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Civic Revival: Engage Your Neighbors (&) Approach the Polls from a Biblical Perspective

with Justin Giboney & Kaityln Schiess

May 16, 2024 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: Cedar Valley Church

Cost: $109/person, group and student rates available

 

In a country deeply divided by partisan allegiances, Christians must unite around a vision for civic engagement that embraces principles derived from scripture rather than party ideology. By elevating biblical principles, we can rise above bitter discourse and division to unite for the flourishing of our society.  

Many are facing exhaustion from the volatility of previous election cycles and wondering whether they should continue to pay attention or attempt to engage. It is because of this reality that we must rest in and rely on the strength of Christ as we continue to move forward with courage and courtesy in his name. 

As the kingdom of God breaks into the world, Christians are called to engage in public life. We do not do this to battle our culture or assert our power, but because we care about the things God cares for and the things that affect our neighbors. By recognizing the role faith plays in our public life, we can unite under agreed biblical principles even when we disagree on specific policies or directions. 

Join us as Justin Giboney and Kaitlyn Schiess lead us in building a biblical approach to political engagement with compassion and conviction. Additional speakers will help us work through a biblical approach to numerous issues, including:

– Sanctity of life & human dignity
– Immigration
– Racial justice
– Religious freedom
– and more!

Bring your whole team!  Group discounts are available.

 

Podcast live recording: 

Join us at Cedar Valley Church on May 16 at 7:00 PM for a live recording of The Church Politics Podcast with Justin Giboney and Chris Butler.  Registration is free, but required to attend.

To register, click the “Yes I’m coming to the recording” checkbox in your conference registration.

OUR SPEAKERS

Justin Giboney|President & Co-Founder of the AND Campaign
Justin Giboney is cofounder of the AND Campaign, an attorney, author of Compassion (&) Conviction, and a political strategist in Atlanta, Georgia.imes, Christ and Pop Culture, Relevant, and Sojourners.  Kaitlyn has a ThM in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently a doctoral student in political theology at Duke Divinity School.

Kaitlyn Schiess| Writer, author, and doctoral student at Duke Divinity School
Kaitlyn Schiess is a writer and speaker serving as a regular cohost for the Holy Post Podcast. Her books include The Liturgy of Politics and The Ballot and the Bible and her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, the New York Times, Christ and Pop Culture, Relevant, and Sojourners.  Kaitlyn has a ThM in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently a doctoral student in political theology at Duke Divinity School.

Jason Adkins| Executive Director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference
Jason Adkins has served as the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference since March 2011. Prior to his advocacy work for the Church, Jason was an attorney at the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm. Jason has clerked for both state and federal appellate judges and received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he has served as an adjunct professor.  He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), and resides in Saint Paul with his family.

Chris Butler|Pastor, co-author of Compassion and Conviction, and co-host of the Church Politics Podcast
Chris Butler is from the Southside of Chicago where he lives with his wife, Aziza, and 6 children. Pastor Chris leads Chicago Embassy Church Network, a mission-based network church in America’s third largest city and is an experienced organization builder.

Ed Uszynski| Writer, author, speaker, and consultant
Ed Uszynski (PhD, Bowling Green State University) has been a content specialist for Cru, Athletes in Action, and FamilyLife for over three decades. Author of the forthcoming Untangling Critical Race Theory (IVP 2024), Ed also serves as a oneness and diversity consultant for church and parachurch organizations and is a frequent speaker and podcaster on topics of race, sport culture, and marriage. He lives with his wife, Amy, and their four children just outside of Dayton, Ohio.

FAQ

 

Where will Civic Revial be held?

This event will be held at Cedar Valley Church. 8600 Bloomington Avenue S., Bloomington, MN  55425


WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE?

Registration will close on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at midnight.


WILL FOOD AND COFFEE BE AVAILABLE?

Yes, a boxed lunch, light snack, coffee and water will be served.  


WHEN DO THE DOORS OPEN?

The doors will open at 8:30 am on Thursday, May 16. 


If you have any additional questions, please contact our Events Coordinator, Becky Hestness at becky@transformmn.org

Register
SPEAKERS

OUR SPEAKERS

Justin Giboney|President & Co-Founder of the AND Campaign
Justin Giboney is cofounder of the AND Campaign, an attorney, author of Compassion (&) Conviction, and a political strategist in Atlanta, Georgia.imes, Christ and Pop Culture, Relevant, and Sojourners.  Kaitlyn has a ThM in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently a doctoral student in political theology at Duke Divinity School.

Kaitlyn Schiess| Writer, author, and doctoral student at Duke Divinity School
Kaitlyn Schiess is a writer and speaker serving as a regular cohost for the Holy Post Podcast. Her books include The Liturgy of Politics and The Ballot and the Bible and her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, the New York Times, Christ and Pop Culture, Relevant, and Sojourners.  Kaitlyn has a ThM in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently a doctoral student in political theology at Duke Divinity School.

Jason Adkins| Executive Director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference
Jason Adkins has served as the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference since March 2011. Prior to his advocacy work for the Church, Jason was an attorney at the Institute for Justice, a public interest law firm. Jason has clerked for both state and federal appellate judges and received his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School, where he has served as an adjunct professor.  He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), and resides in Saint Paul with his family.

Chris Butler|Pastor, co-author of Compassion and Conviction, and co-host of the Church Politics Podcast
Chris Butler is from the Southside of Chicago where he lives with his wife, Aziza, and 6 children. Pastor Chris leads Chicago Embassy Church Network, a mission-based network church in America’s third largest city and is an experienced organization builder.

Ed Uszynski| Writer, author, speaker, and consultant
Ed Uszynski (PhD, Bowling Green State University) has been a content specialist for Cru, Athletes in Action, and FamilyLife for over three decades. Author of the forthcoming Untangling Critical Race Theory (IVP 2024), Ed also serves as a oneness and diversity consultant for church and parachurch organizations and is a frequent speaker and podcaster on topics of race, sport culture, and marriage. He lives with his wife, Amy, and their four children just outside of Dayton, Ohio.

FAQ

FAQ

 

Where will Civic Revial be held?

This event will be held at Cedar Valley Church. 8600 Bloomington Avenue S., Bloomington, MN  55425


WHEN DOES REGISTRATION CLOSE?

Registration will close on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at midnight.


WILL FOOD AND COFFEE BE AVAILABLE?

Yes, a boxed lunch, light snack, coffee and water will be served.  


WHEN DO THE DOORS OPEN?

The doors will open at 8:30 am on Thursday, May 16. 


If you have any additional questions, please contact our Events Coordinator, Becky Hestness at becky@transformmn.org

Details

Date:
May 16
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$109
Event Category:

Venue

Cedar Valley Church
8600 Bloomington Ave S
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States
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