MONCTON WESLEYAN LOCATION:
Title: Beloved: Changing the Identity of a City.
Coffee shops, construction companies, art galleries: they’re all part of a bustling city. What if you could use these everyday things to point people to the Kingdom of God by employing the unemployable, reclaiming abandoned buildings, and giving people space to pursue the passions God has given them? Outflow is on a journey to see their city take on a new identity. Not one of hopelessness, but of hopefulness found only in Jesus Christ.
Outflow Ministry Inc. is a Christian faith-based charity that works with people in Saint John who live in poverty. We address, unemployment, hunger, homelessness, and medical costs.
Title: Woke Church
Matthew Thomas will challenge us to embrace our call as Christians to confront injustice and be agents of racial reconciliation.
Matthew is from the beautiful community of East Preston, Nova Scotia. He currently serves as the site pastor at Deep Water Dartmouth and has a heart for church planting and the mission of Christ to make disciples.
He’s a servant leader and a gifted communicator. His desire is to help people find their identity in Christ so they can live out their God given purpose. He’s passionate about social justice issues and believes the church ought to have a prophetic voice in the face of injustice affecting our city and world.
HILLSIDE BAPTIST LOCATION:
Title: Are you SENT?
Adrian Gardner and Louise Knowles
We are SENT as God’s people living up to and into the call to be disciples in a world of disparity and injustice. Join us for a discussion about what it means to live up to, and into, the call to be SENT as God’s people into a world of disparity and injustice
Adrian Gardner is the team lead for Church Engagement and Director of the SENT program for Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM). Louise Knowles is the Coordinator for youth and young adult engagement and the SENT program with CBM.
Title: What is a human worth? Precious or eXpendable?
How is it possible that in 2019 people are still being bought and owned, used and abused, rented and sold? Does it happen here in Atlantic Canada or only in countries far away? What does the reality look like? Can we actually do anything to end human trafficking? Join Joanna Doak and some of the cast of eXpendable (a musical about sex trafficking in North America) as we tackle these questions and more with openness, grace, and creativity.
Rev. Joanna Doak is the Artistic Director of Chameleon Jo Productions (a not-for-profit creative arts organization) and creator of eXpendable (a musical about the reality of sex trafficking in North America). Jo is also the Youth and Creative Outreach Coordinator for the Atlantic Baptist Women and an adjunct professor of Communication Arts: Theatre at Crandall University.