empower us to continue to make the conference affordable for our targeted urban, young adult audience.

Help us continue to make disciples, and leave a legacy for the next generation by making a gift today. Donate now.

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Reconciliation with God

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Reconciliation with God

This session will discuss the saving benefit of reconciliation with God through Christ by looking at selected texts in the Bible and how the substitutionary death of Jesus, his resurrection and justification by faith intersect with reconciliation with God.

A final element of this session will be to consider how the death of Jesus delivers sinners from the wrath of God by making the enemies of God his friends through Christ. Finally, the session will provide practical applications of this doctrine.

This was the third of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for The Gospel Track (sponsored by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary).

The Legacy Conference is almost here, and we need your help to raise $25,000. Reaching this goal will empower us to continue to make the conference affordable for our targeted urban, young adult audience.

Help us continue to make disciples, and leave a legacy for the next generation by making a gift today. Donate now.

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Justification by Faith Alone in Christ Alone and Repentance

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Justification by Faith Alone in Christ Alone and Repentance

This session will discuss repentance and justification by faith alone in Christ alone and through the lens of selected texts in the Bible.

This session will also define justification by faith and repentance, and discuss the importance of the imputation of Christ's righteousness for the doctrine of justification. We will consider some practical ways justification brings assurance to the Christian.

This was the second of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for The Gospel Track (sponsored by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary).

The Legacy Conference is almost here, and we need your help to raise $25,000. Reaching this goal will empower us to continue to make the conference affordable for our targeted urban, young adult audience.

Help us continue to make disciples, and leave a legacy for the next generation by making a gift today. Donate now.

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Substitutionary Atonement and the Resurrection of Jesus

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Substitutionary Atonement and the Resurrection of Jesus

This session will discuss substitutionary atonement and the resurrection of Jesus by looking at selected texts in the Bible. The session will especially consider that Jesus' substitutionary death and his resurrection were necessary to achieve salvation for those for whom he died.

This was the first of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for The Gospel Track (sponsored by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary).

The Legacy Conference is almost here, and we need your help to raise $25,000. Reaching this goal will empower us to continue to make the conference affordable for our targeted urban, young adult audience.

Help us continue to make disciples, and leave a legacy for the next generation by making a gift today. Donate now.

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S.O.S. "Saving Our Schools"

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S.O.S. "Saving Our Schools"

We promise students that if they “stay in school, they will be equipped with the skills they need to achieve in life.”  

Yet in some cities, 60-70 percent of public school students cannot read or do math at grade level. This is a serious injustice that the church cannot overlook and thankfully has not overlooked.

Often we hear about the magnitude of the problems. What if there was a workshop all about solutions?  

Well, now there is. Come find out how Christians are engaging our public school system and how you can join in the dramatic changes happening in cities like Chicago, Illinois and Memphis, Tennessee. 

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Barbwire and Discipleship

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Barbwire and Discipleship

Prison, jail and barbwire: Scary words, aren't they?

Many men and women in our communities have experienced the harsh reality of jails and prisons. Learn how to make disciples of those who have been affected by the criminal justice system.

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Cross Cultural Engagement

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Cross Cultural Engagement

As our desire to see disciples of all nations made grows and leads us, we soon come face-to-face with a serious problem or wonderful opportunity.

Our cultural norms and cues are different than others' sometimes in our own neighborhood. Let's learn from a biblical perspective how all of you can be used by God to engage others in other cultures, and how they can be used to bring you a greater appreciation for God’s handiwork.

This was the third of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Race and Culture Track.

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Gospel and Race

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Gospel and Race

In a world where our cities are getting more and more urban — dense with people and diverse — most of our churches are still homogenous in nature.

The topic Gospel and Race has become something that has been pushed to headlines. In light of the past year, and as believers, we have to know how to approach the issue of the Gospel and Race.

Are they to be approached separately or not? How should believers approach this conversation?

This was the second of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Race and Culture Track.

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