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It feels nearly impossible to steady ourselves after experiencing a pandemic, social unrest, contentious elections, natural disasters, and economic crises. We don’t stay joyful and hopeful in the midst of overwhelming circumstances. Instead, we get exhausted trying to control them. We just want to stop, rest, and catch our breath. What if that’s exactly what God wants us to do, too? We can recover hope and joy when we learn to stand still and WITNESS WHO IS WITH US. With is a tiny word, but it packs the power to bring us the peace we long for.
Sarah Arthur serves Northwestern as Assistant Dean of Graduate, Online & Adult Learning. Her passion for supporting non-traditional learners in both early college and adult education was born out of a non-traditional life. Sarah holds a Master’s degree in Counseling, specializing in marriage and family. She also serves as a writer and speaker for Parent Relations, helping others make the transition to parenting adults. In addition to her professional role, she enjoys investing time writing, supporting the Twin Cities arts community, and adding to her collection of travel experiences in national parks.
Paul. Passionate and Powerful Life in Christ
In a letter to the sprawling metropolis of Rome, Paul outlines keys for a passionate purposeful life for the global Christians living there. Study with me the fascinating historical and Scriptural context of the book of Romans, seeing it bring new life and context to those passages. Watch that ripple out to your life in exciting, practical ways and see it transform your relationships, inside and outside of the church!
Jennifer Dougan has been in ministry with her husband for over 26 years. Sharing often at retreats, conferences, MOPS groups and churches, and teaching a weekly Cover to Cover Bible Survey class, Jennifer loves to point people to God's life-transforming words.
Surprised by Joy: Lessons of Hope and Peace
from C.S. Lewis
You are invited to explore the life and influence of C. S. Lewis through the genre of biography. It is suggested by S. Weinberg that “biography helps me understand the lives of others in new ways, so that I can understand my own life better.” C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), a noted Oxford don, was an influential writer, scholar, and apologist who greatly influenced secular and Christian audiences worldwide. Discover the man behind his message and thus gain fresh appreciation for the lessons from the life and writings of
C. S. Lewis.
Dr. Jacqueline Glenny
Dr. Jacqueline Glenny has taught at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul for over 20 years. She has a master's degree in Business Communication and a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. At the University of Northwestern, Glenny teaches all levels of public speaking, business communication, gender and family communication, and communication careers.
Jackie is married to Ed Glenny, who is a professor in the Biblical and Theological Studies Department at Northwestern. They have two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, collecting books, theatre, and travel.
Circumstantial vs Kingdom Joy - A Biblical Perspective
Join Peter Kapsner as he unpacks Circumstantial vs Kingdom Joy from a biblical perspective. Through Peter’s conversational and humorous style, he establishes the framework of the biblical joy, while giving real and current applications. In this workshop, Peter engages and addresses questions from cultural behaviors to generational ramifications and the Proverbs 31 woman. Peter, shares how to navigate these waters to abide in Kingdom joy that God wants us all to experience!
Peter Kapsner is a Lecturer in the Christian Ministries Department and holds a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from University of Edinburgh and M.Div. from Bethel Seminary. He is a business owner and has served as a pastor in a local nondenominational church. He is a radio show host and is a sought-after speaker on issues such as gender identity, marriage, and relationships. He has served as adjunct professor at Bethel University, Crown College, and Northwestern over the past 15 years with a specialization in connecting contemporary Christian social ethics with church history.
Discover the Marks of a True Gospel-Centered Community
In this passion lead workshop, Pastor David delves into characteristics of a Gospel –Centered Community and how we can live and experience HOPE, JOY and Peace. Through Pastor David’s teaching, you will grab hold of the important role our mindset plays in walking in the ways of Christ and how the decisions we make to follow Christ, despite our circumstances, are the true marks of a Christian. By the end of this workshop, you will be inspired to shine your light for Christ in everything from the mundane to the magnificent.
Rev. David R Myles
Rev. David R. Myles is an Adjunct Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at The University of Northwestern-St. Paul. He is co-host of, “The Monday Afternoon Mix with Myles, Arnold and Maxwell” on Faith Radio. His primary ministry is as the Life Groups & Leader Development Pastor at New Hope Church in New Hope, MN. He has a pastor-theologian heart and a passion for God’s heart through the Revelation 7:9 multiethnic church. He and his wife Tammy are the parents of three boys and a daughter. The most important fact about him: He is a grateful child and servant of God.
Crossing Over with Hope!
Hope gives us a continual reason for joy. In times of uncertainties, unknowns, unwanted changes, ever-changing circumstances; it can seem impossible for us to have peace and remain joyful. This impossibility disappears when we remember that our joy and our peace does not come from outward circumstances but from inward strength. This message is designed to encourage with hope, joy, peace and the faith to cross over in challenging times.
Pastor Satise Roddy
Pastor Satise Roddy is a wife, mom and grand mom. She is an Ordained Minister, Author, Speaker, Mentor and Police Chaplain. She has served on the Set Apart Committee for 10+ years. Satise serves as Lead Pastor at Oasis Church in Minnetonka. She is founder of Satise Roddy Ministries, a speaking ministry. She also founded Destined Women, a women’s fellowship.
She is passionate about preaching the word of God and desires to see others walk in the freedom God has provided.