Redemptive Unity Seminar Series

Spring 2021 Redemptive Unity Seminar

Friday, March 5 | Saturday, March 6

Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince and his team from the Institute of Cross Cultural Mission will be our guest speakers.

This will be a virtual, Zoom event. Please be sure to have Zoom downloaded onto your device prior to the start of the seminar.



  • Speaker Bios
     

    Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince serves as a pastor at Grace DC Presbyterian Church and Executive Director of the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission (www.gracedc.institute). Dr. Ince is a graduate of City College of NY (B.E.E.E, 1995), Reformed Theological Seminary (M.A.R., 2006), and Covenant Theological Seminary (D.Min., 2016). After an 11 year career as a systems engineer and project engineering manager with Motorola, he began pastoral ministry in 2006 at Mount Zion Covenant Church (PCA) in Bowie, MD. In January 2007 Mount Zion merged with New Town Church in Columbia to plant City of Hope Presbyterian Church, where he served as Senior Pastor from 2007-2017. He and his wife, Kim, have been married 28 years, and have four children. In addition to his passion for his family and for ministry, he is passionate about coffee and CrossFit.

    He is the author of the book The Beautiful Community: Unity Diversity and the Church at Its Best (2020). He has contributed to the books Heal Us Emmanuel: A Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church, Hear Us Emmanuel: Another Call for Racial Reconciliation, Representation, and Unity in the Church, and All Are Welcome: Toward a Multi-Everything Church.


    Melissa Littlepage is the Chief of Staff and an Intercultural Consultant for the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission. Since joining the team in January 2019, Melissa has worked to bring cohesion and efficiency to the daily workings of the ICCM, while also teaching and training groups in intercultural competence. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Composition from Belmont University, a Master of Music degree in Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory. She now resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband Joel (a Grace DC pastor) and their three sons, Oscar, Thelonius, and Wynton.


    Anna Rozzo serves as Instructional Manager for the Grace DC Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission. She began working with ICCM in April of 2018 and has developed the cohort curriculum, teaching philosophy, and instructional materials. Anna has lived in France, Spain, Morocco, and Indonesia in addition to the U.S. At the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she studied Romance Languages and Linguistics and received her Masters in Teaching degree from the School for International Training. Anna is currently a doctoral student in education at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. She lives in Northwest Washington, DC with her husband David.

  • Dr. Ince's Book "The Beautiful Community: Unity Diversity and the Church at Its Best"
     

    The church is at its best when it pursues the biblical value of unity in diversity.

    Our world has been torn asunder by racial, ethnic, and ideological differences. It is seen in our politics, felt in our families, and ingrained in our theology. Sadly, the church has often reinforced these ethnic and racial divides. To cast off the ugliness of disunity and heal our fractured humanity, we must cultivate spiritual practices that help us pursue beautiful community.

    In The Beautiful Community, pastor and theologian Irwyn Ince boldly unpacks the reasons for our divisions while gently guiding us toward our true hope for wholeness and reconciliation. God reveals himself to us in his trinitarian life as the perfection of beauty, and essential to this beauty is his work as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The gospel imperative to pursue the beautiful community—unity in diversity across lines of difference—is rooted in reflecting the beautiful community of our triune God. This book calls us into and provides tools for that pursuit.

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  • Schedule
     
    • Fri, Mar 5 | 7:00 PM

      Rev. Dr. Irwyn Ince - Destined For Beauty

      Pastor and theologian Irwyn Ince will boldly unpack the reasons for our divisions while gently guiding us toward our true hope for wholeness and reconciliation. God reveals Himself to us in His trinitarian life as the perfection of beauty, and essential to this beauty is His work as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The gospel imperative to pursue the beautiful community—unity in diversity across lines of difference—is rooted in reflecting the beautiful community of our triune God.

    • Sat, Mar 6 | 9:00 AM

      Melissa Littlepage - Beauty's Expanse

      What is culture? What does culture have to do with beauty? Intercultural Consultant Melissa Littlepage will guide us through a time of exploring the complexity and diversity of cultures, and steps we can take to deeply recognize, appreciate, and bridge across cultural difference and commonality to the glory of God.

    • Sat, Mar 6 | 10:30 AM

      Anna Rozzo - It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

      What does the beauty we explored in parts one and two mean in the context of our everyday? Life in our church, with our families, and our neighbors? Instructional Manager Anna Rozzo will lead us in a hands-on workshop to begin applying the skills of cross-cultural life and love.

  • About ICCM
     

     

     

    The Institute for Cross-Cultural Mission is a church-based training and research entity dedicated to equipping current and future Christian leaders for cross-cultural ministry. To find out more, click the logo above to be redirected to the ICCM website.



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