Let’s gather to start a conversation by asking the question:
Have churches moved the needle forward since Dr. King stated that the church on Sunday morning at 11 am is “one of the most, if not the most segregated hours in Christian America?”
We want to deal at the intersection of RACE, THE GOSPEL, and the CHURCH.
Our panel guests invited to talk about the subject include, Irene Cho—Program Administrator for the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI). She holds a Master of Divinity with an emphasis in Pastoral and General Ministries from Talbot Theological Seminary and a BA in Christian Education from Biola University. At FYI Irene is the point person for Urban Youth Ministry leadership training and resources. Having served 25 years in youth ministry, Irene speaks all over the country at major conferences and retreats, authors curricula, articles, and is currently co-authoring a book with Daniel White Hodge, Peter Watts—Pastor of The R.O.C.K. Church of Los Angeles, Regional Vice President of World Impact, and graduated with his Master degree from Fuller early last year, Joyce Del Rosario—After serving over 20 years in urban youth ministry, Joyce is currently a PhD candidate at Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Intercultural Studies. She was the Executive Director of New Creation Home Ministries and an area director for Young Life. Joyce is an active leader with the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) and on faculty with the Sonoran Theological Group. She enjoys volunteering with Youth First in South Central LA., and Mary Glenn—Mary is a member of New City Church of LA (a multi-ethnic, multi-socioeconomic, multi-generational community at the heart of Los Angeles). She leads urban immersions and city walks in Downtown Los Angeles. Mary serves as the co-president of Cities Together (www.citiestogether.org). Mary is an affiliate professor with Fuller Theological Seminary (School of Intercultural Studies/Fuller Youth Institute) and an adjunct professor with Azusa Pacific University (MA Transformational Urban Leadership). She has served as a law enforcement chaplain since 2001, is a police chaplain trainer and an ordained pastor (with over 20 years of pastoral experience).