Arise City Summit 2016: The Kingdom And The Gospel

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On June 2-4, 2016, Pastor Darryl Williamson, Lead Pastor of Living Faith Bible Fellowship in Tampa, Fl., and Living Faith Bible Fellowship hosted the Arise City Summit. Pastor Darryl led Living Faith (formerly a predominately African-American church) to be a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-generational church rooted in a big God theology, a love for the bible, a love for theology, a commitment to mission, and genuine love for one another. Under Pastor Darryl’s leadership, the congregation has experienced steady theological, spiritual, and numerical growth.

The 2016 Arise City Summit was in its third year. It focuses on taking the Gospel to urban communities, addressing urban realities, with the goal of forming and mobilizing churches and missionaries to urban centers and cities. Each plenary speaker unfolded the Bible’s teaching on justice, reconciliation, discipleship, the kingdom of God, and many other topics within the urban context.

Pastor Darryl invited speakers from diverse ethnic and theological backgrounds who are committed to both church and academics. The pre-conference started with Dr. Carl Ellis, Pastor for Cultural Apologetics, Pastor Darryl Williamson, Lead Pastor of Living Faith Bible Fellowship, Dr. Jarvis J. Williams, Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation –Southern Seminary, Karen Ellis, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Oxford and Ambassador for Christian Response, Dr. Amos Yong, Professor of Theology and Missions at Fuller Seminary, Lisa Rodriguez, Christian Community Development Association, Dr. Sandra Richter, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, Keas Keasler, Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Amsterdam and Teaching Pastor of Rhythm Church in Miami, Fl., and Kevin “KB” Burgess, Reach Records Artist and Entrepreneur.

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