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Christianity Today Hosting Church Leader Summit in April 2017

Contact: Cory Whitehead, Christianity Today, 630-260-6200 ext 4220

CAROL STREAM, Ill., Oct. 13, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Christianity Today will host its first-ever Church Leader Summit on April 4, 2017, in Dallas, Texas, as a part of Christian Leadership Alliance's Outcomes Conference. The summit, on the theme of Leading With Hope in a Post-Christian Culture, will equip pastors and church leaders to model a new, hopeful, non-defensive way to lead in the face of marginalization and opposition.

The Church Leader Summit will be hosted by CT executive editor Andy Crouch. "It's a crazy, complicated time to be a Christian leader," Crouch wrote to prospective summit participants. "Civility in our public life seems to be collapsing, and at the same time racial and ethnic bias seem to be increasing, and the understanding of family and sexuality is shifting. The debate over how to respond even among Christians can be polarizing, often inflamed by the sense that our influence is dwindling. But I see tremendous reasons for hope. There are countless leaders whose ministries are thriving in this 'post-Christian' cultural environment."

Crouch and CT editors Katelyn Beaty and Richard Clark will be joined by Bishop Claude Alexander, Ed Stetzer, Deb Hirsch, Tish Harrison Warren, and others who are leading in the face of marginalization and modeling Beautiful Orthodoxy—CT's ministry cause of communicating biblical conviction with love.

Attendees can expect an intensive, strategic, and conversation-rich day with key takeaways for their church, including:

  • Making "the margins" places of cultural influence.
     
  • Finding models of Christian social engagement that are proactive rather than defensive, and unifying rather than polarizing.
     
  • Being equipped to lead with hope in human sexuality and ethics, religious liberty, and race and reconciliation.

The Church Leader Summit is the first segment of the Church Leader Experience at CLA's 2017 Outcomes Conference, April 4 - 6. After the summit, leaders will then gain from two days of practical church leader workshops and powerful general sessions as part of the Outcomes Conference.

More information can be found online and early-bird discounts are available through October 31: www.outcomesconference.org/2017-church-leader-summit

Christianity Today is a nonprofit, global media ministry centered on Beautiful Orthodoxy—strengthening the church by richly communicating the breadth of the true, good, and beautiful gospel. Reaching over four million people monthly with various digital and print resources, the ministry equips Christians to renew their minds, serve the church, and create culture to the glory of God.

Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) represents world-changing leaders from Christian nonprofit ministries, churches, businesses and educational institutions. CLA's mission is to equip and unite Christian leaders to transform the world for Christ. To learn more, visit www.ChristianLeadershipAlliance.org. To learn more about the Outcomes Conference visit www.OutcomesConference.org.