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Pastors and Ministry Leaders Seminar: Culture Making and Christian Vocation

Date Thursday, December 10, 2015
8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
FeaturingAndy Crouch, Author and Executive Editor of Christianity Today
Location View maps and directions to The Underground
RegistrationOnline registration is now closed. Please contact Julie Burns at 651.638.6480 or j-burns@bethel.edu for late registration.
SponsorsSponsored by Bethel Seminary's Work with Purpose initiative, in partnership with Bethel University's Office of Church Relations, MacLaurinCSF, and Made to Flourish.

Event Description

What is culture? Is it not more than an invisible, intangible construct? In what ways is culture the product of human acts that shape our experiences and physical realities? And how does the core mission of the church relate to and shape culture?

Join fellow pastors and ministry leaders for this half-day, interactive seminar with Andy Crouch. Together we'll explore the centrality of culture making in the life of the church and in the vocation of the Christian in the life of the world.

Registration includes a light breakfast buffet and lunch in the Bethel University Dining Center immediately following the event.

About our Guest Speaker

Andy is the author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power, published in October 2013. His book Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling was named one of the best books of 2008 by Christianity Today, Publishers Weekly, Relevant, Outreach and Leadership—as well as receiving a shout-out in Lecrae's 2014 single "Non-Fiction."

In December 2012 Andy became executive editor of Christianity Today. He was also executive producer of CT's This Is Our City, a multi-year project featuring documentary video, reporting, and essays about Christians seeking the flourishing of their cities.

Andy serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary and Equitas Group, a philanthropic organization focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He is also a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute. His writing has appeared in Time, The Wall Street Journal, and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing. He lives with his family in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

From 1998 to 2003, Andy was the editor-in-chief of re:generation quarterly, a magazine for an emerging generation of culturally creative Christians. For ten years he was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. He studied classics at Cornell University and received an M.Div. summa cum laude from Boston University School of Theology. A classically trained musician who draws on pop, folk, rock, jazz, and gospel, he has led musical worship for congregations of 5 to 20,000.

Questions?

Please contact Julie Burns at 651.638.6480 or j-burns@bethel.edu.