Registration is open for the 2018 Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series (AVDS) conference Feb. 23 to 25 at Hesston College. With the theme “Before the Unthinkable Happens: Confronting our Role in Injustice,” the conference will explore how participants can become effective change agents in their churches and communities as they stand against “the troubles of this world.”

Dr. Drew G.I. Hart, a theology professor, author and activist with 10 years of pastoral experience, and Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) faculty, known for their innovative approach to civic engagement through four leadership competencies, will serve as keynote resources. Then, in small Change Agent groups participants will develop meaningful responses and strategies for change. Change Agent groups will examine the KLC competencies and listen to the words of Jesus led by Wichita area pastors Kevass Harding and Lois Harder, Hesston Bible professor Michele Hershberger, and Dr. Hart.

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