Connecting, Inspiring & Equipping God's People for Gospel Justice
Restore is an annual conference focused on connecting, inspiring and equipping God's people for Gospel Justice. To that end, the conference brings together thought leaders from academia, law, social organizations, and the church. Engage with the opportunities, challenges, best practices and innovation taking place in the area of justice.
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & PANELISTS
Dr. Michael O. Emerson
Professor of Sociology and Author, Divided by Faith
US Director of Church Mobilization for World Relief
Rev. Alvin C. Bibbs, Sr.
President and CEO, Justice Journey Alliance
CEO and Author, Gospel Justice
R. Gracie Travis Murphree
President of Heart of Christ, and Author of Journey to Justice
Executive Director, Surge Network
Dr. Alejandro (Alex) Mandes
Founder and President, Immigrant Hope Executive Director, All People Ministry EFCA
Rev. K. Edward Copeland, J.D.
Senior Pastor, New Zion Baptist Church
Day 1: Friday, April 23
|Friday, April 23|
|7:00 p.m.||Welcome and Justice Champion Greeting|
|7:15 p.m.||Opening Session - Rev. K. Edward Copeland Justice is Biblical, not Political|
|7:30 p.m.||Panel Discussion on Biblical Justice and Race: Rev. K. Edward Copeland, Michael O. Emerson, Dennae Pierre, Rev. Alvin C. Bibbs, Sr., Bruce Strom|
|8:15 p.m.||Breakout Discussions on Biblical Justice and Race|
|8:45 p.m.||Wrap Up and Dismissal|
Day 2: Saturday, April 24
|Saturday, April 24|
|9:00 a.m.||Devotional and Prayer|
|9:30 a.m.||Keynote - Matthew Soerens Welcoming the Stranger: Biblical Justice and Immigration|
|9:45 a.m.||Panel Discussion on Biblical Justice and Immigration: Matthew Soerens, Dr. Alejandro Mandes, R. Gracie Travis Murphree, Bruce Strom|
|10:30 a.m.||Breakout Rooms|
|11:15 a.m.||Lunch Break|
|11:30 a.m.||Justice Champion Stories|
|11:45 a.m.||Breakout Rooms: Affinity Groups|
|12:30 p.m.||Wrap Up and Song|
This track is designed for those exploring how to seek biblical justice in practical ways. You don't have to be an expert to do justice. Everyone can do something. Explore what that might look like for you.
This track is designed for legal professionals. Led by legal experts with specialized knowledge, these sessions are designed to help Christian attorneys consider the intersection of their Christian faith with current justice issues in America. CLEs are available.
This track is designed for church leaders and laypeople. Led by church leaders involved in seeking justice in their communities, it explores race and immigration issues at a community/macro level. It is designed to educate and inspire Christians to take the next step towards gospel justice in their neighborhood.
THE TRACK GUIDELINES ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.
YOU MAY ATTEND ANY BREAKOUT SESSION YOU FIND INTERESTING.
Fri 8:15 - 8:45pm
Building Bridges Across Racial Lines
Are you concerned about race relations in our nation? Do you wish you could make a difference? The good news is that you can! Come explore how to bring people together across racial lines to build relationships and to encourage community-based and solution-driven initiatives.
Legal Issues Impacting Communities of Color (CLE)
Learn how you can partner with communities of color in seeking justice with your law degree in a way that honors God and his image bearers.
Biblical Justice, Race and the Church
Learn how you can seek racial justice through your church and avoid the common pitfalls of politics and bias.
Sat 10:30 - 11:15am
Moving Beyond the Rhetoric on Immigration
Put a human face on the immigration issue by hearing stories of immigrants' experiences in and out of the system. Gain historical understanding and unpack myths and misconceptions about immigration. Learn how to have conversations that move beyond the rhetoric on immigration.
Legal Issues Impacting Immigrants (CLE)
Learn how you can help immigrants without hurting them in the legal system. Practical tips for navigating the complex legal issues surrounding immigration.
Welcoming the Stranger: How Your Church Can Get Involved in Serving Immigrants
Learn how to provide your church with tools for welcoming the foreigner in your community. Learn practical ways your church can serve refugees and immigrants.
Sat 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
Journey to Justice
Learn how you can seek justice for the vulnerable in your community by taking an interactive virtual tour of the AJ mission, model, and vision.
Justice Champion Toolbox
Gain the tools you need to make your Gospel Justice Center teams more effective in seeking justice and transformation for your vulnerable neighbors. Hear what is working well and collaborate to find solutions for the challenges you are facing. Find community among other justice-minded Christians.
Legal Resources for Legal Aid Ministry (CLE)
Gain practical tools to simplify your legal aid ministry. Connect with other legal professionals providing help to vulnerable clients.
Helping Without Hurting
Calling all Justice Center volunteers! Learn how to be more effective in seeking transformation for your vulnerable clients, finding joy in your service, and developing community on your team.
Leading the Gospel Justice Movement at your Church
How do you engage your whole church in seeking justice for the vulnerable in your community? Hear from seasoned church leaders about how to sidestep political divides and equip your church to serve the vulnerable and provide care to the hurting.
DON'T MISS RESTORE 2021
Virtual Zoom Conference