Church Leaders Forum

AAMP Church Leaders Forum

Join the Church Leaders Forum with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah and Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil

How can we connect God’s concern for justice and reconciliation to the ministry of discipleship and worship in our churches? How can we take the next step on this journey?

Seattle Pacific Seminary’s Asian American Ministry Program, in partnership with Seattle Pacific University's John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development, and the Office of University Ministries, will host a two-part Church Leaders Forum, “Pastoral Implications for Racial Reconciliation and the Church,” on February 9 and 23, 2016.

Each day of this two-part series begins with an SPU chapel service, followed by a luncheon and forum. The first gathering, featuring Dr. Soong-Chan Rah as the keynote speaker, takes place February 9. The second meeting occurs February 23 and features Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil as the primary speaker.

Church leaders are encouraged to attend in teams, as there will be opportunities for table discussions and a question-and-answer session.


11:10 a.m.

SPU Chapel Service

with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah (February 9) and Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil (February 23)

12:15 p.m.

Church Leaders Luncheon

1–3 p.m.

Church Leaders Forum

with Dr. Soong-Chan Rah (February 9) and Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil (February 23)

Dates: Tuesday, February 9, and Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Time: 11:10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Location: First Free Methodist Church (adjacent to SPU campus), 3200 Third Avenue West. Luncheon and forum held in the neighboring Fine Center.

Cost and Registration: Forum (Free) – Register by February 8; Optional lunch ($15) – Register by February 2

Books: Dr. Rah's book, Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times, and Dr. Salter McNeil's brand new book, Roadmap to Reconciliation: Moving Communities into Unity, Wholeness and Justice, will be available for purchase after each event for $10 each.  Cash only.


Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan RahDr. Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Seminary. Dr. Rah is also an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church; founding senior pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a nationally recognized speaker and author of several books, including his most recent publication, Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times (2015).

Rev. Dr. Brenda Salter McNeilDr. Brenda Salter McNeil is an author, speaker, and consultant, and has over 25 years of experience in the field of racial, ethnic, and gender reconciliation. At SPU, Dr. McNeil teaches undergraduate and seminary students to become more effective leaders in diverse, multiethnic churches, communities, and organizations. She has also lectured extensively at numerous Christian colleges and universities across the United States and Africa, and is an ordained clergy person in the Evangelical Covenant Church. Dr. McNeil is the author of several books, including her most recent publication, Roadmap to Reconciliation: Moving Communities Into Unity, Wholeness and Justice (2016).

Questions?  Contact Carina Fung, Program Coordinator for the AAMP, or call 206-281-2342.

Posted: Friday, December 18, 2015


Dr. Soong-Chan Rah to Adjunct at SPS

Seattle Pacific Seminary is pleased to announce that Dr. Soong-Chan Rah will be teaching the very first course of the new Master of Arts in Asian American Ministry degree: Asian American Identity and Theology.  Click here for more information.