Believers Church Conference

January 26, 2023
Believers Church Conference

Inspired by the theme, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Global Witness of Believers Churches, theological and pastoral thought leaders will explore the impact of Believers’ Churches globally with a focus on their public witness.

Thursday26 January 2023
200 – 220Centering Moment and Orientation
220 – 240Presentation 1The Story of the Believers Church Conferences 1967-2023: A Still Relevant Ecumenical ChallengeDr. Teun van der Leer, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
240 – 300Question, Answer, InteractionAttendees
300 – 320Presentation 2Rauschenbusch, King, and a Believer’s Church Social Gospel for the 21stCenturyDr. Scott John Holland Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, IN
320 – 340Presentation 3Blessed are the Peacemakers: Living Like Jesus, Leading Like KingDr. Lesley Francisco McClendon
Pastor, Hampton VA
340 – 400Question, Answer, InteractionAttendees
400 – 430Health Break
430 – 450Presentation 4Ella Baker as Prophet of Renewal for Baptist EcclesiologyDr. Mikael Broadway – Shaw University
450 – 510Presentation 5An Ecumenical Theology of CompanionshipDr. Fernando Enns – Universität Hamburg
510 – 530Question, Answer, InteractionAttendees
530 – 545Break
545 – 645Dinner
700 – 830WorshipDr. John E. Guns – Dean, Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University
Friday27 January 2023
930 – 1000Centering Moment and Music
1000 – 1020Presentation 6Leadership and the Black Church in Nova ScotiaMr. Dudley A. Brown – Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies
1020 – 1040Presentation 7
“Martin Luther King ́s Influence over the Mexican Baptists 1960-1968.”
Rubí Elizabeth Barocio Castells
National Mexican Baptist Convention
1040 – 1100Question, Answer, InteractionAttendees
1100 – 1130Break
1130 – 1150Presentation 8 – Mennonite InnocenceDr. Andres Felipe Pacheo Lozan, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1150 – 1210Student Panel
1210 – 1230Question, Answer, InteractionAttendees
1230 – 115Lunch
115 – 200Book Launch – Seeds of the Church: Toward an Ecumenical Baptist TheologyDr. Teun van der Leer; Dr. Steve Harmon, Gardner-Webb University School of Divinity; Dr. Beth Newman. Duke University School of Divinity
200 – 300Touring Shaw Sacred Spaces
300 – 400Conversation about SNCCDr. David C. Forbes, a founding member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee at Shaw University
400 – 530Summation of the Conference and Conversation about next steps – publications and continuation
600 – 700Dinner and Fellowship
Saturday28 January 2022
900 – 1200Campus Tour and Conversation about Race and Reconciliation in Higher Education – Duke Divinity School as a case studyDr. W. C. Turner, Professor Emeritus, Duke Divinity School in conversation
1200 – 1245Lunch

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January 26, 2023

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January 28, 2023





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