9:00-9:15 Registration, tea & coffee
10.00 Welcome & Worship:
Session #1: Darrell Bock – Shalom for Today’s World
Session #2: Brian Crawford – Shalom for the Religious World
Session #4: Fiona Sorbala – Shalom for the Soul
Session #5: Thomas Fretwell – Shalom in the Age of Messiah
1.00 Lunch (Included)
Session #6: Michael Brown – Shalom for the Nation of Israel
Session #7: Michael Brown – Yeshua – The Prince of Shalom (Isaiah 9:6-7)
Question & Answer Session
3.30 Tea & Coffee
Round Table Discussion – Moderated by Calvin Smith
Session #8: Mitch Glaser – Final thoughts
5.00 Offering & closing prayer
5:30 Book Tables Open
Dr Darrell Bock
Darrell Bock (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen, Scotland) is a leading authority on the Gospel of Luke and Book of Acts. Dr Bock is the Executive Director for Cultural Engagement at the Hendricks Center and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He has authored or edited over 40 books in theological and cultural areas, including many related to New Testament studies, Israel and reconciliation.
Brian received a call to share the gospel with Jewish people after visiting Israel in 2005 and has served with Chosen People Ministries since 2011. He is the ministry’s Director of Digital Evangelism and is focused on explaining the good news of Yeshua (Jesus) to Jewish people online. He directs the evangelistic site About Messiah and the Messianic apologetics site Chosen People Answers. Brian received his Master of Divinity from the Charles L. Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies in 2015, and his Doctor of Ministry in apologetics from Talbot School of Theology in 2021.
Dr Michael Brown
Michael Brown (Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literature, New York University) is a Messianic Jew and a leading authority on the Old Testament Scriptures, especially how the prophets pointed to Jesus as the Messiah. Dr Brown has served as a visiting or adjunct professor to numerous well-known seminaries, contributed various articles to scholarly publications, and is author of more than 30 books. He is a regular broadcaster and hosts an apologetics show on US television. He is widely considered the world’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist.
Dr Calvin Smith
Calvin Smith (PhD in theology, University of Birmingham) is Principal of King’s Evangelical Divinity School, a higher education theological institution in the UK specialising in online studies. He tutors in biblical studies and publishes on various theological issues.
Thomas is the founder and director of the Ezra Foundation. He has B.Th. and M.A. Degrees in Theology and is currently undertaking Ph.D. research in a field related to Jewish-Christian studies. An engaging speaker, Thomas regularly speaks to people of all ages on a variety of biblical topics and apologetics issues. He is a tutor in Theology at King’s Evangelical Divinity School, has published numerous books and hosts the Theology and Apologetics podcast. He also serves as the Pastor of Calvary Chapel Hastings.
Fiona Sorbala is a Jewish believer in Jesus who has been a missionary to the Jewish people for thirty years. In 1993 Fiona first went to St Petersburg in Russia. At this time there were amazing opportunities to evangelize and disciple the myriads of Jewish people who had been denied the Gospel under Communism. Fiona continues to minister to Russian speaking Jewish people travelling regularly to Latvia and also to Berlin to help Beit Sar Shalom work with Ukrainian refugees. In The UK along with co-leading Chosen People Ministries UK she is on the senior leadership team of Beit Sar Shalom Messianic Congregation. (A Chosen People Ministries UK congregation).
Dr Mitch Glaser
Mitch Glaser (Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary) is a Messianic Jew who found Jesus as His Messiah in his teens. Mitch lives and works in New York City where he has a ministry to the Jewish people. Dr Glaser is the President of Chosen People Ministries. He speaks and writes widely on Jewish evangelism and Messianic Judaism. He is co-editor with Darrell Bock of five academic volumes published by Kregel Publications and has authored numerous books and articles. He broadcasts and speaks extensively.