Dr. Bryan McCabe & Carlos Rodriguez
Hear from Dr. Bryan McCabe and Carlos A Rodriguez as they give us some practical ways to live out our extraordinary calling to love.
Learn about Biblical hospitality, how to serve as a family, and how to put your love into action as we explore how to practice Biblical hospitality and serve children and families in crisis through Safe Families for Children.
Mentoring is more than just mentoring when you’re a disciple of Jesus Christ. One life fully surrendered to Jesus Christ can make an impact and change the world. Hear from this panel of mentors and mentees from Urban Impact.
Join Javi Diaz from World Vision and learn how the church is engaging around the world by expanding their definition of neighbor. Learn about practical ministry opportunities for churches to engage locally and serve globally.
This session explores the modern day drug culture and its impact on youth including the progression from alcohol to heroin. In addition it will explain the risk factors that can potentially lead to drug experimentation and addiction. Parents/caregivers are given ways to be equipped and understand what they can do to safeguard their children.
Watch Pastor Eugene Cho’s
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.