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NNU’s 2012 Wesley Center Conference to be held Feb. 9-10, 2012

January 11, 2012, 4:00 pm
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Over the years, Northwest Nazarene University’s annual Wesley Center Conference has brought thousands of pastors, laypersons, scholars and students from numerous denominations together to explore many of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the Church today.

NNU’s 2012 Wesley Center Conference, titled “A Cup of Cold Water: Christians in Compassionate Service,” is slated for Thursday & Friday, February 9-10, 2012. The conference spotlights pastor and author Steve Sjogren and NNU alumnus Jeff Carr.

Sjogren is pastor of Northside Community Church, a Free Methodist congregation in Newberg, Oregon. The author of numerous books, he is probably best known for advancing a ministry philosophy known as”servant evangelism,” which he outlines in his popular book titled Conspiracy of Kindness: A Refreshing New Approach to Sharing the Love of Jesus with Others.

Carr is an ordained minister of the Church of the Nazarene who has served in a variety of roles over the years, including founding director of the Bresee Foundation; a Nazarene compassionate ministry in Los Angeles; chief operating officer of Sojourners/Call to Renewal in Washington, DC; and, in recent years has served the City of Los Angeles first as the director of gang reduction and youth development and more recently as the chief of staff for the city’s mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa.

Conference interaction will take shape in a variety of forms, including larger plenary sessions, panel discussions, workshops and microseminars. A wide array of presenters from around the Pacific Northwest and beyond will be featured, including: Jennifer Roemhildt Tunehag, Prevent/Restore: Catalyzing the Church in Ministry Among Women & Men in Prostitution / Stockholm, Sweden; Brian Postlewait, Mission Possible / Vancouver, BC; Dean Cowles, YouthPartners / Denver, CO; Jim Wicks, Community of Adsideo / Portland, OR;
Doug Jackson, Project C.U.R.E / Denver, CO; and, Bryon McLaughlin, Grace & Peace magazine / Kansas City, MO.

Registrations received in January are $99 per person. Registration includes conference materials, refreshments and a banquet on Friday evening prior to the final conference session.

As part of the Thursday evening session, Dr. Irving Laird will be honored with NNU’s Order of John Wesley Award. Known for his lifelong example of servant leadership, Laird taught religious education and special ministries for four decades at NNU, where he influenced countless students including Carr and many others.

Join hundreds of other pastors, laypersons, scholars, and students from across the Pacific Northwest as we explore why and how Christians today can better serve our world with the compassionate love of Christ.

The conference begins at 1 p.m. Thursday and concludes Friday evening. It will be held adjacent to NNU’s campus at College Church of the Nazarene.

For more information, contact the NNU Wesley Center at 208|467.8530, email wesleyconf@nnu.edu or visit the site at: http://events.nnu.edu/wesleyconf/?


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