Start with Good News: Rediscovering the Why of Evangelism

We’re excited to be hosting  “Start with Good News: Rediscovering the Why of Evangelism” at Union Presbyterian Seminary, September 27-29, on our Richmond campus, and lived streamed to our Charlotte campus.

This three-day conference will help re-educate ourselves on how to talk about the gospel and why it matters in the world, a fitting topic in our changing church.  “Start with Good News” will provide leadership and information relevant to church members of all denominations, sizes, and viewpoints.

However, the registration deadline is September 20! We don’t want you to miss this unique opportunity to be in conversation on the topic of evangelism in the 21st century.

Led by UPSem Visiting Assistant Professor of Evangelism John Vest, the conference will feature four key leaders in the field of post-modern evangelism: Nikki MacMillan (M.Div.’99), stated clerk and mission coordinator for the Cherokee Presbytery; Roger Ross, senior pastor for First United Methodist Church in Springfield, Illinois; Anthony Smith, teaching pastor at Mission House in Salisbury, North Carolina; and Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, author and speaker.

Richmond campus housing is full, but the SpringHill Suites in Glen Allen is offering a special rate of $83 per night for this conference.

For those in the Charlotte area, we are live-streaming the conference to the Charlotte campus of UPSem, at 5141 Sharon Road.  You will participate fully through the live feed in plenaries and worship, and for small group time, you’ll meet together in groups just as we are doing in Richmond.  Cost is the same, and lunches will be served.

The cost of $25 per person (max of $100 per church) for the entire conference, including two lunches, is so low due to the generous support of our partners, the Presbytery of Charlotte, Presbytery of the James, and the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic.

Please consider getting a group from your church together to attend, or just come by yourself.  Registration will close on September 20, so don’t miss your chance to be part of this exciting and timely conference.


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for biographical sketches of the leaders.

Click here for a schedule of the conference.

Click here to register for Start with Good News:  Rediscovering the Why of Evangelism

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