Watch your life and doctrine closely.  Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers. – 1 Timothy 4:16 (NIV)

God always expects his people to show their faith in him by embracing his word, exhibiting his holiness, and expressing his love. Though there is little debate in the evangelical church about what a Christian must believe, there is a profound divide around how a Christian should live publicly in our culture and how Christian love for others is displayed. For many, the conversation around justice, fairness, refugees, race, etc. are diversions from the church’s gospel mission and are divisive to the body of Christ. Biblically, is that God’s view? Is there a divide in God’s mind between private and public holiness, personal and systemic virtue? Can we reach our culture with the gospel without displaying righteousness on these issues?

The Arise City Summit 2018, Life and Doctrine: The Right Gospel, will explore the essential relationship in the gospel between right thinking (orthodoxy), right living (orthopraxy) and right loving (orthopathos). The summit will work out these themes in relationship to the church’s public witness and community life. The summit’s agenda is organized in two interrelated formats:

A conference-like format of plenary and panel sessions consisting of leading academic, missionary and pastoral voices in the church today

A summit-like format consisting of invited leaders and invited registered guests that will formulate a statement on evangelistic, missional and theological priorities for the church in our culture, especially as it relates to the urban context


Dates: June 21 – 23, 2018

Schedule Summary:


Thursday, 1 – 4pm, Summit Session

Thursday, 7 – 10pm, Conference Plenary Session

Friday, 9 – 12pm, Conference Plenary Sessions

Friday, 1:30 – 430pm, Conference Panel Session

Friday, 7 – 10pm, Conference Plenary Session

Saturday, 9 – 12pm, Summit Session

Registration Coming Soon

Travel Details


USF Galleria
3802 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612

Time & Date

June 21 – 23, 2018