Engage theology, culture and vocation.

Talking Points is an ongoing conversation about theology, culture, and vocation. We host conferences, seminars and a blog to engage topics relevant for pastors, counselors and ministry leaders. We are committed to providing these opportunities for growth and development to equip leaders to serve in their unique contexts, all in service to the mission of our Lord and His Kingdom.

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2018-19 Talking Points Conference Series

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we believe the church is called to be a unique community and a unique voice in our world. The work of Christ and His Spirit empowers followers of Christ to embrace new identities in Him that supersede old identities.

Pastors and church leaders have a unique opportunity to lead Christians toward faithful engagement in the brokenness of our world. However, justice and unity must first happen inside the Church before we can speak credibly outside the church. Our 2018-19 Talking Points Conference Series is designed to equip pastors, church leaders and individual Christians to engage these pressing issues of justice and unity through a gospel lens:

  • Spring 2018 Conference (Focus: The Black/African-American Experience)—Click here to listen!
  • Fall 2018 Conference (Focus: The Hispanic/Latino(a) Experience, featuring Dr. Justo Gonzalez)—Tuesday, October 2, 2018
  • Spring 2019 Conference (Focus: Women in the Church)—March/April 2019

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New Release: Everyday Works Curriculum

In September 2017, we released a new video-based curriculum for groups and individuals called Everyday Works: Rethinking What You Do and Why It Matters for the Kingdom. This four-part curriculum explores the question: What is the role of everyday work in discipleship and mission for Christ, and how does a biblical vision of work impact our approach to poverty?

Watch the trailer below to get a quick glimpse of the Everyday Works study.

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