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Wednesday, September 26 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Preaching Lab: Preaching Hope to Youth and Young Adults (Rm. 122)

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Young people are not immune to the troubled times. Technology brings both incredible advances, but also new ways to spread political polarization, abuse, bullying, and even death to the point youth suicide rates have increased dramatically since 1999. Youth and young adults alike wonder where God is in the middle this vision of a predominantly negative, threatening world. Youth need Jesus’ message of hope in their lives with fresh imagination. 

Whether through rhetorical structures, or actual visual images, preaching must communicate the imaginative hope of the Kingdom of God. This panel seeks a conversation on how this form of preaching can happen to inspire and motivate youth and young adults to live imaginative, hopeful, lives.  


Speakers/Presenters
avatar for Dean Blevins

Dean Blevins

Professor of Practical Theology and Christian Discipleship, Nazarene Theological Seminary
Full Bio: https://www.nts.edu/team/dean-blevins/
avatar for Wendie Brockhaus

Wendie Brockhaus

Curator, The Open Table
Wendie (Wells) Brockhaus (MDiv ’09) is Curator of The Open Table, a dinner church community in Kansas City and one of the PC(USA)’s 1001 New Worshiping Communities.  She has served as a public school vocal music teacher, Director of Spiritual Formation and adjunct instructor... Read More →
avatar for Jake Edwards

Jake Edwards

Pastor, New Beginnings Church
avatar for Roland Tedder

Roland Tedder

Pastor to Youth, First Church of the Nazarene
Roland Tedder has served in various roles with youth and young adults since 2005. He became Youth Pastor at Kansas City First Church of the Nazarene in 2012. Last year he also was nominated and appointed as the Kansas City District Youth Pastor. In this role he interfaces with youth... Read More →


Wednesday September 26, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 122