Transformation, it’s closer than you think: A Day with Ed Stetzer
July 10, 2014 | 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Churches have been given one commission, to make disciples. In spite of that, our research tells us that few churches are actually seeing transformation occur. This day together will walk through biblical and practical themes to help lead your church to become a place of consistent transformation. Drawing from a series of intense research projects, we will provide information about effective means being used by churches to see people become maturing believers in Jesus. Speakers include Ed Stetzer, Micah Fries, and Rick Richardson. For more information, email Billy.Graham.Center@wheaton.edu or call 630.752.5904.
The Hobbit, Fantasy, and Faith Presentation
March 23, 2014
Institute of Strategic Evangelism associate director, Jerry Root, is presenting "Why Is Tolkien's Hobbit So Compelling?" on March 23rd at 6 p.m. at Naperville Presbyterian Church in Naperville, Illinois.
For Tolkien, joy is the mark of true Fantasy: “The peculiar quality of the ‘joy’ in successful fantasy can thus be explained as a sudden glimpse of the underlying reality or truth.” Fantasy for Tolkien then is not an escape from reality, but is a doorway to reality. From experiencing the joys that a true fantasy provides, someone may be stirred to the real world and the truths that such a story may picture. Tolkien’s world gives spiritual joy, insight and food for spiritually hungry modern people. Come and listen to Jerry unfold how Tolkien’s Hobbit gives us a vision of true life. Sign up here >>
Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault Exhibit
Through May 13, 2014
A devout Catholic, Georges Rouault’s faith informed his work, which at times seems to serve as a vehicle for moral judgment and retains vitality and relevance today. Rouault himself said, “All of my work is religious for those who know how to look at it.” Born out of the unprecedented violence of the First World War and Rouault’s intense compassion for the marginalized and underprivileged, Miserere et Guerre stands as a singular achievement in the realms of printmaking and religious art.
The exhibit is on display in the BGC Museum Sacred Arts Gallery through May 13, 2014.
Correctional Ministries & Chaplains Association Annual Conference
May 29-31, 2014
The CMCA, a network founded by the Institute for Prison Ministries, will be holding its 2nd annual conference for those in correctional ministry. IMPACT 2014 will provide multiple opportunities to receive and share information, build relationships, and collaborate with those who share a passion for correctional ministry. Workshop presenters are hands-on practitioners who understand the challenges and blessings of serving those impacted by incarceration. The event will be held May 29-31 at Wheaton College. Learn more >>