During the annual Bible Conference, students were challenged to think about how multi-ethnic relationships and cultural conflicts impact ministries and their ability to reach others with the Gospel.
“The Bible Conference is an important component of a Grace University education,” said Dr. Gary Nebeker, Vice President of Christian Formation and Student Services. “We want our students to have a distinctly Christian worldview about the role of race and culture in ministry.”
Featured speakers at the event were Dr. Mark DeYmaz and Dr. Harry Li from Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. DeYmaz is the founding pastor of the Mosaic Church of Central Arkansas, multi-ethnic and economically diverse church where people from more than 30 nations serve and worship God together. Dr. Li is the Campus Pastor and a Teaching Pastor of The Mosaic Church of Little Rock, where he has been shepherding a very unique and diverse body of believers for more than 12 years.
Workshops and break-out sessions at the Bible Conference explored relevant topics such as how to transform the Christian community, if there a mandate to have a multi-ethnic church, and the power of the Gospel to overcome cultural barriers.
“We are training all of our students to be missionaries,” said Dr. Nebeker. “It is exciting to have seasoned servants come to campus and give our students insight into how God can use their skills for His glory.”
Grace University, located in Omaha, Neb., is a regionally accredited, private Christian university with more than 40 diverse areas of study for undergraduate, graduate and adult degree completion students including education, business, psychology, music, nursing and Christian ministries. The university’s mission is to develop servant leaders for the home, the church and the world through excellence in biblically integrated education