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Pastor's Conference

  • Intersection
Thursday, May 4, 2023
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Ambrose University

Join us on May 4 for the annual Ambrose Pastors Conference featuring Dr. Elizabeth (Lisa) Sung and Rev. Daniel Im. This year's theme is Intersection: The Mission of God in an Intercultural World.

Registration is open!


8:15 a.m. Registration open (Location: lower atrium)

9:00 a.m. Opening worship

9:15 a.m. Keynote: Dr. Lisa Sung - God's Intentions for Humanity in Biblical-Theological Perspective: Why Cultivating Multiethnic Ministry Matters.

10:30 a.m. Coffee

10:45 a.m. Keynote: Rev. Daniel Im - Reaching Your Multi-Ethnic Community.

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. Workshops:

Workshop 1: Dr. Lisa Sung – Cultivating Multiethnic Ministry: Exploring Next Steps.

Workshop 2: Lauren Umbach - An Introduction to Cultural Fluency

Workshop 3: Alvin and Liz Big Crow; Dr. Jen Singh; Rev. Mark Buchanan - Beyond Land Acknowledgement: Signposts of Truth and Reconciliation for the Local Church (Panel Discussion)

2:00 p.m. Keynote: Rev. Daniel Im - Preaching to a Multi-Ethnic Congregation

3:15 p.m. Summary Reflections and Sending

Keynote Speakers: 

Dr. Elizabeth (Lisa) Sung, Ph.D., is a systematic theologian and a spiritual director. She is Visiting Associate Professor in Theology at Regent College (Vancouver, Canada); Visiting Professor at Northeastern Seminary (Rochester, NY); Visiting Researcher at The University of Saint Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, IL); and Theologian-in-Residence at The InterVarsity Institute. In both academic and ministry contexts, she teaches theology to foster the lived reality of personal integrity and flourishing in Christ as the catalyst for missional living, in a framework that explicitly reconnects systematic theology to spiritual formation, moral transformation, and world service. Currently, she is writing two books: Race, Racism, and Christian Moral Identity; and the theological anthropology volume for the “Foundations of Evangelical Theology” series. She also speaks on these topics at churches, conferences, and professional development workshops.

Rev. Daniel Im is Lead Pastor of Beulah Alliance Church in Edmonton, Alberta. He is the author of You Are What You Do: And Six Other Lies about Work, Life, and Love, and No Silver Bullets: Five Small Shifts that will Transform Your Ministry and Planting Missional Churches: Your Guide to Starting Churches that Multiply (2nd Ed). Daniel is a graduation of Fuller Theological Seminary and has served and pastored in church plants and multisite churches ranging from 100 people to 50,000 people in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal, Korea, Edmonton, and Nashville. After pioneering and leading the church multiplication initiative for LifeWay in Nashville, TN, Daniel and his family moved back to Canada in 2019 to lead Beulah Alliance Church. Rev. Im’s passion is to create alignment and momentum within teams and churches by implementing strategies and systems to move the church towards multiplication. He is also a Strengths Performance Coach (Strengths Advisor) and has led over 600 people through the StrengthsFinder assessment in multiple countries.