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
Sat 10:30 - 11:15am
Sat 11:15 am - 12:30 pm
DON'T MISS RESTORE 2021
Virtual Zoom Conference