Evangelism & the Arts, part 1
April 16, 2013, 7:30-9 p.m.
Is there any concord between art and evangelism without compromise of either? Join Matthew Milliner, Brett Foster, Tony Payne, Hannah Schwabe, Jen Lee, Walt Hansen, Mark Lewis, and Jerry Root, as they discuss this issue. Discussion is co-sponsored by the Billy Graham Center and will be held in the Science Lecture Hall on Wheaton College's campus, Wheaton, Illinois.
Evangelism & the Arts, part 2
April 23, 2013, 7:30-9 p.m.
Is there room for the evangelist in this discussion? The evangelist looks at the Four Qu4rtets. A discussion by Matthew Milliner, Nicole Rienstra, Tony Payne, and others on the poetry of T.S. Eliot and the art of Makomoto Fujimura and Bruce Herman. Discussion is co-sponsored by the Billy Graham Center and will be held in the Science Lecture Hall on Wheaton College's campus, Wheaton, Illinois.
My Hope Training for Chicagoland Pastors and Church Leaders
Calling all pastors and church leaders in Chicagoland! Please join us Saturday, May 4, 10-11:30 a.m. in the Billy Graham Center Wilson Suite for a Pastor/Church Leader Preparation Meeting in anticipation of the My Hope with Billy Graham November 2013 outreach. Under the guidance of their local pastors, Christians across the U.S. and Canada will open their homes to share the gospel message with friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors using videos featuring Billy Graham, dynamic music, and testimonies.
Matthew and Friends is the heart of this national evangelistic outreach. After accepting Jesus’ call to follow him (Matt. 9:9–13 and Luke 5:27–31), Matthew invited friends into his house to meet the Person who changed his life. Like the Apostle Matthew, Christians in America will invite their guests into their homes to learn about Jesus using prime-time television, while others will gather at a coffee shop or the park to watch the program on a tablet or smartphone. The average American has about 40 close acquaintances, co-workers, neighbors and friends. Can you imagine what God will do in our communities and nation if we pray fervently and join his people across the United States for a massive, yet personal evangelistic outreach?
Since its implementation in 2002, the My Hope with Billy Graham project has been conducted in 57 countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. More than 305,000 churches and 4 million homes have participated, and over 10 million decisions for Jesus Christ have been recorded. The My Hope with Billy Graham project has now been adapted for the United States and will culminate in a media event around Billy Graham’s 95th birthday, November 7, 2013.
Will you join us so that together we can lift up Christ, so that “in his name the nations will put their hope” (Matt.12:21)?
During the March 18 event we will share the vision and equip your church with the tools you need to recruit and train Matthews in your congregation. RSVP here >>
The Billy Graham Center is located on the campus of Wheaton College at 500 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL 60187. The Wilson Suite is located on the fourth floor.
12th Annual Ethnic Ministries Summit
April 18-20, 2013
The 12th annual Ethnic Ministries Summit, "Mission on Our Doorsteps," will be held at Wheaton Bible Church in West Chicago, Illinois.
For more information visit the summit website >>
Correctional Ministries Summit
May 30 - June 1, 2013
Members of the Correctional Ministries & Chaplains Association (CMCA) are in the planning process for what will be an historic event. The first annual international Correctional Ministries Summit, "Serving Together," will be held on the campus of Wheaton College. The Correctional Ministry Summit will bring together men and women from across the globe who work in all aspects of correctional ministry (including chaplains, reentry workers, church and prison/jail ministers) for a time of inspiration, learning, networking, and celebration.
The summit is sponsored by CMCA >> and the Institute for Prison Ministries
Reach Out With English 2
June 10-14, 2013
Teaching pronunciation to those with little or no background in English is extremely challenging. Without specific training, it is difficult to know how to correct learners for improved fluency and comprehensibility of speech. In Reach Out With English 2, participants will gain the skills necessary to diagnose errors and assist learners in improving their listening and production of the various elements of English pronunciation. Classes held June 10-14 at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College. For more information, email Dianne Dow at Dianne.Dow@wheaton.edu or by phone at 309.676.1370.
2013 BGC Archival Research Lecture: Panda Huggers and Dragon Killers: Billy Graham, American Evangelicals, and Sino-American Relations
September 25, 2013, 7 p.m.
Since 1949, American evangelicals have held vigilant and sometimes hostile attitudes toward Red China. Rev. Billy Graham, the most influential American evangelical leader of the 20th century, played a unique role in Sino-American relations during the second half of that century. Although an outspoken critic of communism in the 1950s, two decades later Graham was promoting the opening of Sino-American relations. His evolving attitude toward China and its impact on Sino-American relations provide a significant commentary on the changing perceptions and interactions between two world powers. In this BGC Archival Research Lecture, Tu Yichao, assistant researcher at Center for American Studies, Fudan University, explores the role American evangelicals have played in the recent history of Sino-American relations, using Graham as a case study. Event held in the 4th floor Wilson Suite at the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College.
Reception following the lecture, courtesy of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals. Display of photos, documents, and posters from the Archives collections.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630.752.5910.