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Engage Conference 2019

Engage: Evangelism at the Intersection of Faith & Culture" was a one-day conference held on the campus of Ohio Christian University where over 550 ministry leaders were encouraged, equipped, and empowered as pastors and individuals while engaged in all areas of life and ministry.

Today, faith and culture are at a crossroads, fundamentally disagreeing with each other. The current shift in American culture requires us to consider what it means to live and evangelize in a broken world. If we, as Christians, take the necessary steps and engage those within the intersection provided to us, we can influence the culture around us.

Nationally known speaker George Barna headlined the event. He founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 (now The Barna Group) and helped it become a leading marketing research firm focused on the intersection of faith and culture before selling it in 2009. Other speakers included Rev. Ken Murphy and Pastor Dwight Mason. Both lead large congregations that are effectively reaching their communities for Christ by equipping their members to serve their communities with lives that reflect the Gospel.

Regarding the intersection of faith and culture, President Jon Kulaga had this to say, “God’s view of service encompasses everything we do, wherever we are. The Gospel is to be lived out and spoken about in EVERY corner of the country – no matter what we do, and no matter who is the object of our service. Because – we are ultimately serving the Lord.”

Those who attended the conference heard this message consistently throughout the day and left prepared to engage their corner of the world and to deliberately make decisions to positively impact the culture around them.

About OCU

Ohio Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally and spiritually. OCU offers degree programs for residential undergraduate students, graduate students, and adult and online students. Every program is designed to equip students to become leaders in their careers, communities, families, and the world.