It is with great joy we offer you a warm welcome to join us for a few days as we Reimagine Hospitality together.
In a matter of mere days, we will be embarking on our first-ever online Triennial Conference. While the pandemic has forced this on us, we are excited to welcome hundreds to this conference who might ordinarily be left home due to expense of travel and availability of the days necessary to be on site. Whether you’re a first timer or a life-long Triennial attender, we believe you will find the main sessions to be encouraging and engaging. We have constructed Breakouts designed to engage you personally with presenters and on topics that matter in your church and community. We are particularly excited about the nearly 30 Watch Parties organized in Canada and the US to provide you with a space to watch in groups if you desire.
Hospitality is learning to be a grateful guest, not just the host. It is giving to the most vulnerable, with no hope of reciprocity. It’s being a true friend to the lowly, never seeking to climb the social ladder. Contrary to an individualistic protection of our own personal privacy and space, and the loving of others based upon our own convenience and schedule, the tradition of hospitality was an expression of the words of Jesus, who taught us that to find our lives, we must lose them.
It’s all part of Triennial 2021, and it’s all free! Your next step is to register.
A well-known author, speaker, and pastor, Efrem Smith has long been an outspoken advocate for racial righteousness, urban ministry, and serving the marginalized in our communities – issues that lie at the heart of Christian hospitality. He is the former president and CEO of World Impact, a ministry that empowers urban leaders and partners with local churches to reach their cities for the Gospel. The founding pastor of a multiethnic church in Minneapolis, he is currently the co-lead campus pastor at Bayside Midtown in Sacramento, California. His most recent book is Killing Us Softly: Reborn in the Upside-Down Image of God, a reflection on the countercultural Kingdom of God in our midst and what it means to die to self.
Julie Canlis teaches at Whitworth University, a private Christian university in Spokane, Washington. She is the author of two books, Calvin’s Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension, which won a Templeton Prize and a Christianity Today Award of Merit, and her newest release, A Theology of the Ordinary, a brief theological meditation on ordinary life as the only place where faith can be lived. Canlis earned a doctorate from St. Andrews while she and her husband, Matt, ministered in the Church of Scotland for thirteen years. She currently resides in central Washington.
James Choung currently serves as the vice president of Strategy and Innovation at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. He has spent the past twenty years involved in college campus ministry of some kind. He has served on the pastoral staff of churches ranging in size from megachurch to house church and in locations as varied as Boston, Massachusetts; Seoul, South Korea; and the Los Angeles area. Choung is the author of four books, the most recent of which is Longing for Revival, written with Ryan Pfeiffer. As a dynamic and thoughtful speaker, Choung’s passion for evangelism and love for God’s Word come through when he teaches.
Dr. Harry Kelm is the newly appointed executive director of the NAB, where his roots run deep. He attended both the North American Baptist College (now Taylor Seminary) in Edmonton, Alberta, and Sioux Falls Seminary, where he earned a doctor of ministry degree. In addition to serving as a pastor in the NAB for thirty-seven years, he has served on the Governing Board in a number of roles. He was instrumental in the drafting of the present NAB constitution. Dr. Kelm currently resides in Edmonton with his wife, Cindy.
CAC Live will bring together insurance experts, key market representatives, and influential CFOs, General Counsels and Risk Managers from public companies across all industries to make sense of the rapidly evolving executive risk / financial lines insurance landscape. By attending the event, you will be able to:
Leverage insights from Insurance Experts and Industry Leaders
Take part in informative discussions during LIVE Conference Sessions
Connect with industry peers in our Networking Lounge
Engage 1-on-1 with market representatives in the Exhibition Hall
Tailor the agenda to meet your specific interests
With the unique platform of a virtual conference, CAC LIVE creates an opportunity for insurance buyers of all industries, underwriters, attorneys and financial and legal professionals to participate in an interactive and informative conference.
Check back regularly as further information is posted on breakout tracts, watch parties in your area, as well as our global worship gathering for Sunday morning and how you can get your church to take part.
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CAC Specialty would like to thank our event sponsors. We appreciate your continued support!
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