2018 Annual Meeting Topic: “Evangelism in a Polarized Culture”

Keynote Speaker: R. York Moore

Time and Place: June 14-15, 2018 at St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN (just prior to the American Society of Missiology meeting in the same location.)

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R. York Moore serves as National Evangelist for InterVarsity USA.  He is the author of Growing Your Faith by Giving it Away! and Making All Things New: God’s Dream for Global Justice. Through his ‘Price of Life’ campaigns throughout the country, R. York Moore has helped to change the landscape of the American understanding of social justice, particularly modern-day slavery. Through the ‘Price of Life’ campaigns, York has been able to help change and create laws, corporate policies, resources and a national dialogue around our common commitment to the exploited and oppressed.  R. York Moore came to faith in Christ as an Atheist while studying philosophy at the University of Michigan.  As a ‘recovering Atheist,’ R. York Moore seeks to help those furthest from Jesus understand and respond to the gospel.  R. York Moore has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan and an MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary.  R. York Moore serves on various boards and in national coalitions in forwarding the cause of justice and evangelism.  He is a noted conference speaker, strategist, innovator and lover of beauty and art.  He lives in Detroit, MI with his wife and three kids.  For more information about R. York Moore, visit and follow him on social media channels @yorkmoore.

Breakout Tracks and Presenters

Best Practices for Teaching Evangelism, facilitated by Beth Seversen

Scott Hovater, “Assessing the Efficacy of Spiritual Formation within Online Higher Education Courses: A Review of the Literature”

William Payne, “An Organic Model of Personal Evangelism”

Doug Vavrosky, “The Best Practices for Theological Education in Evangelism”

Contextualized Evangelism, facilitated by George Hunsberger

Trey Clark, “The Christian Imagination and Evangelization in the New World: Early Dominican Friars in La Española”

Andy, “Polarization, Stereotypes, and Receptivity to the Gospel”

Jayakumar Ramachandran, “A Critical Appraisal of the Frontiers of Evangelism in South Asian Countries for Effective and Innovative Efforts”

Reaching New Generations, facilitated by Christopher James

Jay Moon, “Evangelism and Millennials in the 21st Century”

Mike Richardson, “Contextualizing Evangelism, A Winsome Approach: Exploring Values and Beliefs Underlying Effective Evangelism with Postmodern America”

Bryan Stone, “Finding Faith Today”

Schedule for Conference

  • Thursday 14 June

3:00 – 4:30 p.m.     Executive Team Meeting

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.     Dinner

7:00 – 7:30 p.m.     Welcome and Introductions

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.     Keynote Speaker: R. York Moore

  • Friday 15 June

7:00 – 9:00 a.m.     Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.     Plenary Devotions

9:30 – 12 noon      Breakout Sessions

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 p.m.     Keynote Speaker: R. York Moore

3:00 – 3:30 p.m.     Business Meeting, Adjournment