God’s Justice in Action – the 2019 National Gathering
In our journey toward a transformed world reflecting God’s justice and peace, there are far too many who face a constant, tangible, very real threat: everyday violence. At this 2019 National Gathering, during the session “God’s Justice in Action: Defending the World’s Most Vulnerable” we session will examine this hidden plague that is destroying lives and undermining the fight against poverty in the developing world.
Rev. Jon Good will lead this session as together we’ll explore how God’s heart for justice is woven throughout Scripture, serving as compelling motivation for the Church of Jesus Christ to confront head-on the most pervasive and intractable cases of injustice. An overview of the work of International Justice Mission will be provided, and opportunities will be given for church leaders to explore how they might engage in IJM’s work through prayer, advocacy, and congregational partnership.
Jon Good serves as one of International Justice Mission’s Church Mobilization Directors, and helps to equip churches by sharing the Biblical call to justice, introducing churches to IJM’s ministry, and mobilizing churches to engage in local and global justice ministries.
An ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Jon received his BA in Sociology from The Colorado College and his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Prior to joining IJM, Jon pastored two churches (in Madison, Wisconsin and suburban Minneapolis) for a total of fifteen years, and helped launch a partnership with IJM during one of his pastorates. Jon’s parish ministry was followed by service on staff with World Vision-US and Habitat for Humanity International. Jon has extensive experience in ecumenical and interfaith relations, in leading global short-term service teams, and in preaching and teaching. Based in Minneapolis, Jon is married to Peggy, a hospice chaplain, and is proud father to two young adult daughters. In his spare time he enjoys athletics and volunteers as a fire chaplain in his hometown.
Join us at the 2019 National Gathering at the First Presbyterian Church in Tulsa, OK. February 19-21, 2019.