Compassion & Proclamation in Evangelical Missions
On March 8 the TCAMP network will discuss the challenge of integrating evangelism and compassion in 21st century missions.
The TCAMP network is open to the public, and anyone is invited to attend.
Thursday, March 8
North Heights Lutheran Church (Arden Hills campus map)
The topic for this session will be a discussion about integrating evangelism and compassion in evangelical missions. While on earth Jesus proclaimed that the Kingdom of God had arrived, and as a manifestation of the Kingdom, Jesus both forgave sins and healed the sick. How do we best follow the teachings of Jesus as we do missions in the 21st century.
Participating in this dialogue will be John Pederson from STEM (Short Term Evangelical Missions) and Chad Schwitters from Urban Home Works, two Christ-centered organizations located in Minnesota.
STEM In 2008 STEM became a ministry of Bethany International, a Mission agency in Bloomington, MN serving in 25 countries. Bethany International also partners with more than 100 international Mission Training Schools as well as establishing Bethany College of Missions to outfit the next generation for missions. John Pederson spent 12 years in Venezuela with TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) before returning to the U.S. to mobilize others to reach the least, the last, and the lost. Since 2000, they have recruited, trained, and led teams for STEM (Short-term Evangelical Missions). John served as President of STEM Share (restricted-access nations) from 2006-2009. His passion is networking and mobilizing others in the “task remaining” to impact Unreached People Groups with the Hope of Christ. Kathie has taught at Oak Hills Christian College (Bemidji, MN) and the Leech Lake Tribal College (Cass Lake, MN). Her evangelistic heart is always looking for creative ways such as mime or drama to communicate the timeless message of Jesus to the nations. John & Kathie currently serve with Bethany College of Missions and STEM. The Pedersons have 3 adult children and live in Bloomington, MN.
Urban Home Works mission is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces dignified housing for low-income families, a strategic network of good neighbors and the redemptive development of real estate.
Since 1995, UHW has been a faith-based organization reweaving the fabric of communities through a multi-faceted approach that combines dignified housing, volunteer mobilization, construction training for community members, and the development of a group of engaged neighbors. This powerful model of neighborhood transformation and stabilization has resulted in more than 200 redeveloped properties and a network of 17,000 volunteers, 1,200 construction trainees, and 375 Urban Neighbors who have lived in and served the community.
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