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Loving Your Neighbor

Conference: July30 - August 1, 2018

A Conference For Pastors, Ministry Leaders, & Lay Members

Grand Rapids, Michigan

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According to Jesus, the first and greatest commandment is to love God, and the second commandment is to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But what does loving your neighbor mean for us today especially with neighbors who arrive as a result of migration, immigration or as refugees? Each year, thousands of people arrive in the United States and Canada as refugees or immigrants. Some refugees are children who arrive as unaccompanied minors, having been separated from their families abroad as they fled violence or disaster.

How does the Bible help us navigate in this time and place? We will ask, from a variety of perspectives, “What Does ‘Loving Your Migrant, Immigrant and Refugee Neighbor’ Mean Today?”

We invite pastors, ministry leader, and lay members to attend this conference and to hear from a variety of speakers about their ministries and services to immigrants, migrants, and refugees.

Dr. Paul C. H. Lim is an associate professor of the History of Christianity at Vanderbilt University’s Divinity School and an award-winning historian and recipient of the Roland H. Bainton Prize for the best book in history/theology by the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference. Lim’s research extends to the history of evangelism and global Christianities and he is currently writing a book on the transformation of global evangelical attitudes toward and endeavors on eradication of human trafficking and structural poverty. Lim has traveled extensively to deliver lectures and papers across the globe including Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa.

Dr. Paul C. H. Lim Dr. Paul C. H. Lim, Keynote Speaker
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Other Speakers Include

Dr. Mariano Avila

Dr. Mariano Avila

Professor of New Testament & Director, Latino/a Ministry Certificates, Calvin Seminary

Dr. Danjuma Gibson

Dr. Danjuma Gibson

Associate Professor of Pastoral Care, Calvin Seminary

Dr. Bernard Ayoola

Dr. Bernard Ayoola

Executive Director, African Resource Center

Dr. Matthew Kaemingk

Dr. Matthew Kaemingk

Assistant professor of Christian Ethics, Fuller Seminary

Dr. Amanda Benckhuysen

Dr. Amanda Benckhuysen

Professor of Old Testament, Calvin Seminary

Kristine Van Noord

Kristine Van Noord

Program Director for Refugee Resettlement, Bethany Christian Services

Dr. Cory Willson

Dr. Cory Willson

Associate Professor of Missiology & Missional Ministry, Calvin Seminary

Rev. Jeffrey and Melissa Bos

Rev. Jeffrey and Melissa Bos

Scholar in Residence, Calvin Theological Seminary

Rev. Greg Sinclair

Rev. Greg Sinclair

Project Manager, Salaam 2.0

Rev. Andrew Mead

Rev. Andrew Mead

Interim Pastor, Church of the Servant

Joel Huyser

Joel Huyser

Global Area Director for Latin America and Asia, Resonate Global Mission

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