BYO (Theology) (Truth) (Story) Talk
Oct 7, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Organizer: Kristin Riegel

One of the greatest challenges facing the modern church is engaging a generation that cares less about tradition and institution than any previous generation. Based upon the changing needs of this demographic, is the church doomed to fail or destined to change? Join Charlene as she shares her own story and experiences working with Millennials and adapting to the rapidly changing tide of ministry.

Part of:

Reclaiming Evangelism: Sharing the Good News in a World of Fake News
A Special Weekend with Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell
October 6-7, 2018

In a time where church and state have never been more divided, “evangelism” has become a dangerous word dominated by the right and neglected by the left. Yet sharing the good news is part of our DNA as Christians, so how do we talk about our faith in a meaningful and authentic way? In a world of fake news, what good news do we, as Christians have to offer? Join us as we explore the changing face of evangelism and its role in the future of the church.

Rev. Dr. Charlene Han Powell
Executive Pastor, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, NYC

Dr. Han Powell is passionate about helping people understand and articulate their faith in our diverse, multicultural, multifaith world. She is a second-generation Korean American, honored daughter of immigrants Wha Lim Han and Dr. Hye Kyung Kim, devoted sister of Christine and Luis Perez, Cheryl Han and Sebastien Gagnon, beloved wife of Jordan Powell, and adoring mother of Amelie and Noa Han Powell. She holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of California-San Diego, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from New York Theological Seminary. She is on the Leadership Board of NEXT Church, and served as a theologian-in-residence for the Institute for Youth Ministry, as a preacher for Princeton’s Alumni conference, and as a preacher at Montreat’s annual youth conferences. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @TheRevHanPowell.