Micah:6-8 Conference

2018 Micah 6:8 RECAP

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Preaching Ethics in a Culture of Chaos
Delvin Atchison, Director, Great Commission Team, Texas Baptists

This workshop will deal with the important role of preaching as the church addresses ethical issues in today’s society. Preaching on ethics is part of the biblical testimony and of Christian history. This session will offer practical suggestions on how preachers and pastors may prophetically speak and model the Christian ethic. Clarity will be given on how the church can use Micah 6:8 to challenge unChristian cultural assumptions.


After Obergefell: Addressing Same Sex Relationships with Truth & Grace
Steve Wells, Pastor, South Main Baptist Church

This workshop will help participants grapple with the challenge to churches that is presented by the growing cultural acceptance of same-sex relationships. It will help people understand what the Bible says on issues related to this subject and the importance of faithfully representing Christ as we relate to those who may disagree.


Same Kind of Different As Me: A Multi-ethnic Vision for the Body of Christ

  • Anyra Cano-Valencia, Youth Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Victorio en Cristo
  • Ikki Soma, Pastor, City of Refuge Presbyterian Church
  • Scott Venable, Pastor, Northwood Church
  • Faitth Brooks, Social Media Coordinator, Be the Bridge to Racial Unity
  • Moderated by Nigel Robinson, Marketing Consultant, Texas Baptists

Ferguson. Dallas. Charlottesville. Racial issues continue to be in the news and continue to divide Americans, exposing divisions within the church. Rather than ignoring the news, this workshop will help leaders actively engage in racial reconciliation in their communities and churches. Attendees will learn how they can advocate for racial unity in their churches and begin to model God’s heart for unity in their local context.


Gender Identity: Beyond Bathrooms
Katie Swafford, Director of Counseling, Texas Baptists

Learn from a licensed professional counselor about gender identity. This workshop will cover the basic terminology and knowledge of gender identity to help the participant increase his or her understanding of gender identity as a whole.  Specific consideration will be given to the transgender aspect of gender identity through discussion of three cultural lenses by which to view the topic, current research, and suggestions for developing compassionate relationships.

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Seeking Shalom in the City: Gentrification and Urban Missions
  • Bryant Lee,Pastor, Higher Expectations Church
  • Blake Thomas, Bridge Builders Coordinator, Forge for Families

This workshop covers ways to bring the shalom of God in the midst of racial tensions and the redevelopment of urban communities. Attendees will learn what it means to seek the welfare of the city in view of the gospel in a way that serves a diversifying community and honors longtime residents.


Caring for All God’s Children: How Churches and Christians Can Support Public Education
Dr. Ruth Turley, Professor, Rice University

This workshop focuses on the shared importance of public schools and churches in community life. Participants will learn how churches can partner with public schools and engage in education reform efforts in low income communities.


Break Every Chain: How the Church Can Support Criminal Justice Reform (Panel Discussion)
  • Tiana Sanford, Prosecutor, Montgomery County
  • Shakira Pumphrey, Director, Just Liberty
  • Doug Smith, Policy Analyst, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition
  • Moderated by Dr. Carol Pickens, Social Justice Advocate, Brentwood Baptist Church

This workshop examines whether Christians have a role to play in the national conversation about criminal justice reform. Participants will learn about innovative community prosecution models, barriers to effective rehabilitation of ex-offenders, and promising reform initiatives at local, state, and federal levels.


En Espanol

Movilizando a tu Iglesia para la Defensa Cristiana
Anyra Cano Valencia, Youth Pastor, Iglesia Bautista Victorio en Cristo

Este taller se enfocará en como cada congregación puede mostrar cuidado e interés de Cristo por los perdidos, al mismo tiempo que abogan por el bien común. Cada participante tendrá la oportunidad de aprender del modelo pionero para la defensa cristiana, y al mismo tiempo recibirá consejos prácticos y estrategias de cómo ser parte del apoyo en cuanto a su contexto local.