Global Church Conference 2010

We have the capacity to be connected almost instantaneously to one another across the globe through the Internet, cell phone, and global markets. At the same time, we find ourselves feeling more disconnected personally. There is a growing sense of isolation and loneliness. How is it that Christians in far more conflicted contexts than we, are able to extend lavish hospitality and welcome to their neighbor, the stranger, and even their enemy? The Christ, who has welcomed and extended himself for us, calls us to do the same for our communities and for our world. Come and hear Christian leaders from the Majority World who live in divisive contexts as they help us to understand, engage in, and respond to these realities as an expression of God's expansive embrace for all humanity.

Audio files for the 2010 Global Church Conference, as well as the conference program, may be found here. To listen to a recording streamed on the First Pres website, click "Listen". To download a recording, right-click "mp3" (click-and-hold for a single-button mouse) and choose the "Save As" option. You can also order a CD recording of any part of the conference; contact Patti Nicolson at (510) 848-6252 ext. 243 or for more details.

Conference program

Plenary Sessions

Session 1
Fri 7 PM
Hailu Cherenet Listen mp3
Session 2
Fri 8:30 PM
Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta
(Audio of Farsijana's session is available by CD only)
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Session 3
Sat 9 AM
Yohanna Katanacho Listen mp3
Session 4
Sat 11 AM
Kira Lopez Listen mp3


Seminar 1 Hailu Cherenet Listen mp3
Seminar 2 Farsijana Adeney-Risakotta
(Audio of Farsijana's seminar is available by CD only)
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Seminar 3
Yohanna Katanacho
"Christ Is the Owner of the Haaretz"
Click here to download the Powerpoint file for this seminar
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Seminar 4 Kira Lopez Listen mp3

Question & Answer Session

Sat 4:15 PM Q&A with Conference Speakers
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Sunday Worship Service

Sunday Worship Service
Speaker: Yohanna Katanacho
"Who Is My Neighbor?"
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