The Banquet Network

Seminar Details

Jesus and the Margins: how disability intersects with race and poverty

A Banquet Network seminar

February 23rd, 2019


Why does the banquet parable of Luke 14 include "the poor" with "the crippled, the lame, and the blind"? Why are certain racial groups disproportionately affected by disability? How can the church follow Christ to these margins? On February 23rd church leaders and members in Prince George's county will gather together to consider these and other key questions surrounding the intersection of disability, race, and poverty.

Rivers of Life AME Church will be hosting this Banquet Network seminar. Presenters include: Rev. Ray Raysor, pastor of St. Didymus Interdenominational Church and disability advocate; Tom Stolle, CFO of the Baptist Convention of Maryland Delaware and father of a child with severe autism; Michael Crawford, Lead Pastor of Freedom Church Baltimore and Director of Missions for the Baptist Convention of Maryland Delaware; and Amberle Brown, Co-Founder of The Banquet Network.

We pray that you will join us for a time to consider the margins of disability, race, and poverty. This seminar is for both the interested and the experienced. Whether or not you have specific personal or ministry experience with any of these three sectors we hope that you will attend.

*Breakfast will be served prior to the event.

*If you need any accommodations or have dietary restrictions, please email thebanquetnetwork@gmail.com*

Any further questions can be directed to thebanquetnetwork@gmail.com


presenters

Rev. Ray Raysor -  Pastor St. Didymus Interdenominational Church, Disability Advocate

Rev. Ray Raysor - Pastor St. Didymus Interdenominational Church, Disability Advocate

Amberle Brown -  Co-Founder of The Banquet Network

Amberle Brown - Co-Founder of The Banquet Network

Michael Crawford -  Lead Pastor Freedom Church Baltimore, State Director of Missions for the BCMD

Michael Crawford - Lead Pastor Freedom Church Baltimore, State Director of Missions for the BCMD

Tom Stolle -  COO and CFO for the BCMD, Father of a child with special needs

Tom Stolle - COO and CFO for the BCMD, Father of a child with special needs


Schedule

9:00 -10:00 Breakfast and registration

10:00-10:15 Welcome by Rev. Ray Raysor

10:15-10:35 Michael Crawford on a Theology of Marginalization

10:35-11:05 Tom Stolle on Disability, Race, and Poverty

11:05 -11:30 Small group discussion

11:30-12:00 Rev. Ray Raysor

12:30-12:45 Amberle Brown on The Banquet Network (chapel)

12:45 - 1:00 Prayer and closing by Amberle Brown


Location

Rivers of Life AME Church / 9200 Edmonston Rd., Greenbelt, MD 20770

 

*Any additional questions can be directed to thebanquetnetwork@gmail.com


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