Saturday, October 15
[Seminar] “Cultivating a Multicultural Worshiping Community: Issues and Challenges”
12-2pm | Columbia Rooms
Cultivating a multicultural worshiping community can be challenging for anyone regardless of where you are on the journey or what cultural background you come from. Experienced multicultural worship leaders, Ananda Bossois (Brazilian) and Jaewoo Kim (Korean-American), will share about their unique journeys, challenges, and issues they face as multicultural worship leaders. This seminar is for anyone interested to learn from diverse teachers about what it takes to build a multicultural worshiping community. This seminar is in partnership with Proskuneo Ministries. RSVP here.
Sunday, October 16
[Speaker] Jason Fileta
10am Sunday Service
Jason Fileta grew up outside Chicago, Illinois, the son of Egyptian immigrants. The plight of the persecuted church in Egypt compelled him to become an advocate for justice. He is a contributor and editor of Live Justly, a book that has been used by Christians all over the world to mobilize for justice. In 2019 he joined Tearfund USA, and currently serves as the Vice President of Advocacy and Engagement. Tearfund follows Jesus where the need is greatest – responding to crises and disasters and working with local churches in 50 countries to overcome poverty and injustice.
[Workshop] “Poverty, Climate Change, & Christian Response”
4-6pm | Columbia Rooms
Jason Fileta will help us dive deeper into the connection between climate change and poverty and learn what Christians can do to bring healing to God’s creation and hope to people He created to know Him. RSVP here
Sunday, October 23
[Speaker] Rick Gerhardt
10am Sunday Service
Rick Gerhardt has combined his passion for God’s Word, God’s world, and God’s people throughout his career as a research ecologist/conservation biologist and his many teaching and preaching opportunities. Specializing his field research on owls, hawks and eagles in the Northwest, Rick has authored or coauthored more than two dozen scientific journal articles and book chapters and has traveled widely to present the results of his research. Graduate and undergraduate courses he has designed and taught include Theology of Creation, Creation Care, General Apologetics, Science and the Bible, and Christianity and the Life of the Mind. Rick has graduate degrees in the diverse fields of Christian apologetics (MA, Biola) and raptor ecology (MS, Boise State).
[Village Kids] Pre-K International Village Let the Whole World Rejoice!
10am | Lower Kids Village
Preschool International Village will be open October 23 to our younger Villagers where they will learn about God’s love for people everywhere and how God’s creation was made to sing His praises everywhere to everyone! Play in a child-sized yurt, plant a succulent, wear tire tread shoes from Ethiopia, choose your favorite rock, compare pinecones, and learn how all of God’s creation was made to declare His glory!
[Village Kids] K-5th Grade Guest Speakers Joe & Karen Adams
10am | Gym
K-5th grade kids will discover what missions in Lesotho is all about from Missionaries Joe & Karen Adams. Joe is a pilot with MAF who flies pastors all over the country so they can reach and teach people in Lesotho the Good News of Jesus.
[Conference] Refugee Highway Partnership
Refugee Highway Partnership (RHP) – an international network of churches, agencies and individuals serving forcibly displaced people. Hosted by Village, the 2022 RHP North America Roundtable, will take up the Scriptural call to: Build Up the Highway. Over this three-day, in-person event, plenary sessions and table talks will provide opportunities for inspiration and equipping. Through interactive sessions and networking, you can find companions for the journey and create space to welcome more. Learn more and register here.
[Speaker] Lead Pastor Paul Choi, “Christ & Culture”
Responding to the Cultural Mandate, Christians perceive themselves to be called to live in the world, but not to be of it. And there is no more crucial issue facing Christians today than the relationship of the church and the gospel to contemporary culture. What does the Bible inform us about Christians’ interaction and engagement with contemporary culture? How do we live out the call, considering the complexity of today’s culture? How is Christ redeeming the contemporary culture today?
[Village Kids] K-5th Grade Global Fair
10am | Gym
It’s here! The Global Fair filled with over 18 stations of fun and learning! Discover how God’s creation declares His glory and how God is using Christians who take care of God’s creation to make Himself and His love for people known everywhere. Start your seed and rock collections, get glow in the dark stars, learn what a vanilla bean can teach us about God, who are unreached people, and much more while surrounded by photo backdrops of God’s creation of the mountains, ocean, rainforest, polar icecaps, and deep space! This is a Sunday not to miss!