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.
Articles of Interest
29th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Raises $30,000 for Students
Published: November 13, 2020
Engage Conference 2020 POSTPONED (due to COVID-19 concerns)
Published: January 26, 2020
Ohio Christian Welcomes David Uhl
Published: January 3, 2020
Festival of Carols Shares Message of Christ
Published: December 10, 2019
Band and Vocal Students Among the 'Stars and the Moon'
Published: November 8, 2019
Archived Articles of Interest
Youth Leadership Conference Focuses on Engaging Youth Culture
Published: January 11, 2019
OCU Celebrates Christmas with Tree Lighting, Fireworks, and Fun
Published: December 6, 2018
27th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Extends Fine Tradition
Published: October 7, 2018
Church Service Day 2018 – Goodwill Trumps Rain!
Published: September 26, 2018
A Future with a History
Published: September 17, 2018