Chris is an ordained pastor whose passions include biblical justice and the well-being of children, youth and families. He has served within the church, in higher education, and as an Executive in multiple Organizations. He currently serves as the CEO of Mosaix Global Network and is an adjunct Professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been married to Bobbi for 20 years. They have 4 beautiful children and live in the Twin Cities.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Embracing Disruption - Repurpose Your Church to Redeem Your Community – Hosted by Mosaix
An increasingly diverse and cynical society will no longer find credible the mere explanation of theological truth apart from effective community engagement. Advancing the common good, then, and thus the very Gospel, itself, must involve more than mere words, and the building of large congregations filled with people of a similar race, class, or cultural background. In this present future, our common confession must be validated by concrete action and accompanying measurable results along spiritual, social and economic fronts. Indeed this is the expectation of Christ in Matthew 5:16 and of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:10. Whether you're the pastor of an existing church or soon-to-be church planter, don't miss this first ever presentation designed to help you advance disruption innovation, effective community engagement, and maximize your church's influence in the community. More detail here.
Day / Time: Monday 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Tuesday 8:00am – 11:30am
Location: Faith Hall - Room 350

Workshop Session 3: Multiethnic Conversations
Due to the systemic segregation of local churches today, the vast majority of pastors and churches in this country have little to no credibility when attempting to speak to the most pressing issues of our time – those affecting or otherwise shaped by race, class, and culture. Engage with this experienced team of cross-culturally competent leaders that will share their own thoughts and field your questions, all with a view to helping you both learn from and inform conversations in the future, not merely react to them.
Time: Wednesday, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 350

Workshop Session 4: Planting and Developing Effective Urban Churches
Cities are beautiful places, full of beautiful people and a variety of assets; yet they have needs both unique and complex. While cities attract leaders and organizations that work to make things better, what's too often missing from the mix are strong and relevant urban churches of, by, and for the people. Come learn why you should and how you or your organization can plant or develop more effective and indigenously-led urban churches.
Time: Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Faith Hall - Room 350

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