2017 McKnight Lectures, July 2-30
Real News: Practical Tips for Sharing the Good News of the Gospel
9:45 a.m. | St. Andrew’s Hall
This year marks 500 years since the rediscovery of the good news message through the Reformation. In this eighth annual McKnight Lectures, we will look deeply into why the gospel is good news for every generation and how we can become the ones who take the gospel into the places we live, work and play.
July 2—The Good News about How the Gospel Changes Communities
John Barrett and George Robertson will discuss how speaking the gospel (ministry of the Word) and showing the gospel (ministry through deeds) have always been partners and never competitors.
July 9—The Good News for Skeptics, Seekers and Antagonists
Matt Bradner, regional director for Campus Outreach in Virginia, is a sought after conference speaker nationally and marriage and family counselor, having completed a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University. His people/communication skills are winsome and personable, and he will help us learn how natural and welcoming conversations about the gospel can be.
July 16—The Good News for Loving Your Neighbors
Perimeter Church (PCA) in Atlanta (Duluth) is one of the leading churches in the world in training churches to follow the innovation of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, which launched Evangelism Explosion in 1962. Pastor Randy Pope and his staff developed the next innovation in lifestyle evangelism called X-Press Your Faith. Drue Warner, Perimeter pastor and a senior leader on the Outreach Team, heads up the Live, Work and Play initiatives at Perimeter.
July 23—The Good News that the Pressure Is Off in Ministry
Mike Hearon will help us understand why we don’t have to be scared or avoid engaging in evangelism by enlisting the Power of the Spirit, developing the Perspective to Motivate, and evoking Strategic Prayer for God to work through our lives.
July 30—The Good News That Shapes Our Lifestyle
A panel of First Pres members and staff will talk about how we can help all our members live more effectively as ambassadors for Christ in our families, our neighborhoods, and in our workplaces.