Okuwobi is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology studying race and religion at The Ohio State University. Oneya and her husband Oladele are founding elders of 21st Century, a church plant in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is co-author of Multiethnic Conversations: An Eight-Week Journey toward Unity in Your Church.
Malone University will be a host site for the streaming of the SheLeads Summit 2018 by the Missio Alliance on November 10. This year's summit, ChurchTogether, features plenary speakers Oneya Fenwell Okuwobi, Mark Labberton, and Jo Saxton and panelists Tara Beth Leach, Brad Strawn, Ines Velasquez-McBryde, Bobby Harrison, and Michelle and Bryan Kim.
The onsite location is in Pasadena, California, but will be streaming across the country, including at Malone University in Johnson Center 106 on Saturday, November 10 from 12 noon-6 p.m. (EST)
Hosts will be Professor of Biblical Studies Sue Nicholson, Ph.D., and Professor of History Jacci Stuckey, Ph.D. Ticket prices vary, but may be purchased online at www.churchtogethersummit.org. Early bird pricing ends October 8.
From the ChurchTogether website
The world has an old, painful story about men and women. This year the #metoo moment brought to light some of the most disturbing parts of the story and the #churchtoo moment forced us to confront how much the brokenness of the world has entered the Church. This broken story is deeply painful on a personal and communal level. It's easy to believe we'll never overcome the brokenness. But this is not how God sees our story. It's time to name and lament how the world's story has limited the Church's imagination. And it's also time to tell a better story. God is weaving a restoration project in us as individuals and as a body. It will give us a better story to tell the world. On November 10 we're gathering folks who both know the brokenness and have better stories to tell. Won't you join us to hear their stories and share your own?
In the tradition of testimony, presenters will share stories of conversion, how they once saw in the world's ways and how their eyes were opened to see the hopeful vision God has for his sons and daughters. They'll share both what is broken and what is Good News as they bear witness to what they have seen and heard. As these sisters and brothers share their stories of partnership in the work of the Gospel, together we'll see in richer detail the truth of God's Good Story of reconciliation.
Labberton is president of Fuller Seminary and brings to his leadership deep awareness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - and a passion for the vital role that Fuller Seminary plays in the enactment of that Gospel. For Labberton, this urgency is informed by a sense of the critical and unique contribution Fuller is called to make to the global church at this moment in time.
In addition to publishing articles in such periodicals as Christianity Today and Radix, Labberton has authored the books The Dangerous Act of Loving Your Neighbor: Seeing Others Through the Eyes of Jesus, and The Dangerous Act of Worship: Living God's Call to Justice. Yet the work he considers most significant-and that speaks directly to his vision for the future work of Fuller Seminary-is his newest book, called: The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today. In it he addresses, profoundly and directly, what it means in a broken and hurting world to practice our shared Christian vocation of following Jesus.
Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, leadership coach, church planter and visionary who empowers women, challenges societal stereotypes, and helps people discover who they truly are, by seeing themselves the way God sees them.
Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, Saxton brings a multi-cultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served on staff in multiple churches in the United Kingdom and the United States. Saxton chairs the board for 3DM, a non-profit organization that equips churches in discipleship and mission, on the advisory board for Today's Christian Woman, and co-hosts the popular podcast Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership in Life with Steph O'Brien.
Saxton is the author of three well-received books; More than Enchanting: Breaking Through Barriers to Influence Your World, and High Heels and Holiness: The Smart Girl's Guide to Living Life Well. More than Enchanting discusses the central role of women in the church and society and High Heels and Holiness is a discipleship guide for young adult women. Her new book is The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For -which aims to help readers confront their past, break through stifling perceptions, and live authentically.