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Faith, Work, and Wonder: Whole-life Discipleship in Youth Ministry

Date Thursday, May 7, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
FeaturingEvan Koons, principal actor in For the Life of the World
Location Rose Vine Hall - Roseville, MN
Instructions for GuestsGet directions to Rose Vine Hall (2801 Snelling Ave, Roseville, MN 55113)
RegistrationEvent is free but includes lunch, so registration is required. Register
SponsorsBethel Seminary's Work with Purpose initiative, in partnership with the Made To Flourish pastors' network, MacLaurinCSF, and Bethel University's Office of Church Relations

Event Description

What is our salvation for? This is the main question explored in For the Life of the World - a 7 part video series that helps us investigate God's economy of all things.

This unique gathering for youth pastors will explore ways in which we can lead our youth in imagining how wonder, stewardship, and the everyday work of our hands are integral (not additive) to the gospel and whole-life Christian discipleship. Featuring the For the Life of the World video series and special guest Evan Koons.

We hope you'll walk away with a fresh perspective on how to practically invite your youth into the practice of wonder. Plus you'll receive a complimentary copy of For the Life of the World.

More About Our Featured Guest

Evan Koons is a writer, actor, and maker-of-gratuitous-things. He is the principal actor in our event’s featured the video series For the Life of the World. Perhaps best known as the misguided prayer warrior from the Coffee with Jesus shorts, Evan has also worked opposite legend Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future series, Taxi) in the soon-to-be-released film The Adventures of Mickey Matson and the Pirate’s Code. As a writer, Evan wrote the acclaimed hospice documentary Except for Six, a film Ken Burns called “a heart-felt and important film.” He has also written a slew of creative projects for non-profits and brands such as T-mobile, Microsoft, and Amazon.com. Contrary to the film (For the Life of the World), Evan does not live in the magical land of the farmhouse. Instead, he lives in the magical land of Grand Rapids, Michigan, with his wife, two kids, and their dog, Penelope. To stay in touch with him and talk all things For the Life of the World, you can follow the twitter account @LettersToExiles and read Evan’s blog on LettersToTheExiles.com.


Contact Erin Rupe at 651.638.6480 or e-rupe@bethel.edu.


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