Convergence

- a strategic organization of The ACTS Group -

The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society

Jesus came preaching the gospel of the kingdom. Good News. Great News! News that is still needed today in this time of alarmingly bad news everywhere people turn! We have seen shifts in the authority of diverse world views to influence our culture. Each of these, whether postmodern, LGBTQ, alt right, Black Lives Matter, Muslim, new feminist - and many others - have their own platforms and news channels that “get the word out” about their views and positions and action points. Nationwide, 68% of Americans believe that society benefits from having a diversity of opinions and viewpoints (Barna research, 2015). In other words, pluralism is our reality and 2/3rds of Americans see that as a good thing! So, how does the gospel of the kingdom speak into this diverse culture in which we find ourselves? Convergence “Live” on Friday, March 24 will address a dozen topics on this subject of “the gospel in a pluralistic society”. The good news is still great news if it is shared. It is time to refresh and activate this reality.

Jeff Kreiser - A Gospel Affirmation

Who is Jeff Kreiser?

Jeff Kreiser is a cofounder of the ACTS Group, which is dedicated to activating united gospel initiatives in communities and cities. Jeff has worked in several contexts of urban ministry, started a new church, taught as an adjunct faculty member at William Jessup University since 2005. Jeff has his Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his Master of Arts in Education/ Counseling & Guidance from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Cal Poly in Speech Communication and Rhetoric, where he also minored in Psychology.

Jeff lives in Folsom, California with his wife, Heather, and their three sons, and an awesome black lab named Maggie.

Convergence "Live" - The Gospel in a Pluralistic Society

Friday, March 24th, 8:30am-4:30pm

9470 Micron Avenue

Sacramento, CA

Convergence “Live” is happening on Friday, March 24 in Sacramento, CA. Topics addressed in expert 9 minute topics will include “Good News for Millennials”, “The Hindu Next Door”, “Jesus at School”, “Cubicle Conversations,” “Talking with My ‘No Religion’ Neighbor”, and “Miracles Can Really Help”.


You will have an opportunity to process these talks with other leaders at round tables on how to engage the diversity of people in ways that lead to spiritual conversations and change. There will be a morning session from 8:30am-Noon and afternoon session from 1pm-4:30pm. You can register for the morning or afternoon session or for the Full Day, including lunch.


Register HERE!

Real Life Example: Fresno, California

Dr. Nzash walks the streets of the Tower District interacting with the hard bitten people on the street with hope and a word of blessing. One of the pastors in this district calls it a “city within a city” where the homeless congregate and a methadone clinic and Planned Parenthood clinic stand side by side with run down apartments and store front churches. From his home country of Congo, Dr. Nzash brings the knowledge, hope and experience that it is the gospel of the kingdom, the reality of Jesus that will bring life to the people of this district. Through his relationship with Pastor Ricardo, he has called the pastors who minister on the streets here to a monthly meeting together to pray and coordinate their gospel work together. In April, they will host a “tent” meeting in a park under a freeway overpass. The gospel is the light in the darkness in the Tower District of Fresno, CA.

Convergence Team Meeting - March 6th

Convergence Team is meeting March 6th and we have room for a few more. Are you interested in helping Convergence build and connect gospel centered leaders? We are seeking individuals to help with curation, advocacy and event planning. If you are interested, please let us know by emailing us at info@actsonline.net.