Conferences and Events
Being a valuable resource for today’s Church and community is part of the Northeastern Seminary mission. That’s why we host conferences and symposiums designed to meet the needs of the faith community—to respond to the challenges we face in ministry. Each event is constructed to stimulate thinking, prompt reflection, and incite transformation as we share in God’s mission.
Created for both leaders and laity, these enrichment events feature nationally renowned speakers and cover a broad spectrum of timely, substantive topics in the fields of ministry, theology, scripture, and spiritual formation.
Conference on Ministry
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
The Liberating Cross—In the Hands of a Loving God
Brian Zahnd is founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. Zahnd is an acclaimed thought leader and author of many titles including: Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Water to Wine, A Farewell To Mars, and Beauty Will Save the World.
8:30 a.m. | Registration & Continental Breakfast (included with ticket)
9:00 | Session 1: The Crucified God The centrality of the cross in Christian faith
10:30 | Break
10:50 | Session 2: No More Monster God A critique of crucifixion understood as the wrath of God
12:00 p.m. | Lunch (included with ticket)
1:15 | Session 3: How Did Jesus Understand His Death? The three accomplishments of the cross as set forth by Jesus in John 12
2:30 | Break
2:50 | Session 4: Lamb of God (The Last Scapegoat) Viewing the cross through the important lens of René Girard
4:00 | Closing and Departure
For questions regarding this event contact Maria Gilluly at Gilluly_Maria@roberts.edu or 585.594.6420.
Location: Howard Stowe Roberts Cultural Life Center, 2301 Westside Drive Rochester, NY 14624
Event Link/Event Registration: https://www.nes.edu/calendar/conference-on-ministry/