The Church Responds to Sex Trafficking

JuST Faith Summit

with worship by Michael W. Smith

April 20-22, 2016

Thanks to all of our presenters and attendees for making this year’s summit a great success. Visit the Shared Hope Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for photos, quotes and captions from the Summit.

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What is the JuST Faith Summit?

Children are being bought and sold for sex every night—in America. We, the church, have a mighty role in addressing and stopping this tragedy, if we are ready and willing. Join us for three days of inspiring speakers and workshops to gain practical knowledge on how to address trafficking in your community. The JuST Faith Summit draws on the success and leadership of Shared Hope International’s annual JuST Conference to bring learning and action to the faith community. Learn from survivors, law enforcement, prosecutors, recovery ministries, and experienced restoration home providers about the critical need to engage the church in this battle.

Shared Hope

Shared Hope International is an anti-trafficking organization that provides leadership in awareness, training, prevention strategies, restorative care, research, and policy initiatives. Shared Hope hosts the JuST Conference—the premiere conference on juvenile sex trafficking—in Washington, D.C. each year, drawing hundreds of national experts, leaders, professionals, and advocates.

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Northland Church

Northland, A Church Distributed, is a Florida-based congregation of 20,000. Their church is not just a building, but a network of spiritual families that take the church to other people, every day. 121Hope is Northland’s response to human trafficking—bringing hope to victims and survivors and empowering local abolitionists.

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Where was the JuST Faith Summit?

Northland, A Church Distributed
530 Dog Track Rd
Longwood, FL 32750

April 20, 2016 5:00 pm – April 22, 2016 1:00 pm

Break the Silence

FeaturingMichael W. Smith

Three-time Grammy Award Winning Christian Singer/Songwriter

Speakers at the JuST Faith Summit

Linda Smith
Founder and President, Shared Hope International
Joel Hunter
Senior Pastor, Northland, A Church Distributed
Ted Roberts
Senior Pastor, Author
Bishop Harry Jackson
Presiding Bishop, International Communion of Evangelical Churches
Bonnie Martin
Psychotherapist, Educator, Consultant
John Cotton Richmond
Human Trafficking Prosecutor
Brooke Bello
CEO & Executive Director, More Too Life
Rebecca Bender
Founder and Director, Rebecca Bender Ministries, Survivor Leader
  • Joel Hunter
  • Linda Smith
  • Brianna Myers
  • John Chapman
  • Dan Sartor
  • William Struthers
  • Opal Singleton
  • Boz Tchividjian
  • Nick Cienski
  • Connie Rose
  • Abi Mills
  • John Cotton Richmond
  • Lisa Thompson
  • Bishop Harry Jackson
  • Christian Lenty
  • Jen Spry
  • Shamere McKenzie
  • Brook Bello
  • Marian Hatcher
  • Lexie Smith
  • Toni McKinley
  • Gretchen Kerr
  • Alicia McDowell
  • Rebecca Bender
  • Bonnie Martin
  • Melissa Snow
  • Nick Lembo
  • Erik Bauer
  • Robert Lung
  • Joshua DuBois
  • Jerome Elam
  • Anna Smith
  • Samantha Collins
  • Mike Neely
  • Erik Bauer
  • Elizabeth Scaife
  • Dotti Groover-Skipper
  • Nick Stumbo
  • Mary Frances Bowley
  • Emily Fitchpatrick
  • Natasha Nascimento
  • Ted Roberts
  • Vince DeVivo
  • Eliza Reock

Workshops + Agenda

Faith In Action Kit

Why Should You Attend the JuST Faith Summit?

Be Equipped

You want to help but don’t know where to start. We do. Join us to learn practical tools for getting started and finding a dynamic and sustainable way to leverage your community’s resources to tackle trafficking.

Be Connected

There is a committed, dedicated team across the nation making meaningful strides in the fight against sex trafficking. We want you to meet them. Learn from others and share resources to make the biggest impact possible.

Be Inspired

Hear amazing stories of freedom, restoration, and change. We are launching a movement within the church to face the overlooked and ignored issue of sexual perversion and abuse and want you to be a part of it.

Uniting for Change

A national epidemic has been ignored for too long, a dark addiction fueled by instant access to pornography, spawning a commercial sex industry that is consuming our children. And everyone pays the price—the child whose innocence is stolen, the man who can’t overcome his addiction, and the society that bears the loss of both. Our world has been helpless to stop the tide because we, the church, have remained silent. Frozen in fear, in ignorance, in disillusion. But, together in our many faiths, we have the power to push away the darkness. Join us.

What People Are Saying About Shared Hope’s Annual JuST Conference

“I found the conference as a whole to be informative, inspiring, and emotional. I look forward to applying knowledge learned here in my continued efforts to provide services to youth involved in human trafficking.”

“I learned a great deal and was able to network with more people than I imagined. This was an incredible conference which I was extremely impressed by. Everyone was great and the passion for our cause was felt in every one. Excellent! Thank you!”

Summit Registration

General Admission $255

Full refunds are available until April 13 (minus $20 administrative fee). Partial refunds (50%) are available until April 18. Refunds will not be issued after April 18. Refunds will be issued in the form of a check to the billing address on file within 30 days of notification. Contact refunds@sharedhope.org to make your request.

Exhibitor Registration

Exhibit at the JuST Faith Summit to promote your organization to hundreds of pastors, ministry leaders and other key influencers in the faith community. They will come to gather new ideas, learn about new and existing resources, and meet others in the field.
Exhibitor tickets include one ticket to the JuST Faith Summit ($255 value), one table, and your logo displayed in conference material. All exhibitors will receive 50% off a second registration ($127 value).

Price: $500

Travel Planning

Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North

225 Shorecrest Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701
Reservations: 800-362-2779
Contact: 407-834-2400
Conference Rate Sold Out

Embassy Suites

Hampton Inn and Suites Orlando-North Altamonte Springs

161 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
Reservations: 407-331-0220
$99 Double/King | $109 SuitesCall and mention JuST Faith Summit for discount.

Hampton Inn and Suites

Hyatt Place Lake Mary/Orlando North

1255 South International Pkwy
Lake Mary, Florida, USA, 32746
Reservations: 407-995-5555
$99/nightCall and reqyest the JuST Faith Corporate Rate for a discount.

Hyatt Place Lake Mary/Orlando North

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the closest airport to the conference venue, approximately 40 minutes by car.

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