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June 22-24

For Such a Time as This: Faithful Witness in a Chaotic Culture

In the confluence of COVID, BLM and an increasingly hostile political atmosphere, it may be tempting to throw our hands up in defeat. How will we ever "go back to normal" after a pandemic? How can we hope to heal racial divides and political tensions in our country and churches?

This is not the first time that the church has been asked to bear faithful witness to the gospel in the midst of apparent chaos. We may be intimidated, but we must set aside any self-preserving inclinations and step into the fray to bring God's justice, reconciliation and peace to our world. These difficult circumstances point us back to the fundamentals – to the essential Christian faith, to a life of true discipleship and disciple making, and to our identity as God's set-apart people. Our hope this year is to encourage leaders to get going, to find hope and opportunity in God's work in the world, and to seek where God is calling you right now.

As Mordecai said to Esther, "If you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father's house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"

The church was made for such a time as this.


Please note: We are not offering our children's program or on-campus housing this year. We hope to bring these features back in 2022 and look forward to hosting you and your family when we are able!

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Conference Format

Summit 2021 will take place in a hybrid format, inviting attendees both online and in person for Bible teaching, worship, preaching, fellowship, and afternoon seminars and panel discussions. Access to streaming content will be available via Zoom, and all sessions will be available to revisit after the conference has ended. In-person attendees will gather on Whitworth University's campus in the Seeley G. Mudd Chapel with coffee hour and lunch included (all necessary social distancing protocols will be adhered to for the safety of our attendees and staff).

Each session will help us consider how to remain faithful to God and continue in his good works in the aftermath of the pandemic and amid an increasingly hostile political atmosphere. We hope to encourage pastors and ministry leaders to be innovative and courageous in their ministry and discipleship.


Featured Speakers

Fr. Esau McCaulley, Ph.D.

Theologian, writer and assistant professor of New Testament at Wheaton College.

Inés Velásquez-McBryde

Chaplain at Fuller Theological Seminary and co-lead pastor of The Church We Hope For

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The Whitworth Ministry Summit (formerly WIM) has been equipping ministry leaders and building disciples for over 45 years. At Summit you'll find dynamic preaching, vibrant worship, life-changing fellowship and more. But don't just take our word for it.