Suffering and Conflict in the Lives of Redemptive Change Agents

October 19-21, 2017 (St Paul, MN)


Special Note: There will be a free public session at 7 pm on Friday night, October 20, at which Bob Osburn will speak on his “Five Part Cultural Transformation Model for Redemptive Change Agents.”

Criteria for Admission

This is an invitation-only program designed to convene Wilberforce Academy Fellows and other program participants from around the world for the purpose of enhancing their capacities as redemptive change agents.  We will do this by:

  1. Offering nine supplemental training session that will augment their existing body of knowledge as redemptive change agents
  2.  Helping them to identify each other as peer resources as redemptive change agents.
  3. Providing some free or low cost resources (books, CDs, etc.)


Knox International Center
1536 W. Minnehaha Ave, St Paul
(One block south of the Hamline University campus. See map.)

Program Schedule

Thursday, October 19, 2017
8:30 am            Breakfast
9:00 am            Seminar   
9:45 am            Seminar
12:00 pm          Lunch
1:30 pm            Workshop
3:00 pm            Workshop
3:45 pm            Workshop
5:30 pm            Dinner with host family

Friday, October 20, 2017
8:30 am            Breakfast
9:00 am            Seminar
12:00 pm          Lunch
1:30 pm            Workshop
3:00 pm            Workshop
3:45 pm            Workshop
5:30 pm            Dinner

Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:30 am            Breakfast
9:00 am            Workshop
9:45 am            Commisioning
12:00 pm          Lunch

Topics to be Addressed at the Summit

  • Cross-cultural conflict and resolution
  • Political conflict at the state and local level
  • Personal temptation (including corruption)
  • Marriage and family conflict
  • Conflict resolution and peacemaking
  • Spiritual warfare and spiritual disciplines
  • Public speaking and presentation skills, especially with hostile audiences
  • Cultural transformation model
  • Team-building