Session 11: The Spirituality of Fundraising
Speaker Profile: Greg Henson serves as President at Sioux Falls Seminary where he has worked with his team to develop several new approaches to both financial and educational models within theological education. As a published author, speaker on the topics of theological education, innovation, generational theory, missional theology and competency-based education, Greg seeks to help people see the unique opportunities that exist within the challenges we face in the church and in theological education. Through research conducted on the history and current trends of theological education, Greg and the team at Sioux Falls Seminary developed the Kairos Project. Now the largest accredited CBTE program in North America, Kairos serves students on four continents and in multiple languages. In partnership and conversation with seminaries, denominations, and ministries around the world, Greg is working create integrated systems of theological education that are affordable, accessible, and relevant while remaining faithful to the transformation essence of such an educational journey. At the heart of his ministry is a desire to develop servants for participation in God’s Kingdom mission.
Session 12: Your Story in God’s Story
Speaker Profile: Karen Wilk is a National Team Member of Forge Canada leading their Neighbourhood Life initiatives and Edmonton hub and a ‘Go Local’ Catalyzer with Resonate Global Mission (a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church of North America). She pastors N.E.W. (Neighbourhood Engagement Workers’) Community and is President and Neighbourhood Connector for her Community League. She has a Doctorate in Missional Leadership from Northern Seminary (Chicago). She and her husband have 3 daughters and a dog and enjoy Alberta’s great outdoors! Along with preaching and teaching in numerous places, Karen has written a number of books including Don’t Invite Them to Church: Moving from a Come and See to a Go and Be Church. Recently she was included in the Bridgeway Foundation’s list of “100 fantastic Canadian Christian women leaders”.