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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The History and Theology of the Black Church

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The History and Theology of the Black Church

The story of the American church has been dominated by the perspectives and stories of the wealthy and powerful. The danger of reducing the story of American Christianity to a single perspective is that it has trained everyone to believe that majority culture Christians have everything to teach minorities and nothing to learn.  

This session tells the miraculous story of black Christianity and connects the dots between Phillis Wheatley, Richard Allen, Henry McNeal Turner, Martin Luther King, Jr. and James Cone with the hope of inspiring unity in the body of Christ by learning how to tell each other’s stories.

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

Photo courtesy of PBS NewsHour.

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Ministry on the Block

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Ministry on the Block

We minister in our schools, work places, church facilities and campus ministries, but do we often overlook our greatest mission field?  

Many people consider their home as being their place of refuge from a busy world. But how can your home become a refuge for others? How can you use your home as a base of ministry to your block?

Whether you are single or married, come and hear ideas of how you can make an impact where you live.

This was the last of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Community Development Track.

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Why I choose to live in the hood with a wife and kids

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Why I choose to live in the hood with a wife and kids

"Why would you do that to your family?"

This is the most common question people ask me when they discover that I chose to live in the "hood," despite the financial ability to move elsewhere.

As I answer, here are a couple of follow-ups I would like you to wrestle with: Why does the thought of living in an impoverished neighborhood bother you? And what good could come from Christians living in underserved areas? 

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Unordinary Discipleship

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Unordinary Discipleship

How does a disciple of Jesus minister in a work environment that is not conducive to, or even antagonistic against, the Gospel?

This workshop explores how Christians can evangelize and make disciples in not-so-ideal settings. Attendees will get an interactive session focused on truly obeying the Great Commission, regardless of locale.

This was the third of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Community Development Track.

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An Oppressive Criminal Justice System

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An Oppressive Criminal Justice System

We will discuss historical and current laws and policies that oppress minorities through the criminal justice system. Working up to present day from the 13th Amendment abolition of slavery, through reconstruction, Jim Crow and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we will discuss the various strategies that have been used to oppress minorities through the criminal justice system.

The workshop will also discuss real life present day cases that demonstrate the vast amounts of discretion that authorities in the criminal justice system hold and how that discretion has been exercised with obvious racism. Our presenter will also cover what the Lawndale Christian Legal Center does to combat these realities.

This was the second of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Community Development Track.

Photo courtesy of jkbeitz.

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Not Another Peace Rally

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Not Another Peace Rally

Prayer meetings, marches, protests and demanding resources to "fix everything in the community" or strategies to "get them before they are teens" are all proposed ways to address urban violence. And none of them are working.

This session will focus on understanding what is happening at the heart of the violence and what meaningful response is available to us as Christian people. Joel Hamernick will lead the discussion to explore the roots of violence among our youth and how this relates to the roles that they can and should play as members of our communities.

Additionally, the roles of other community stakeholders and law enforcement will be explored. In the midst of these considerations, we can find a place for the work of God's people as we repent of our own cowardice and self-aggrandizement and embrace our calling to be agents of reconciliation.

This was the first of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Community Development Track.

Photo courtesy of Fibonacci Blue.

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Orthodox Activism: Notes From the Field

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Orthodox Activism: Notes From the Field

Are you willing to go to jail for your beliefs about justice and the gospel? Are you willing to risk your reputation on a national level to stand with those who are marginalized? How do we move from "hashtag activism" to real-world action?

Michelle Higgins stands as a Christian who has put feet to her faith and paid a high cost for it. Listen to lessons she has learned from marching with protesters in Ferguson and working to build bridges between faith communities and civic organizations in St. Louis.

She will also unpack her experiences standing with Black Lives Matter at Urbana 2016 and the tumult that followed. In this seminar, you will be challenged not just to talk about justice, but also to put your faith in action and take risks for the sake of the Gospel.

This was the last of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Faith and Justice Track, sponsored by RAAN.

Photo courtesy of Fibonacci Blue.

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The Persevering Church

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The Persevering Church

The Bible teaches that God is concerned with justice, but how do we live when justice remains elusive? What then becomes the goal? Moreover, how does God move when justice is absent in a society?

Through storytelling and song, K.A. Ellis brings history and theology to life as she shares stories from the global persevering church, explores what Western Christians can learn from those around the world who live without justice daily and contrasts approaches to freedom based on God’s character with other types of activism that also pursue justice.

The was the third of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Faith and Justice Track, sponsored by RAAN.

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Putting Social Justice in Historical Context

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Putting Social Justice in Historical Context

The phrase "context is king" applies not only to biblical interpretation, but also to race relations in the United States. It is impossible to understand present racial tensions without comprehending the history of racial conflict in this country.

This workshop explores how a greater awareness of historical realities helps Christians unpack and respond to racially-charged incidents today. We will take a brief survey of U.S. racial history with stops in the Colonial Period, the Antebellum Period, the Jim Crow era and the Civil Rights era. We will end with an analysis of current events from Ferguson to Confederate flag controversy.

Through deeper understanding of U.S. history, Christians will be better equipped to love their neighbors across racial and ethnic lines.

This was the second of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Faith and Justice Track, sponsored by RAAN.

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A Biblical Basis for Social Justice

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A Biblical Basis for Social Justice

A common objection to social activism is that the church's mission is to evangelize the lost and not get involved in "worldly" affairs: Christians are to preach and teach the gospel and let believers go out into the world as individuals to work for good in their own spheres.

While this is certainly true, other Christians have advocated for more public and widespread responses to injustice. Does the Bible command social activism? How do you demonstrate this from Scripture?

In this workshop, Dr. Carl Ellis, Jr. will explore the biblical basis for social justice. Looking especially at the Old Testament, we will see how God is concerned not only for one's individual salvation, but also for the the good of society as a whole.

This was the first of four workshops presented at Legacy Conference 2016 for the Faith and Justice Track, sponsored by RAAN.

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Discussions: Sho Baraka & Propaganda on Faith and Politics

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Discussions: Sho Baraka & Propaganda on Faith and Politics

Many American Christians disagree with the policies of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton so much that they would rather stay home on election day than vote for either candidate.

Just months before the 2016 presidential election, Legacy Conference director Brian Dye interviewed Humble Beast Records hip-hop artists Sho Baraka and Propaganda about this dilemma. Both emcees offered insight about how Christians can navigate politics to create change on a local and national level.

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