Speaker: Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of church growth and evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. He was formerly the founding senior pastor of the Cambridge Community Fellowship Church. Engaging in urban ministry is his passion, and he enables and expands the understanding of his students of the values of racial reconciliation and social justice that combine in the relationship between the church and urban settings.
About Renée Notkin: As the pastor of Union Church, UPC’s satellite congregation in South Lake Union, Renée Notkin’s passion is to biblically and theologically encourage people that the God on High delights in them and invites them into a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ through the equipping of the Spirit. Renée received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Washington and her M.Div. from Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.)
Review: Dr Brenda Salter McNeil challenged us, like Esther, to use our influence, access, privilege and position to advocate for the cause of the Kingdom of God. Where is God telling you, “Yes, you.” when you are asking, “Who, Me?”
Background: It is Pentecost. The Holy Spirit has arrived as promised by Jesus. Peter preaches a sermon to explain what is happening and present the Gospel (good news). Those listening are “pierced to the heart” and ask what they should do. Peter says to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the Holy Spirit.” That day “there were added about 3,000 souls.” Acts 2:1-41.