Gordon College is a Christian community that strives to love God with both heart and mind and as followers of Christ we recognize our calling and privilege to gather for corporate worship. We meet twice a week on Monday and Wednesday mornings to worship in song and prayer and hear various speakers, some of which are highlighted below. You can view our previous worship gatherings or join us live on Monday or Wednesday beginning at 10:25 a.m.
DEEP FAITH 2015
Dr. Ken Shigematsu
Ken Shigematsu is the Senior Pastor of Tenth Church in Vancouver, BC, one of the largest and most diverse city-center churches in Canada. He received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013, which is awarded to Canadians in recognition for their outstanding contributions to the country. His bestselling book God in My Everything (Zondervan 2013) is about how people can experience Christ, not only in their formal prayers but in their home life, studies, work, and play through the ancient practice of a rule of life.
Monday, February 23
Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life of transformation. He also consults on issues of multi-ethnicity, leadership, and community development for churches, educational institutions, and other organizations.
Efrem has held positions with church and Para church organizations as well as community foundations. He has also served as Founding Pastor of The Sanctuary Covenant Church and President of The Sanctuary Community Development Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Efrem served as the Superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Currently, he serves as the President and CEO of World Impact, an urban missions organization committed to the empowerment of the urban poor through the facilitation of church planting movements and leadership development. Efrem is also an Itinerant Speaker with Kingdom Building Ministries. He is the author of the books, “Raising-up Young Heroes”, “The Hip Hop Church”, “Jump”, and “The Post-Black and Post-White Church.”
Efrem is a graduate of Saint John’s University and Luther Theological Seminary. Currently, he is a doctoral student in Church Leadership at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.
Efrem is married to Donecia and has two daughters; Jaeda and Mireya. They reside in the Bay Area of Northern California.
Wednesday, May 6
Noel has worked in full-time ministry in Latino, urban communities since 1982. After serving on the Board of the Christian Community Development Association for many years, he established the CCDA Institute, which equips emerging church leaders in the philosophy of Christian Community Development, and he currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of CCDA. Noel was appointed to serve on President Obama's Council for Faith and Neighborhood Partnerships, and is a highly sought after speaker, motivator, and mentor to young leaders throughout the USA. Noel has a deep passion to serve and invest in the lives of leaders committed to serving the poor.