TOPIC: STOPPING TRAFFIC: PRACTICAL WAYS CHURCHES CAN ADDRESS HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Steven Porter, Coordinator for Global Missions, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
WITH EQUIPPING WORKSHOPS:
Ryan Clark—Church Engagement Manager, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Workshop: Making Friends of Strangers: Organizing Matthew 11 Hospitality. Prophets teach us a great deal about the power of friendship. From his experiences in Southeast Asia and Atlanta, GA, Ryan will discuss practical ways to build transformative relationships so we too can be called, “friends of sinners.”
Nell Green—Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Field Personnel, Houston, TX
Workshop: End Human Trafficking: Be Aware, Be Heard, Be Fair, Be Present. Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking in some way, whether it is a destination country, a transit country, or a country of origin. Every person can do their part to end exploitation and slavery. Come learn simple measures that you can take on a daily basis to end human trafficking.
Stephen Reeves—Associate Coordinator for Partnerships and Advocacy, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Workshop: Advocacy and the Local Church: Tips for Impacting Your Community. Effective faith-based advocacy is rooted in loving our neighbor. Come learn how a passion for missions can inform church members as they advocate on behalf of, and with, others including victims of human trafficking. Participants will hear concrete suggestions for action and how to avoid common pitfalls.
9:15 Welcome & Invocation
9:20 Keynote: Steven Porter
“Reimagining the Kingdom Together in Birmingham”
10:00 Q&A with Steven Porter
1:00 Collective Wisdom Groups
1:50 Call to Collective Action
Learn more and register at www.cbf.net/mission-collective-registration.