San Bernardino - Riverside Area Sunday School Association (BRASS) will host the Inland Empires 44th Annual Christian Training Convention program One Lord - One Faith Power to Transform Lives (Romans 4:20,21) on Friday, February 7 from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 8, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The guest speakers will be Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer on Friday and Lee Strobel on Saturday. There will be 100 How To workshops, forty displays, music, and church awards. The convention will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, 28355 E. Baseline, Highland.
Bishop Ulmer, who pastors Faithful Central Bible Church at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, is one of the most prolific and sought-after speakers of this contemporary age. Since his arrival more than 19 years ago, the congregation has grown from 300 to more than 10,000. In June 1986, he received the Doctor of Psychology Degree and in May 1999, he received his Doctor of Ministry Degree.
He has also studied at Oxford University and served as an instructor at Grace Theological Seminary, Fuller Seminary, Biola and at the Kings College and Seminary in Los Angeles. He is the author of two books, A New Thing and Specially Fit to Run the Race. A world traveler, he was installed, on March 17, 2000 as the presiding Bishop over churches in countries of Zimbabwe, Nambia, Angola, Republic of the Congo, South Africa and the United States.
Former atheist, Lee Strobel has been a teaching pastor at two of Americas largest churches -- Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois, where he was on the staff from 1987 to 2000 and Saddleback Valley Community Church in Orange County, from 2000 to 2002 as a teaching pastor, speaking to the 15,000 people who attend there. Since 2002 he has been a regular guest speaker at both of these churches, and is a board member of the 7,000 Willow Creek Association.
He was educated at the University of Missouri, earning a Journalism degree, and Yale Law School where he earned his professional degree. He was a professional journalist for 14 years, serving as legal affairs editor of the Chicago Tribune. In 1981, after a two year investigation, Lee received Christ as his forgiver and leader.
He has written a number of books including The Case for Christ, which has sold more than a million copies since 1988 and has been translated into 8 languages. The Case for Faith, Gods Outrageous Claims, Inside the Mind of Unchurched Harry and Mary and Surviving a Spiritual Mismatch in Marriage.
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