1st baptist arialPlease see links below for detailed information about the schedule, parking and maps.







Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 // 8:30 am – 4 pm

8:30-8:50  Registration

9:00 – 10:50 Worship & Keynote Plenary Session

  • Worship led by Heart of the City band with Dan Adler
  • Cultural Snapshots of Minnesota
  • Keynote: The Gospel, the Church & Immigration – Rev. Leith Anderson, president of National Association of Evangelicals
  • Response: Vision for Reaching “Samerica” – Rev. Alejandro Mandes, director of Hispanic Ministries, EFCA

BREAK – refreshments & networking with exhibitors

11:30 Workshop I

Preaching & Practice on Immigration
Practical Steps to Crossing Cultural Divides in Minnesota
Panel: Liberian Christianity in Minnesota
The New Changing City
Ministering Together: Congregational partnership models
Our Somali Neighbors
Church-based Immigration Legal Ministry – Part I
Ethiopian Immigrants & Churches in Minnesota

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Workshop II

Perspectives from an Immigrant-led Multicultural Church
An Exercise in Cultural Competency and Exclusion
Panel: Hispanic Christianity in Minnesota
Immigration Basics
A Mile Walk with Immigrants
Befriending World-Changers at Your Univeristy
Church-based Immigration Legal Ministry – Part II
Church-based Citizenship Training Classes

2:30 Workshop III

New Life With Refugees: One church’s story
Understanding Hot Cultures in a Cold Climate
Panel: Hmong Christianity in Minnesota
Lo Basico de las leyes de Inmigracion
Pastoral Leadership in a Multi-National Congregation
Understanding, Befriending and Sharing Jesus with Nepali-speaking Refugees
Immigration Reform Explained
ESL Outreach & Ministry Models

3:30 – 4:00 Closing Session: Alejandro Mandes, Executive Director of Immigrant Hope



First Baptist Church, Minneapolis, 
1021 Hennepin Ave  Minneapolis, MN 55403 (MAP)


Parking is free in the lot in front of the church, volunteers will be on site to direct you.

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Free Parking

Free parking will be provided to conference participants in 2 locations next to the church.

  1. 11th & Harmon Ramp (municipal lot across street from church) – A conference volunteer will provide you a free parking voucher as you ENTER the ramp.
  2. 1001 Hennepin Ave (surface lot next to church) – A parking lot attendant will direct you to free parking. No voucher or payment required.