Judson's Christian Ministries Department Welcomes Speaker Efrem Smith for Annual Leadership in Ministry Forum
(ELGIN, IL-February 11, 2016)
For the second year in a row, Judson University’s Christian Ministries Department has invited an influential ministry leader to speak during the Leadership in Ministry Forum to be held Thursday, March 31. Space is limited and reservations are required through the Christian Ministries Department.
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The purpose of the Leadership in Ministry Forum is to foster the development of ministry leaders through engagement with innovative thinkers in the field and beyond. The event is designed to be interactive, giving participants the opportunity to dialogue with the speaker and other leaders in the community related to the topic for the night.
The charter forum in 2015 featured author and attorney Bob Goff. This year’s invited guest is Efrem Smith, an internationally recognized leader who uses humor, motivational speaking and dynamic preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He also consults with churches, schools, and other organizations on matters of diversity, leadership and community development.
“I believe that even in spite of all the unfortunate signs of brokenness in our nation, we could very well be on the verge of a new great awakening that brings glimpses of new life, peace and beloved community,” Smith said.
Smith is the president and CEO of World Impact, an urban mission, church planting, and leadership-development organization, headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. He is also an itinerant speaker with Kingdom Building Ministries and author of the books, “Raising-up Young Heroes,” “The Hip Hop Church,” “Jump,” and “The Post-Black and Post-White Church.” He served as a regional superintendent of the Evangelical Covenant Church prior to coming on board with World Impact.
He is a graduate of Saint John’s University and Luther Theological Seminary, and he is a doctoral student in Church Leadership at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.
He and his wife, Donecia, live in the Bay Area of northern California with their two daughters.