Christ gave us the Great Commission... to tell our friends, neighbors and others about God's offer of grace and salvation. Sometimes that's a little intimidating when we try to go it alone. Ed Stetzer talks with Sammy Wanyonyi of Shine in the World Ministries on how to demonstrate God's love in creative ways to lead people in churches here at home and all over the world... to a relationship with Christ. Also, joining Ed is Laurel Bunker, a Campus Pastor at Bethel University. They'll discuss the issues in our world impacting young people today and how to disciple them in Christ.
Dr. Sammy Wanyonyi is a world evangelist. He is the Founder, President and Lead Communicator of Shine in the World Ministries based in Minneapolis, MN. Sammy speaks the language of today’s generation as he proclaims God’s truth rooted in the Bible. His message is biblical, fresh and practical making sense to his diverse audiences that have included students, governors, scholars, presidents of nations and of corporations, as well as masses of everyday people. From small informal gatherings to large stadiums, Sammy brings the message of peace, love, and reconciliation with God, others, the self, and the environment through Jesus Christ.
Laurel Bunker grew up as an African-American Catholic girl in a low-income neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. Even then, a sense of mission was core to how Laurel saw herself and her place in this world. Professionally, she's served in many roles, from advocating for low-income single moms with the Jeremiah Program to running Black Achievers with the YMCA. Today, she serves as the first female and first African-American campus pastor at Bethel University, a Christian private school in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is a professor and dean at Wheaton College where he also serves as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates; and he has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine, and regularly writes for news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. He serves at his local church, Highpoint Church, as a teaching pastor. Ed and his wife Donna have been married for more than 35 years and are the parents of three daughters.
Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and a hurting world. Join Ed Stetzer in an engaging discussion of todays cultural trends.