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Rethinking Church

Fuller scholars investigate the role of the church in the world today, reflecting on how leaders and communities can collectively contribute to the transformative work of God in their local contexts.

“The church is meant to be a reflection of the richness of God’s love and creativity and imagination.”

Mark Labberton
Mark Labberton

Holistic Formation

Mark Labberton explores how the church can walk alongside and into people’s lives for the purpose of holistic formation on a personal and societal level.

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Alexia Salvatierra

Transformative Community

Alexia Salvatierra draws from her experiences with the Base Christian Community Movement in the Philippines and El Salvador to examine five key characteristics of transformative community and how these can be applied to the church today.

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Kara Powell

Catalytic Ministry, Part One

Kara Powell talks about how the church can better meet the needs of young people today by offering Christ-centered answers to questions concerning identity, belonging, and purpose.

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David Wang

Catalytic Ministry, Part Two

David Wang shares findings from his empirical longitudinal research on spiritual formation to highlight three observable indicators of spiritual maturity in adults—differentiation of self, intercultural competence, and religious quest.

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Soong-Chan Rah

Biblical Justice and Biblical Evangelism

Soong-Chan Rah examines how the intersection of evangelism and justice creates a counternarrative to the systemic forces of individualism, triumphalism, and consumerism.

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David Emmanuel Goatley

Christ-Centered Faith

David Emmanuel Goatley reflects on what it means for Christ to be at the center of our lives, the church, and the world.

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The President’s Forum was hosted by Fuller President Emeritus Mark Labberton and President David Emmanuel Goatley as the culmination of a year-long project to engage contemporary issues facing the church; the conference was convened by Scott Cormode, Hugh De Pree Professor of Leadership Development, under a grant from the Lilly Endowment.