Rev. Stephen Roach Knight
Steve is currently the National Organizer for Denominational and Faith Partnerships for Repairers of the Breach, the nonprofit social justice organization founded and led by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. In this role, Steve is currently mobilizing people of faith to the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, among other projects he is working on for Bishop Barber.
Steve is a commissioned minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and has formerly served as full-time consultant to the denomination's church planting and church revitalization arm, Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation.
In a former life, Steve was the Internet Manager for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and former International Communication Coordinator for evangelical mission organization SIM International. Today, he is one of the administrators of both the Progressive Evangelical and The Christian Left communities on Facebook.
The Future of Christianity in the U.S. - With the rise of the so-called "nones," the spiritually unaffiliated (the fastest growing religious demographic), does Christianity have a future in the U.S.? And if so, what does it look like? Steve will help you understand the latest data and the trends as faith communities are becoming bigger and bigger and smaller and smaller. And in the process, give you hope for a better future ahead.
Kingdom Journalism: Storytelling and the Magnalia Dei - In this age of democratized media, we all have the power and the tools to be storytellers. What is the theological basis for telling our stories? Steve will take you through an exploration of "the mighty deeds of God" (the magnalia Dei) in Scripture and inspire the calling of God to all of us to connect the power of story with making the world a better place.
Social Media for Churches - Do you need help getting started with social media? Or are you ready to get more advanced when it comes to digital storytelling for your faith community or organization? Steve has years of experience on the Web, with his fingers on the pulse of what is happening in social media, and he can help you wherever you are at!
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