Oneya Fennell Okuwobi is a Ph.D. student studying race and religion at Ohio State University. She has 14 years of experience in corporate finance including roles in strategic business planning, category expansion, and organizational leadership. In ministry, Oneya serves as the Director of Cultural Inclusion at Peoples Church (Cincinnati, OH). Oneya is co-author of The Multi-Ethnic Christian Life Primer. It is the first personal devotional and small group study on multi-ethnic life and church designed for people in the pews. Oneya also directs city cohorts for the Mosaix Global Network. Oneya is a graduate of the University of Virginia (B.A. - Economics, Government) and Regent University (M. Div. - Practical Theology). Oneya is married to Dele Okuwobi and they have one daughter - Cadence. You can find Oneya on Twitter (@OOkuwobi) or at transcendculture.com.

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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 2: You Can't Build the Temple and Leave the High Place Alone
How should pastors address issues of race and inequality? Oneya will provide a clear definition of race, discuss how to spot racial inequity, and share strategies to help ensure all people are included equally in your church.
Time: Wednesday, 8:45 – 9:45am
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

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