Pastors and Marketplace Leaders Seminar | Urban Apologetics: Good News for the City

Pastors and Marketplace Leaders Seminar | Urban Apologetics: Good News for the City
Date Thursday, July 12, 2018
7 - 9 p.m.
FeaturingChristopher Brooks, senior pastor of Evangel Ministries in Detroit
Location Shiloh Temple International Ministries
Shiloh Temple International Ministries
Instructions for GuestsView map and driving directions to Shiloh Temple, 1201 West Broadway Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Free parking is available in the lot behind the church building.
CostFree seminar for all attendees; $15 to order a copy of Urban Apologetics by Christopher Brooks (you'll receive this at check-in)
Registration Register today! Register
SponsorsWork with Purpose Initiative of Bethel Seminary, the Made to Flourish pastors' network, and Shiloh Temple International Ministries

Event Description

Pastors, ministry leaders, marketplace professionals, and community members are invited to learn about urban development and why it matters for today's church. Hear the firsthand account of how one urban pastor is using his ministry to make a difference and transform the city of Detroit. See how the entire body of Christ can equip pastors and Christian leaders in their work of empowering people with a vision for whole-life discipleship in light of community needs.

Explore the interplay between flourishing communities and flourishing churches by considering:

  • Urban faith and work intersections
  • The church's role in urban development
  • Urban economic and job concerns
  • How to help pastors and churches get involved
  • The connection between faith and work


6:30 p.m. | Check-in opens
7:00 p.m. | Praise and worship
7:15 p.m. | Welcome and prayer
7:30 p.m. | Presentation on urban apologetics
8:30 p.m. | Discussion and questions
8:50 p.m. | Closing remarks and prayer
9:00 p.m. | Event concludes

The program begins at 7 p.m., but check-in opens at 6:30 p.m. Come early to secure a parking space, greet fellow attendees, and enjoy refreshments.

Continue the Conversation

Attend our follow-up breakfast roundtable on July 19 to connect with other attendees and learn what you can do to apply Pastor Brooks' message in your own church and neighborhood contexts. Learn more and register.

About the Speaker

Christopher Brooks is a pastor, radio host, dean, and community developer. Since 2004, he has served as the senior pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. Christopher is also a dean at Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. He is a popular national radio host of "Equipped with Chris Brooks," which is heard on more than 200 stations throughout the U.S. and Canada, and is the author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. Christopher graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in finance, completed his MA in Christian apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Asbury Theological Seminary, where he is studying the integration of economics and theology. He and his wife Yodit are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.


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