By Bill MacLeod, Executive Director
In his book ”Unlikely – Setting Aside Our Differences to Live out the Gospel” author Kevin Palau makes this statement:
“I think it’s easy to forget how impactful the gospel can be – how far it can
penetrate – when we look beyond our differences with one another and form
genuine friendships with people who do not hold our values or faith. Friendships
that allow people to see Jesus in us, broken as we are. Friendships that help
people hear of the one who can rescue any of us. Who would have thought
that Portland would emerge as an epicenter of faith and cultural engagement?”
Kevin has been President and CEO of the Luis Palau Association for many years. Under his leadership, LPA has united tens of thousands of churches in hundreds of cities to love and serve their communities and clearly share the Good News of Jesus. Kevin has also helped develop a global network of hundreds of partner evangelists. He helps lead TogetherPDX, a sustainable, united movement of churches in Portland, Oregon.
He did not initially intend to serve in his Dad’s ministry, and in fact, during his time as a student at Wheaton College, he was part of a missionary prayer group interceding for the Nations, even as God was creating in him a thirst for reaching the unreached with the gospel.
Kevin Palau’s contribution to the “It’s time” theme for Mission ConneXion Northwest is especially pertinent as we see the challenges faced by the city of Portland since his book came out in 2015. He lives out the urgency of our theme daily in the way he leads LPA to how he interacts with city leaders and ministry leaders in his personal and public life. You will not want to miss his plenary session, his workshop session, or the Effective Evangelism workshop track that represents his and LPA’s passion.
More than ever, we are faced with how we navigate the world today. Every area around us has been adapting or struggling to survive. Leaders in ministries are looking back and hoping to see impact, while others just stay the course. Individuals are looking at their skills and giftings and longing for a greater impact for the Lord’s work. Have you been inspired by the Holy Spirit to do more in this hurting world? Or could this be God’s way of waking us up to new possibilities?
This year’s Leadership ConneXion will welcome Andrew Scott, OM President/CEO as he comes and shares how to navigate through disruptions and helping to see if God could be preparing your next steps in His purpose.
For more information and to register go HERE.
Andrew Scott’s book, Scatter, will be given to those who attend Leadership ConneXion.