The Unity Project 2020

 2020 was the year of the first Unity Project, held at the Oregon Christian Convention on February 29th. Christians from across the Northwest gathered to listen to speakers, attend workshops and discussion groups, and spend time in fellowship and communion . This event was not recorded. However, when the Northwest Christian Convention went online later that year due to the Caronavirus, we were given a chance to rerecord some of our content–as well as put together two new forums on the new challenges to unity faced by churches in 2020. We are glad to be offer these videos to those who were not able to join us for the event itself.

Session 1:
The Unity We Seek

By Gene Sonnenberg

In the keynote address from the 2020 Unity Project Gene Sonnenberg lays out the plea for true unity in the church. Gene’s address the challenges, counterfeits, failures and successes that have marked the church’s struggle for unity, and lays out a pathway for what that unity must look like in the future.

Session 2:
Unity in the Writings of Paul

By Matt Holmes
This workshop from the 2020 Unity Project focuses on the importance of unity in the writings of Paul. The Apostle Paul’s letters have been used to justify all manner of division in the church over the millennia, but in reality Paul had a deep passion for unity and reconciliation that ran through all of his writings.

Session 3:
“Unity Slogans: Sloppy but Serious”

By DH Shearer

This workshop from the 2020 Unity Project focuses on the importance of unity in the writings of Paul. The Apostle Paul’s letters have been used to justify all manner of division in the church over the millennia, but in reality Paul had a deep passion for unity and reconciliation that ran through all of his writings.

Session 4:
Unity in the Time of Caronavirus

Church Leader Forum #1

In this workshop from the 168th Northwest Christian Convention, church leaders from across the Restoration Movement in the Northwest discuss the unique challenges–and opportunities–that the COVID-19 epidemic has presented to the churches where they serve.

Session 5:
Racial Division and the Unity of the Church

Church Leader Forum #1

In this workshop from the 168th Northwest Christian Convention, church leaders from across the Restoration Movement in the Northwest discuss the reality of racial divisions and the responsibility of the church to acknowledge and address those divisions.