Do you have a passion to see change in your community and around the world? At Break Forth One, you will find support, hope, and resources at different sessions and workshops throughout the weekend. Here are some suggested classes to help make the most of your time at the conference!
Friday, January 26, 2018
Ending Poverty Together
The first day of Break Forth One is devoted to personal and professional development through a day-long, pre-conference workshop.
Join Paula Cornell, facilitator with Food for the Hungry and community programs manager at The Mustard Seed, in her “Poverty Boot Camp.” This workshop provides an interactive learning environment to create an understanding of the origins of poverty, a realization that there is a recommended solution to poverty, and an opportunity to develop a healthy personal response to issues of poverty.
Following this workshop we’ll be gathering together for the Opening Assembly with Hillsong Worship and Albert Tate. Albert is the founding pastor of one of the fastest growing multi-ethnic churches in the United States. Blending the power of storytelling with a great sense of humour, Albert is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ both to the local church and the global community. Learn how you too can find this passion to spread God’s work even further!
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Class A: Does God Endorse Violence and Genocide in the Old Testament?
Spend your morning with Joshua Ryan Butler, author and pastor of Imago Dei Community in Portland, OR, as he explores violence in the Old Testament, particularly the apparent genocide in Canaan. In this class, you’ll take a closer look at these passages to confirm some popular caricatures, revealing not only that these passages do not depict genocide, but are surprisingly a great source of hope.
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Class B: Avoiding Colonialism: Serving, Giving, Sharing and Loving People in International Contexts
Ministry in an international context is a complex task. Often our Kingdom work takes place in countries where the long shadow of a colonial past shapes the current context. Join Ray Sawatsky, global director of GAiN, as he uncovers the best practices for Christian engagement around the world today.
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Class C: Until All Are Free
Eddie Kaufholz, producer and host of The New Activist podcast, shares some of his stories and lessons working with International Justice Mission, an organization that protects the poor from violence throughout the developing world. Join Eddie and learn how God’s invitation to push beyond your comfort zone can help change the world.
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Sunday, January 28, 2018
Class D: Compassion Generation: Discovering Our Role in God’s Redeeming Story
Alyssa Esparaz, host of Compassion’s youth curriculum True Story: What God Wants Us To Do About Poverty, brings hope and clarity as she explains God’s beautiful story of redemption, despite the brokenness we see in the world. Discover how God is uniquely calling and equipping each of us to spread His love, hope and good news in the midst of it all.
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Class E: What Would It Take to Say “Yes”?: Stepping Out Regardless of Your Circumstances
Enjoy the last class of the weekend with Carrielynn Lund of Connecting Streams, as she shares how her journey has taken her from prison and life on the streets, to Parliament Hill and back again—but this time to care for marginalized and vulnerable people. Learn how she experiences unspeakable joy and peace in spite of death, disability and disease.
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Cap off the weekend in worship with other Break Forth One attendees. Mark Clark will share his experiences from planting and growing a church, writing books and more! You can implement the new skills and ideas you learned at Break Forth One to create change in your local community, church and beyond!
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See you at Break Forth One!