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"'Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.'"

- ISAIAH 1:17

JUNE 8, 2017 @ JUDSON UNIVERSITY | ELGIN, IL

Watch the recap of our first annual

RESTORE 117

Build on your passion to serve the needs of the poor in your community

As fears and legal pressures mount on those in need, bring home practical tools to serve them

  • family safety plans for fearful immigrants;
  • guidance for addressing the legal needs of formerly incarcerated neighbors;
  • family safety and service plans in domestic violence and family struggles;
  • small group materials with action steps for gospel justice;
  • curriculum for engaging millennials in God’s heart of justice;
  • grant opportunities for starting or growing community legal ministry;
  • And much more.

Our passion-filled speakers are in the trenches of delivering radical impact in their communities. They'll equip and inspire you to do the same.

Noel Castellanos helps us Seek Justice where the cross meets the street as we move into our community. Matt Soerens guides us to Seek Refuge through a deeper understanding of the refugee and immigration crisis. Bruce Strom inspires us to Seek Restoration as we live the gospel through justice and compassion. And Mass Anthem brings us before the throne of justice in powerful worship. Don’t miss Restore 117!

BREAKOUT SESSION  TRACKS

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EXPLORE

This track is designed for those who are early in their study and understanding of legal justice issues. Sessions are designed to deliver practical resources and introduce simple ways to get involved in legal ministry.


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GROWTH

This track is designed for those actively engaged in legal ministry - and looking to grow their impact. While specific to legal ministry, some of the best practice guidance is applicable to any other service ministry.

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COMMUNITY

This track explores justice issues at a community/macro level. It is designed to provide a helpful primer to those looking to understand and target specific community groups as part of a ministry. 

THE TRACK GUIDELINES ARE FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. YOU MAY ATTEND ANY TRACK YOU FIND INTERESTING.

Break Out Session 1
10:15 am -
11:15 am

Explore Track

Living the Gospel Through Compassion and Justice
Speaker:
Bruce Strom, Author and CEO of Gospel Justice Initiative

Come deepen your understanding of the interplay between the gospel and justice and join Bruce Strom as he leads you through session one of a five session curriculum written by him.  Take a quiz, experience video, engage in dialogue and learn how to take action.  Each participant will receive a free copy of this small group curriculum.

Growth Track
Community Track

Break Out Session 2
1:30 pm - 2:30
 pm

Explore Track

ENGAGING STUDENT MILLENNIALS THROUGH A JUSTICE FOR ALL PROGRAM
Speaker:
Rachel Peter, Attorney & Joseph Strom, student

If you work with or wish to engage millennials, then join Rachel and Joseph. They helped create the Justice for All curriculum. Receive a free copy of this curriculum and join them as they do an actual session on immigration. The session includes icebreakers, video, quiz, instruction, dialogue and action steps.

Growth Track
Community Track

Break Out Session 3
2:45 pm - 3:45
 pm

Explore Track

LEGAL MINISTRY IN ACTION
Speaker:
Bruce Strom & Administer Justice Volunteers

Bruce Strom and Administer Justice Volunteers walk you through a mock gospel justice center clinic. Interact with experienced volunteers, learn key roles and process. Special launch grants available for attendees. (1 hour CLE available for attorneys.)

Growth Track
Community Track

MEET OUR SPEAKERS


Noel Castellanos


Bruce Strom


Matt Soerens


Rejean A. Morgan


Chris Purnell


Marty Page


Eric Nelson


Rachel Peter


Brian Dunkel


Judith Miller


Kimberly Fay


Joseph Strom


Carissa Pearlman


Sha'na Harris

WORSHIP LED BY

Mass Anthem consists of four members: Chad Sowards, Tyler Sowards, Jon Moment, and Joel Hitchcock, who are all passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through music. The group came together in the Fall of 2012 at Judson University. Their debut album, Alive, was produced by Ben Calhoun the lead singer of Citizen Way.

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