Are the gospel and justice separate pursuits? Or are they integral to engaging our neighbors with a Biblical view of justice? Join us at this year’s pre-conference tract, Gospel Justice & The Legal System. This pre-conference provides a compelling, theologically grounded vision for a distinctively evangelical approach to advocacy within our legal system. You will receive strategies of action for evangelicals who are passionate about justice as well as practical tools for a prayerful, church-based, public witness ministry. A ministry that provides lasting changes and eternal hope in the neighborhood God has called you to live and work.
The pre-conference is led by authors and experienced practitioners:
- Bruce Strom, attorney, pastor and author of Gospel Justice: Providing Help and Hope for those Oppressed by Legal Injustice
- Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy, contributing author to Advocating for Justice: An Evangelical Vision for Transforming Systems and Structures
- Chris Purnell, Executive Director of Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, the largest Christian Legal Aid in America.
Join us for a four session deep dive into the Biblical roots of justice and practical application. Beginning with theological insight and practical application for systemic advocacy, we move toward practical ways to serve – not save – our vulnerable neighbors caught in unjust legal systems. A panel of legal experts will address common justice issues impacting your community including domestic violence, immigration, and ex-offender re-entry issues and how you can help. We conclude with practical application through a church or community based justice center ministry.
Lunch will be provided with an opportunity to interact with justice practitioners from across the country. Learn from one another and from experts who have spent decades serving the legal and spiritual needs of the poor and vulnerable. You will leave inspired and equipped to provide deeper gospel justice ministry in your community.
Then stick around for The Justice Conference. Click on the photo above to watch a highlight video from last year. Join thousands of justice lovers from around the world as we celebrate God’s justice. This year’s theme is appropriately, “Let justice roll”. See you in Chicago on June 3 & 4.