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G92 Immigration Conference

Date Thursday, April 21, 2016
7:30 - 9 p.m. CT
Friday, April 22, 2016
10:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. CT
FeaturingNoel Castellanos
Location View maps and directions to various campus locations (see schedule)
CostFree! Everyone is welcome.
RegistrationRegistration is NOT required but is appreciated for planning purposes.  Register
SponsorsOffice of Campus Ministries 

Event Description

There are 92 Old Testament references to the ger—the immigrant, in Hebrew: thus, the name G92. The G92 Immigration Conference explores a biblical perspective on immigration, raises awareness about the realities of immigration, and equips Christians across the country to learn from, minister to, and advocate with immigrant communities.

Join us for part or all of this conference to learn from panels, speakers, and workshops. There will also be an opportunity fair to learn more from organizations that interact with immigrants in the Twin Cities area. Everyone is welcome, and there is no cost to attend. Participate in as many events as work for you.

Our keynote speaker is Noel Castellanos, chief executive officer of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and founding pastor of Chicago’s La Villita Community Church. He has worked in full-time ministry in urban Latino communities since 1982, serving in youth ministry, church planting, advocacy, and community development in San Francisco, San Jose, and Chicago. Noel was appointed to serve on President Obama's Council for Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships and has served as the chaplain for the Chicago Cubs. He has a deep passion to serve and invest in the lives of leaders committed to serving the poor.


Thursday, April 21
7:30 p.m. | Panel of Immigrant Stories | The Underground (Brushaber Commons Level 2)

Friday, April 22
10:15 a.m. | Chapel with Noel Castellanos | Benson Great Hall

11:30 a.m. | Lunch Q&A with Noel Castellanos | Boardroom (Brushaber Commons Level 4)

11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Local Organization Opportunity Fair | Atrium (Brushaber Commons Level 2)

     Lutheran Social Service | Cate Anderson
     Twin Cities Outreach | Conor Rasmusen
     International Institute of Minnesota | Faith Loggers-Jamnik
     Arrive Ministries | Lynn Shimkus
     Catholic Charities | Mary Schoelch
     Urban Ventures | Susana Espinosa de Sygulla
     Neighborhood House | Vanessa Edwards
     Minnesota Council on Legal Affairs | Rebeca Sedarski
     Lao Assistance Center | Sunny Chanthanouvong

1-6:30 p.m. | Workshops | Brushaber Commons Level 4

     1-2 p.m. | Enough Talking--Let's Start Walking! | Pastor Jeff Groen, Evergreen Church | Boardroom
     1-2 p.m. | Immigrants' Impact in Minnesota | Rebeca Sedarski, Minnesota Council for Latino Affairs | BC468 
     2:30-3:30 p.m. | Looking at Immigration as a Follower of Christ | Bob Oehrig, Arrive Ministries | Boardroom 
     4-5 p.m. | Immigration 101 | Dr. Ripley Smith, Bethel University | BC468
     4-6 p.m. | 450 Years of Asian American Immigration | Dr. Erika Lee, University of Minnesota | Boardroom 

7:30 p.m. | G92 Keynote with Speaker Noel Castellanos and Worship Leader Ryan Daniel | The Underground (BC Level 2)


Contact Matt Runion at matthew-runion@bethel.edu, Marisa Tillman at marisa-tillman@bethel.edu, or the Office of Campus Ministries at 651-638-6372.


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