ChurchTogether Summit

ChurchTogether Summit
Date Saturday, November 10, 2018
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
FeaturingLive-streamed panel of pastors, educators, leaders, and church planters
Location Seminary Chapel - View maps and directions
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Dr St Paul MN 55112
Instructions for GuestsParking is available in the Seminary Lot just North of the Seminary buildings.
RegistrationRegister online through the Missio Alliance website today!
  • General registration: Select "Regional Venue: St. Paul, MN" | $65 per person
  • Student registration: Select "Student Ticket" | $25 for undergraduate and masters students
  • Group registration: Select "St. Paul, MN (Group 4-9)" | $33.75 per person
  • Group registration: Select "St. Paul, MN (Group 10+)" | $29.25 per person
Scholarships are available! Contact Tessa Pinkstaff at for details.
Sponsors<a href="">Missio Alliance</a>, Bethel Seminary's <a href="">Work with Purpose Initiative</a>, Bethel University's <a href="">Office of Diversity and Inclusion</a>, Bethel Seminary's Office of Formation and Professional Development, <a href="">Multiply Vineyard</a>, and <a href="">CBE International</a>

Event Description

The world has an old, painful story about men and women. This year the #metoo movement brought to light some of the most disturbing parts of the story, and the #churchtoo movement forced us to confront how much the brokenness of the world has entered the Church. This broken story is deeply painful on a personal and communal level. It's easy to believe we'll never overcome the brokenness. But this is not how God sees our story. It's time to name and lament how the world's story has limited the Church's imagination. And it's also time to tell a better story. God is weaving a restoration project in us as individuals and as a body. It will give us a better story to tell the world.

Join us at this local gathering of the national live-streamed conference. Connect with others who know the brokenness and have better stories to tell.

Registration includes:

  • Local hospitality, including lunch and refreshments
  • Live-stream of national summit content
  • Downloads of all main summit sessions (audio or video) once they are available
  • New e-book exclusively available to Missio Alliance: Changing Her Story: Breaking Barriers to Lead in Life, Leadership, and the Church

Local gathering agenda:

10:30 a.m. | Registration opens
11 a.m. | Welcome and introductions  
11:30 a.m. | Summit session 1
12:30 p.m. | Summit session 2
1 p.m. | Lunch conversations
2 p.m. | Summit session 3
3 p.m. | Summit session 4
4 p.m. | Closing reflections    
4:30 p.m. | Liturgy of sending     
5 p.m. | Summit ends

Live-streamed presenters include:

  • Oneya Fennell Okuwobi, author and church planter
  • Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Seminary
  • Ines Velasquez-McBryde, ordained pastor, preacher, and reconciler
  • Tara Beth Leach, senior pastor at First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena
  • Brad Strawn, professor of psychology and theology at Fuller Seminary
  • Jo Saxton, author, speaker, leadership coach, church planter, and visionary

Local moderator and host:

  • Stephanie O'Brien, Mill City Church pastor and Bethel Seminary preaching instructor

The presenters will share stories of conversion, how they once saw in the world's ways, and how their eyes were opened to see the hopeful vision God has for his sons and daughters. They'll share both what is broken and what is Good News as they bear witness to what they have seen and heard. As these brothers and sisters share their stories of partnership in the work of the Gospel, together we'll see in richer detail the truth of God's good story of reconciliation.


Contact Tessa Pinkstaff, Bethel Seminary's Work with Purpose Initiative Manager, at 651.638.6480 or