With less than a year to go before Triennial 2021 in St. Paul, Minnesota, we are excited to announce that one of the key speakers for our time together will be Efrem Smith, a well-known author, speaker, and pastor who has long been an outspoken advocate for racial righteousness, urban ministry, and serving the marginalized in our communities.
Efrem Smith is the former president and CEO of World Impact, a ministry that empowers urban leaders and partners with local churches to reach their cities for the Gospel. The founding pastor of a multiethnic church in Minneapolis, he is currently the co-lead campus pastor at Bayside Midtown in Sacramento, California. His most recent book is Killing Us Softly: Reborn in the Upside-Down Image of God, a reflection on the countercultural Kingdom of God in our midst and what it means to die to self.
Given the St. Paul–Minneapolis area’s prominence in recent months as the flashpoint sparking protests, difficult conversations, and reforms relating to racial injustice in our world, we are confident his time with us will be provoking, challenging, and encouraging, particularly in . Start today in making your plans to attend Triennial 2021.
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