Keynote: Dr. Saul Ebema
“We were fed, spiritually and physically, and left with ideas and enthusiasm, and ready to take action.”
– Jeanine Wang, Stewardship Chair, Court Street UMC, 2018 Participant
GATHERING in Fellowship Hall downstairs
PARKING: streets and Cossitt Avenue School just north of church
Please DO NOT PARK in small library lot just east of church
METRA Station is a couple minutes walk north of church
Dr. Saul Ebema currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Lombard Bible Church, a member of the Christian & Missionary Alliance. After fleeing Sudan on a harrowing journey to South Africa, Saul attended the Baptist Convention College in Soweto and received his undergraduate degree. Saul came to the United States after receiving a presidential scholarship in 2005 to attend Northern Seminary. He graduated with both Masters of Divinity and Doctorate in Ministry degrees. Pastor Saul lives in Lombard with his family and loves to play soccer.
Generosity in churches flows from a culture of being in mission together and feeling part of something bigger than yourself, but often local church cultures are held back by distractions and a lack of hope. Come, be inspired by Dr. Saul Ebema to name the obstacles and overcome them so your church can move on to change and action!
In addition to Dr. Ebema’s keynote presentation, there will be two additional presenters in the TED talk style.
Setting Specific Tones of Generosity
|Setting the Tone through “Fun?”Raising for Youth Ministry
Hattie Koher, Director of Youth Ministry, First UMC of La Grange
|Setting the Tone through MBWA (“Ministry by Walking Around”) for Outreach
Rev. Robert Biekman, Maple Park UMC, Chicago
Each presentation (“testimony”) will be followed by significant time for Q&A, small group discussion, and a break.
Snacks for grazing and beverages to quench thirst will be provided. The summit ends at 12:30 (lunch not included).
Childcare available for pre-registrations.
$25 per person or $75 for a local church group of 3 or more (increased cost at the door).
Information from previous Stewardship Summits: