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Exploring the Muslim World

At the Engage Global Retreat, Devin Dickel spoke about Islam and the Somali community within Minneapolis. We also discussed various aspects of one Somali Muslim woman’s conversion to Christianity including exposure to God’s word and a loving Christian presence.

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The Re-integration of Faith and Work

On July 21, Paul Delahunt described the relationship between faith and work which is reconnected or re-integrated because of the redemption found in Jesus Christ. Paul Delahunt also explained the new gospel-centered aim of an occupation for believers: loving God and loving our neighbors.

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Mission Possible: Leveraging Our Lives for the Gospel

On June 30, Devin Smith spoke about using our lives to spread the gospel of Christ in whatever context we are in. Devin challenged us with thinking about whether our lives are constricted coloring books that we control or an open canvas, sharing the story of His glorious grace, wherever the Lord leads. 

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Exploring a Hindu World: Debrief

At the Engage Global Retreat, Rick Davis facilitated discussion regarding our thoughts from the tour of the Hindu temple. We also discussed barriers and bridges when sharing the gospel with people who practice Hinduism. 

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Engaging a Culture: Debrief

During the Engage Global Retreat, Rick Davis facilitated discussion from our cultural learner activity of interacting with two different “cultures." This discussion was an important reminder of humbly learning about a culture in order to share the gospel in a manner that overcomes cultural barriers.

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Live the Story

At the Engage Global Retreat, Rick Davis and Dan Farr equipped us with practical actions for sharing about the glory of God and His grace so that all nations may worship Him. These actions are five characteristics of a World Christian: praying, sending, welcoming, mobilizing and going.

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Engaging a Culture

During the Engage Global Retreat, Rick Davis discussed the reasoning for the learner’s posture for interacting with different cultures to create a bridge for the gospel. focusing on the passage of Acts 17:16-34. We also participated in an activity with two different "cultures" to learn the importance of a learner’s posture when sharing the gospel cross-culturally. 

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Honoring God Through Our Finances

On June 16, Nick Stromwall spoke about stewarding our finances to the glory of God with practical resources to move toward that aim. Nick Stromwall also reminded us that our money usage demonstrates whether we have an heavenward focus or temporary perspective. 

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Business Track

During the Kick-off Retreat, Alan Smith described a business-related ministry that equips men and women to be Christ’s ambassadors in their business field. Alan Smith emphasizes the opportunity to minister in the workplace where there are lost people who need to hear about Jesus.

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International Track and Mercy Track

During the Kickoff Retreat, Frank Hutton described the opportunity to serve international students through English Club events throughout the summer. Brenden Lebsack introduced a mercy ministry in a local neighborhood, the Phillips Kids Club, which mentors children by sharing the love of Christ. 

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Theme: Reveal

At the Kick-off Retreat, Peter Sontag described the theme, "Reveal" with the goal of learning more about how God has revealed different characteristics of Himself throughout the entire Bible. Peter Sontag also expressed how God has revealed His salvation fully through Jesus Christ.

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