Civil Conversations: Rules of Engagement [FREE Webinar]

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A Conversation About Race, Unity, and the Church

Thursday, August 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Candid Conversations
An Online, Interactive, Weekly Show on Racial Tensions
Episode 2 — Civil Conversations: Rules of Engagement

Interpersonal communications experts tell us that the majority of what we communicate is not verbal.

Nonverbal communication such as facial expressions, hand gestures, stance, and how we use our eyes can communicate far more than our words can.

People can read us even when they can’t hear us.

Don’t miss this important conversation as we unpack the following “Rules of Engagement”, among others, when engaging in tense discussions:

  • Consider whether your points / conclusions are Biblical commands to obey or interpretations to discern. Be cautious not to die on the hill of interpretation.
  • When disagreeing with another person or point of view, ask: why would a reasonable and rational person who is seeking to follow Jesus and Scripture think this way?
  • Ask others to describe their path of thinking to how they arrived at their conclusion or point of view.
  • Be specific, avoiding generalizations and platitudes

Following the conversation with Miles, you will have the opportunity to submit your questions during our live, interactive conversation.

Featured Guest

Miles McPherson

Pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego, motivational speaker, former NFL football player

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Featured Guest

Miles McPherson

Miles McPherson is a man radically transformed by God. Even after fulfilling his youthful dreams of a successful collegiate football career and playing in the NFL, Miles was spiritually empty and on a path of destruction in the form of cocaine use.

During his second season in the NFL, two of Miles' teammates, Sherman Smith and Ray Preston, told him about God's amazing love and grace. Finally, one early morning in 1984, Miles had his first encounter with the person of Jesus Christ and decided to follow Him.

The moment Miles relinquished control of his life, God's power was evident. Miles was delivered from his drug habit, experienced positive changes in his daily life and actions, and was reunited with his girlfriend, Debbie, who is now his wife.

God soon set Miles' feet on a new path: serving in ministry, learning theology, and preaching the Gospel. Miles had great dreams as a young man, but he never imagined the joy and fulfillment he would experience in sharing God's love with others.

Hosts

EFREM SMITH

Pastor Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership and community development. Efrem is the former president and CEO of World Impact, an urban mission, church planting and leadership-development organization. He is the current co-lead Pastor of Bayside Church, Midtown. He’s the author of several books, including his latest, Killing Us Softly.

Efrem is a graduate of Saint John’s University and Luther Theological Seminary. He received an honorary doctor of ministry degree from Ashland Theological Seminary. He’s currently a doctoral student in Church Leadership at Fuller Seminary.

Grant Skeldon

In response to millennials being labeled noncommittal, lazy, entitled, slacktivists, Grant Skeldon started Initiative Network with the goal to unite and train young leaders to be Christ loving, city changing, church investing, disciple making local missionaries. Initiative has united and accelerated some of the most diverse and dynamic next gen leaders from across the country to collaboratively transform their cities together.

Grant has written for Relevant, ChurchLeaders, The Gospel Coalition, and his new book on millennials, The Passion Generation has helped thousands of pastors and parents who are trying to reach, raise, and retain the next generation. Grant serves on the board of Catalyst, as well as an associate for Leadership Network and Exponential.

Todd Wilson

Todd Wilson is a Kingdom entrepreneur. He spends the majority of his time starting and working with organizations committed to Kingdom impact and multiplication. Todd is a co-founder of Exponential and currently serves as President and CEO, providing vision and strategic direction to the organization. Todd lives in Manassas, Virginia, with his wife, Anna. They have two sons and two beautiful daughters-in-law: Ben (married to Therese) and Chris (married to Mariah).

We are better together!

“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one—I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
John 17:22-23

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