Ethnos 2017

Flourish: The Quest for Human Dignity

Saturday, November 11, 2017


The theme for Ethnos 2017 was Flourish: The Quest for Human Dignity.

As our society experiences a troubling fracturing along cultural lines, we observe an accompanying lack of respect for human dignity. We affirm that every image-bearer of God is fully deserving of honor. We believe The Church is to be at the forefront of championing this movement of love and service.

Thank you all for joining us at Ethnos as we engage together in the hopeful pursuit of God’s justice for all made in His image.

Speakers and Leaders

Jenny Yang

Main Speaker

George Hopkins

Main Speaker

Trevor & Melissa Chin


Lainie Browning

Michael Crawford

Erin Donovan

Judie Hyun

Joel Kurz

Stephanie Laferriere

Kyuboem Lee

Richard Lee

Larry Lin

Ben Malmin

Antoine Payne

Joel Rainey

Colleen Smith

Matt Stevens

Daniel Wilkinson

Dan Hyun



Registration & Fellowship


Unity Worship Gathering


Lunch & Conversation


Breakout Session I


Breakout Session II


Walking While Black Movie & Conversation


Session I: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Largest Unreached People Group: Disabilities – Lainie Browning, Michael Crawford
Becoming a Global Christian – Kyuboem Lee, Daniel Wilkinson, Jenny Yang
Baltimore: Real Hope for Healing – George Hopkins, Stephanie Laferriere, Larry Lin, Ben Malmin, Colleen Smith

Session II: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The Heart of Adoption – Joel Rainey
The Indignity of Human Trafficking – Richard Lee
I’m White: How to Support Flourishing for All – Michael Crawford, Erin Donovan, Judie Hyun, Joel Kurz, Matt Stevens

walking while black movie


Registration cost is $20, including continental breakfast and lunch on-site.


We are thankful for our good friends at Central Presbyterian Church for welcoming us for this year’s Ethnos Conference at their facility. Central is located at 7308 York Rd, Towson, MD. Parking is available on-site.

The Village

The Village Church located in Hampden was birthed from the hope of what a church composed of many diverse cultures could look like in Baltimore. A church that doesn’t have to be boring, irrelevant, or forced. A church where things can look a bit messy at times as broken people learn to be loved by a Savior who delights in creating beauty out of messy things. A church that delights in gathering together for worship but also believes that if church is only about sitting around on a Sunday morning for an hour, it’ll miss a whole lot of opportunities to display Christ’s redemptive work to the world. A church where individuals who differ in color, culture, and class ask hard questions of what it would require to live like a family united in Christ. A church who takes dead seriously that God loves the people of Baltimore and asks what if we did too. A church that believes the Gospel is the hope for the city we love. A church where God is making Himself famous, one story of redemption at a time.

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