To encourage, equip, and provide tools for pastors who want to take the next step in shepherding their churches to be a greater influence in culture.
I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame, for I delight in your commands because I love them. I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees. ~Psalm 119:45-48 NIV
Thursday, November 10, 2005, 8:30 - 5:00 pm
Grace Church Eden Prairie, 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347
For map and directions, go to www.atgrace.com
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Minnesota Pastors' Summit - Speakers
David Barton • Founder of Wallbuilders
Author and historian David Barton is the Founder and President of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that distributes historical, legal, and statistical information and helps citizens become active in their local schools and communities.
Bishop Frederick Henry • Calgary, AB, Canada
As the Bishop of Calgary, Bishop Henry will share the realities of legalizing same-sex marriage in Canada and insights into what it will mean in the United States.
H.B. London, Jr. • Vice President, Ministry Outreach & Pastoral Ministries for Focus on the Family. H.B.’s focus is to serve as liaison to pastors and churches—a kind of “pastor to pastors.”
Colby May • Senior Counsel American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ)
Colby M. May is Senior Counsel and Director of the Washington Office of the ACLJ. May represents members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on legislative initiatives involving national security, abortion, marriage, and pornography. With the ACLJ since 1994, May specializes in federal litigation, regulatory proceedings, communications and technology, non-profit tax issues, and First Amendment law.
Dr. William (Bill) Owens • President and Founder of Coalition of African-American Pastors (CAAP)
Dr. Owens, and CAAP strive to transcend racial, denominational and social barriers in support of Biblical principles. He serves as Co-Chair of the prestigious Arlington Group (dedicated to the advancement of the National Marriage Amendment).
Pastor Joe Wright • Central Christian Church and Pastor Terry Fox • Emmanuel Baptist Church
Both pastors of churches in Wichita, KS, Joe and Terry will share their story of how the Church united to preserve moral values across the state.
Minnesota Pastors' Summit - Breakout Topics
The Battle in Kansas
Pastors Joe Wright and Terry Fox will share how the body of Christ was united in Kansas to affect the culture.
Founded in 1996, Marriage Savers is a ministry that equips local communities, principally through local congregations, to help men and women to prepare for lifelong marriages, strengthen existing marriages, and restore troubled marriages.
Tax Status and Free Speech
Experts from the American Center for Law and Justice will provide legal advice for Churches on what they can, and cannot do from the pulpit and within the Church body.
Gaining the tools and knowledge to activate your congregation and community.
An overview of church and state relations regarding family issues in Minnesota and an question and answer forum with representatives from Minnesota’s major political parties. Facilitated by Tom Prichard, President of MFC.
“Our Town” Ministry Tools
Building bridges for urban ministry partnerships and gaining insight for ministry responses to inner city and family issues.
The Truth of the Homosexual Lifestyle
Becoming equipped and prepared to reach out and minister to those walking the homosexual lifestyle. Powerful testimonies will be shared.
Prepared and Paid for by Minnesota for Marriage, 2855 Anthony Lane S, Suite 150, Minneapolis, MN 554181-877-MN-MARRY www.minnesotaformarriage.org