|PASTORS OF OAKLAND PRESENTS…
"The Priority and Practice of Discipleship"
If you have interest in the challenges that our urban churches are facing, please join the Pastors of Oakland and two senior Fuller Seminary faculty members to speak on the Priority and Practice of Discipleship in Oakland. This will be a very interesting day of sharing, exploring and learning!
July 28, 20119:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Shiloh Church, 3295 School St, Oakland, CA 94602
$25/person (includes syllabus, lunch and refreshments)
*See below for RSVP information*
Who should attend?
Senior Pastors, their Associate Ministers, and Christian Leaders
|Dr. William Pannell
Fuller Theological Seminary Senior Professor of Preaching and
Special Assistant to the President
He came to Fuller in 1974 as Professor of Evangelism. Before joining the faculty he was the first African-American to serve on Fuller's Board of
Trustees. Later he served as Dean of the Chapel and also as Director of African-American Studies Program. He is the author of A Cry For
Reconciliation, Evangelism from the Bottom Up, and My Friend, The Enemy. Dr. Pannell's expertise is in Preaching in Contemporary
America, Race Relations, The Black Church, and Evangelism.
|Dr. Mark Lau Branson
Associate Professor of the Ministry of the Laity
He teaches courses in congregational leadership and community engagement. Branson was ordained at San Francisco Christian Center, and
African-American Pentecostal church, and has served on the pastoral teams in United Methodist and Presbyterian churches. He has worked with several
agencies active in education, community development, and community organizing, and continues to serve as a consultant and speaker. His most recent
book is Memories, Hopes, and Conversations: Appreciative Inquiry and Congregational Change (2004), published by the Alban Institute. Branson is
the president of the Institute for Urban Initiatives and vice-chair of One Community, a Pasadena-based grassroots think tank. He is on the board of
the Ekklesia Project and a consultant with the Roxburgh Missional Network. Mark and his family are active at First Presbyterian Church in Altadena,