Silencing of the Church

The Silencing Of The Church

How Should Christians Respond To An Increasingly Hostile Society


Questions to be Answered:

> Can We Do Anything?
> Should We Care?
> What Should We Do?
> What Does The Bible Teach?

Event Description

Christians are often between a rock and a hard place when…
… our governments contribute to evil
… ethics break down
… injustices proliferate

So what are the options for Christians?

  • Silence?
  • Political Activism?

Christian leaders have seen the perils of each of these choices.  Silence can make the church irrelevant to the issues of the day — or worse it can lead to policies that regulate or even persecute Christians.  Political activism, on the other hand, can be divisive — and then there is the risk of poorly considered activism that fails to advocate correctly.

If these are the only options, the church is between a rock and a hard place.  However, there is a third option — an option seldom considered or discussed.  It is this third option that IPS President, Mike Winther, introduced to Christian leaders on June 7th at Heart + Soul Coffee in downtown Modesto.


Presented By:  IPS President, Mike Winther

When:  Thursday, June 7th from 7:00-8:30pm

Where:  Heart + Soul Coffee | 930 11th Street, Modesto, CA 95354

Host Committee:

  • Steve Walker, Senior Pastor, Central Valley Presbyterian Church
  • Rev. Michael Douglass, President & CEO, Advancing Vibrant Communities
  • Mark Vasche, Executive Director, Pinnacle Forum of Modesto
  • Bob and Cindy Marks, Business Owners, Rogers Jewelry Co.
  • John Britton, Board President, City Ministry Network
  • Cheryl Van Horn, Director, Vine House Ministries
  • Chuck Bryant, National Director of Forum Development, Pinnacle Forum America
  • Dr. Robert Chin, Cornerstone Family Practice Medical Group
  • Lonnie Skiles, Pastor of Small Groups, Big Valley Grace Community Church
  • Marvin and Gail Dole, Business Owners, Vintage Rentals
  • Tim Olney, Board Vice President, Institute for Principle Studies
  • Pat Chavez, Business Owner, Quality Communications
  • Scott Miller, Pastor of Recovery & Counseling, Big Valley Grace Community Church

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