Justice & Spirituality Conference 2018

Join us for Rainier Avenue Church's second Justice & Spirituality Conference, March 10-11. We will focus on the necessary role of Perseverance in the hard work of Justice. Featuring teaching from Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Dr. David Leong, members of the United Black Christian Clergy, and a special viewing of the film "Armor of Light," which takes a hard look at evangelical attitudes towards gun violence. Worship will be led by The International Praise Band, with a special performance by the Portland based hip hop group, the Iccsters.

Saturday, 3/10

9:00AM Registration/Check-in

10:00AM – 12:30PM: Morning Session (Childcare available)

Worship: International Praise Band

Interviews/Sharing Perseverance Stories: United Black Christian Clergy

Keynote Speaker: Dr. David Leong

12:30PM Lunch provided (Fellowship Hall)

1:30 – 3:00PM: Afternoon Workshops

3:30 – 5:30PM: Film screening of “Armor of Light documentary

Special guest – Rev. Rob Schenck

5:30PM Dinner on your own (Local dinner recommendations provided)

7:00 – 9:00PM: Evening Session (Childcare available)

Worship: International Praise Band

Presentation & Interview: The Iccsters

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Brenda Salter McNeil, Seattle Pacific University

9:00 – 10:00PM: Networking at Night (Location: RAC Fellowship Hall)


Sunday, 3/11

Rainier Avenue Church 9:00AM & 10:30AM Worship Services

Worship – International Praise Band

Special Guest Preacher – Dr. Brenda Salter-McNeil



Register Here

“Perseverance” (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.