How do you approach your study of God’s Word? Do you just open the Bible and start reading? Bible professor and author Dr. Brian Russell offers a method for reading Scripture through the lens of mission! Learn the practical tools needed to become an inspiring, and confident reader of the Bible aligned with God’s plan for His world!
Dr. Brian D. Russell is the Associate VP of Asbury Seminary’s Florida Dunnam Campus. He is a professor of Biblical Studies and Dean of the School of Urban Ministries. Brian is a consultant and popular speaker on the missional interpretation of Scripture and creating an apostolic ethos in communities of faith. He has written five volumes of Adult Bible Studies and received his Ph. D in Bible from Union Presbyterian Seminary.
Chris Brooks is the Senior 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 the 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 5 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, and Sophia.