MISSIONAL LEADERSHIP IN A TIME OF DISRUPTION 

DATE

Oct. 7-8, 2022

LOCATION 

Online via Zoom and in-person at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

OVERVIEW

The past two years have brought a seismic shift in many areas that touch each of us and our churches: a global pandemic that profoundly disrupted not just health systems and supply chains, but the stuff that binds us together in community: who we spend time with, how close we get to each other, how we protect each other’s health. The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020 caused a growing number of Americans to see our nation’s legacy of racial injustice for the first time; the rise of Christian Nationalism has laid bare what to many Americans was an increasingly dangerous conflation of faith and power.

What does it mean to engage in God’s mission of love, peace, and justice through the major disruptions of our day? How can we lead in mission in new ways amidst the disruption we’ve experienced in the past two years?

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

The Rev. Eugene Cho’s many passions involve leadership, justice, the whole gospel, and the pursuit of God’s Kingdom on earth. He travels throughout the world to encourage churches, non-profits, pastors, leaders, missionaries, and justice workers – whether this happens in churches, arenas, conferences, universities, or as a guest in underground churches or refugee camps.

Eugene is the president/CEO of Bread for the World and Bread Institute, a prominent non-partisan Christian advocacy organization urging both national and global decision makers to help end hunger in the United States and around the world. Bread has been engaged in this critical discipleship of advocacy for the hungry and vulnerable since its inception in 1974.

He is the founder and visionary of One Day’s Wages (ODW), a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. The vision of ODW is to create a collaborative movement that promotes awareness, invites simple giving (one day’s wages), and supports sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Since its launch in 2009, ODW has raised more than $8 million for projects to empower those living in extreme global poverty. He is also the founder and former senior pastor of Quest Church, an urban, multi-cultural, and multi-generational church in Seattle, Wash. After 18 years, Eugene stepped aside at Quest in 2018.

For his entrepreneurial work, Eugene was honored as one of 50 Everyday American Heroes and a recipient of the Frederick Douglass 200 – included in a list of 200 people around the world who best embody the spirit and work of Frederick Douglass, one of the most influential figures in history. Eugene was also the recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of two acclaimed books, Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics (2020) and Overrated: Are We More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World Than Actually Changing the World? (2014).

MATERIALS TO DOWNLOAD

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ACCOMMODATIONS

There will be housing on campus for those traveling from a long distance. If you're interested in overnight housing, call 412-362-5610 or e-mail .

DIRECTIONS

Directions to PTS and campus map 

There is free parking on campus behind Hicks Chapel. 

QUESTIONS?

Contact the WMI Office at  or 412-924-1364.

Missional Leadership in a Time of Disruption
Eugene Cho highlights the upcoming W. Don McClure Lecture and World Mission Initiative Conference: “Missional Leadership in a Time of Disruption”.

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