Thurber Lectures

Thurber Lectures is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Meal at 19h00; Presentation 19h45-21h15.

 

Video recordings of selected past Thurber Lectures available here.

 

Virtual Thurber Conversation

Plans to Give You Hope: Looking Back As We Look Forward
Tuesday 15 September at 19h30 via Zoom

Register here.

Virtual Thurber Conversation

Making plans during pandemic has been like holding a slippery eel...nearly impossible!

Throughout the pandemic I'm sure most of us have worried about the future and felt a bit helpless. I can only imagine that several of us have awakened with the profound question: What Does the Future Hold? But then Jeremiah 29:11 reminds us that God knows the plan and it includes a future filled with hope.

This Thurber Conversation will be an evening of storytelling and sharing. You'll hear people from the ACP community share their experiences and reflections on this extraordinary season of life that we are in. You will have a chance to break into small groups to discuss your own reflections on where you felt God's hopeful presence, but also where God's promise to give us a future filled with hope and not harm was also lacking for you. As we honestly share from own journeys we hope to inspire and encourage one another to stay the course, to hold fast to God's promises, to fill our lives with hope, and lean into the future that God has for us.

Register here. Once you have signed up, you will be provided with the Zoom link for the evening.

God has told us that he knows the plans for us...plans that include a future filled with hope. Come and be inspired to hold fast to this truth.

Questions? Contact Pastor Jodi.

Thurber Conversations are an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Video recordings of selected past Thurber Lectures and Conversations here

Virtual Thurber Conversation

Lament and Hope by Dr. Soong-Chang Rah
Tuesday 13 October at 19h30 via Zoom

Virtual Thurber ConversationAll are welcome at the October (Virtual) Thurber Conversation with Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah. This promises to be a stimulating and timely conversation. Join us as we consider together the topic of Lament and Hope.

Register here in order to get the zoom link. Contact Pastor Jodi for more information.

Virtual Thurber Conversation

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL and the author of Prophetic Lament (A Commentary on the book of Lamentations); The Next Evangelicalism; Many Colors; and co-author of Return to Justice, Forgive Us , and Unsettling Truths. Dr. Rah received his B.A. in Political Science and History/Sociology from Columbia University, his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, his Th.M. from Harvard University, his D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Th.D. from Duke University. In addition to serving as founding senior pastor of the multiethnic, urban ministry-focused Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), he serves on the boards of World Vision, Sojourners, the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and the Catalyst Leadership Center.

An experienced crosscultural preacher and conference speaker, Rah has addressed thousands around the country at gathering like Urbana Student Missions Conference, Congress on Urban Ministry, Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference, CCDA National Conference, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary National Preaching Conference, Fuller Seminary World Christianity Conference, and the Legacy Conference.

He and his wife, Sue, have two children and live in Chicago.

Questions? Contact Pastor Jodi.

Thurber Conversations are an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.

Video recordings of selected past Thurber Lectures and Conversations here