How connected do you feel to other Christians in your life? People inside and outside the Church are longing for meaningful relationships. We all need a sense of belonging and fewer people find this in their own families. The church has an amazing opportunity to step into this gap and make people feel at home! Let’s talk about what it means to be the family of God and how it can impact our world for Christ!
Lee Eclov has served in pastoral ministry for over forty years. He is currently Senior Pastor of Village Church of Lincolnshire in the Chicago area, where he has served since 1998. He is the author of Pastoral Graces: Reflections on the Care of Souls, and teaches pastoral counseling at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is a regular contributor to CT Pastors and PreachingToday.com.
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 6 children, Christopher, Zewditu, Cameron, Judah, Sophia, and Christyana.