2009 Global Church Conference

How can it be that many Christians around the world suffer so greatly and have so little, yet live with such joy and demonstrate such great generosity? Meanwhile, many others have so much and yet struggle to know joy or abundant giving. In our attempt to find and define joy, we often miss the fundamental truth that it is precisely the One who carries our sorrows who also gives us joy. Come hear our brothers and sisters from the Majority World as they lead us into knowing joy in all circumstances, especially in a world filled with suffering. At a time when the world is in a place of great vulnerability, the 2009 Global Church Conference is an especially welcome gift.

Audio files for the 2009 Global Church Conference, as well as other conference resources, are available here. To listen to a recording streamed on the First Pres website, click "Listen". To download a recording, right-click "mp3" (click-and-hold for a single-button mouse) and choose the "Save As" option. You can also order a CD recording of any part of the conference; contact Patti Nicolson at (510) 848-6252 ext. 243 or pattin@fpcberkeley.org for more details.

Conference program
Ways to respond to the GCC


Plenary Sessions

Session 1
Fri 7 PM
Caesar Molebatsi
"Giver's Joy"
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Session 2
Fri 8:30 PM
Elizabeth Sendek
"Paradoxes of Tribulation and Joyful Life"
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Session 3
Sat 9 AM
Theodora Niringiye
"Generosity and Joy in Brokenness"
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Session 4
Sat 11 AM
Chamron Phal
"Transformed Through Tough Times"
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Session 5
Sat 1 PM
Zac Niringiye
"Meeting God in the Valley"
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Seminars

Seminar 1 Caesar Molebatsi
"Reaping the Joy of Giving"
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Seminar 2 Elizabeth Sendek
"Where Tears and Water Meet"
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Seminar 3
Theodora Niringiye
"Broken Jars"
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Seminar 4 Chamron Phal
"Shaped by Suffering"
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Seminar 5
Zac Niringiye
"Facing Adversity with Joy"
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Question & Answer Session

Sat 2:15 PM Q&A with Conference Speakers    Listen mp3

Sunday Worship Service

Sunday Worship Service
Speaker: Theodora Niringiye
"Generosity and Joy in Poverty"
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