2017 Videos

Watch Pastor Eugene Cho’s
Keynote Address
from Imagine 2017

Pastor Eugene Cho, Quest Church

Learn what it means to live out the whole gospel.

Friday Night Stories

Panel Moderator, Pastor Saleem Ghubril

     Hear from completely average people, who obeyed God on a journey to live out their extraordinary calling to love right here in the Pittsburgh region.

Call to Action

Shannon Libengood, Mission Director, North Way

     Don’t be overwhelmed by the massive number of needs around us and choose instead to ask God, “Who is my one?”  Hear Gabby’s story, which is a culmination of many “one next steps” for Gabby on her journey of living out an extraordinary calling to love.

General Session:
Living Out an Extraordinary
Calling to Love

Panel Leader: Christi Rooke, Cityview Church

     Stories from a group of panelists about stepping out in obedience to God’s call to love, how they overcame their fears, and the blessings they have discovered through their journey.

Human Trafficking
and
Foster Care Youth

Dave Case, MSW University of Pittsburgh

Children and Youth who are active in the Child Welfare system are particularly vulnerable to exploitation. The Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, (CSEC), is growing in the United States and is present, active and seemingly thriving, right here in Western PA. This breakout is intended to open the eyes of those who may not be aware of the presence of CSEC in our communities as well as educate and move to action those involved and actively working to protect children in “the system”.

Finding Hope:
Parenting Children with Trauma

Shivonne Costa, MSW, Mommyhood SFS

Raising children with trauma issues can be traumatic for the adults involved in these kids’ lives. This session will provide hope and encouragement, as well as build an understanding of how trauma affects the brain, behaviors, and attachments. Once we allow ourselves to accept that we did not cause these issues and we are not responsible for “fixing” children, we can then stop taking on guilt and blame, choosing to live freely in Christ and by His daily grace.

Navigating Diversity
with Love:
Understanding Cultural Differences

Dave Groetzinger, In the Steps of Boaz

We live in an ever-changing world in which globalization has become the norm, and our encounters with people from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds have become an everyday occurrence. Gain a basic understanding about the underlying cultural framework that shapes every aspect of a person’s life and grow in your competency for building bridges with your neighbors both near and far!

Caring for Children
of Promise: Amachi

Pam Surano, Amachi Pittsburgh

The session will shed light on the issues impacting children who have incarcerated parents and discuss the multiple ways that people of faith can assist the currently incarcerated, the returning citizens, their families, and the communities to which they return.