Christianity has increasingly been relegated to the margins of society – but maybe that’s a good thing! History testifies that the more people try to destroy Christianity, the more it grows. Pastor Matt Chandler says we are entering an exciting time because we are back at the place there Christ’s church can thrive! Don’t miss this conversation and the big dose of encouragement Matt brings – to live with compassion and conviction and confidently reach out to a world that needs the love of Jesus in us!
Matt Chandler is lead teaching pastor at The Village Church in Dallas. Under his leadership, the church has grown to five campuses. Chandler is currently involved in church planting efforts both locally and internationally. He is president of Acts 29, a church-planting organization, and speaks at conferences around the world. Chandler has written several books, including The Explicit Gospel, Recovering Redemption, The Mingling of Souls and Take Heart. He and his wife, Lauren, have three children.
Chris Brooks is the Teaching Pastor of Woodside Bible Church, a multisite congregation across the metro-Detroit area. Chris served for 20 years as the Senior Pastor of Evangel Ministries, a thriving 1600-member church in the heart of Detroit. He also served as the campus dean of Moody Theological Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan. A popular Detroit radio host since 2005, Chris is author of Kingdom Dreaming and Urban Apologetics. He graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Finance, completed his MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University, and graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is currently pursuing a DMin degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Yodit, are the proud parents of Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.