June 20-22, 2018 Bethel University St. Paul, Minnesota
The 2018 JuST Faith Summit is more than an event – it’s a three-day experience loaded with inspiring speakers and educational workshops, all designed to prepare attendees with practical knowledge and effective action steps to address trafficking in their own community.
Eric Metaxas is the New York Times #1 bestselling author of Bonhoeffer and Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. His most recently published work is Martin Luther.
He is the host of the Eric Metaxas Show, a nationally syndicated radio program heard in more than 120 cities around the U.S., featuring in-depth interviews with a wide variety of guests.
Metaxas speaks to thousands around the U.S. and internationally each year. He was the keynote speaker at the 2012 National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, an event attended by the President and First Lady, the Vice President, members of Congress, and other U.S. and world leaders.
ABC News has called Metaxas a “photogenic, witty ambassador for faith in public life.”
Eric lives in Manhattan, New York, with his wife and daughter.
Attendees of the conference are invited to join us Thursday, June 21 at 7pm, in Bethel University's Great Hall, for an inspiring Worship Concert led by the talented Alisa Turner.
Worship artist Alisa Turner sings with passion and vulnerability. Her songs capture something almost mystical, yet deeply rooted in the hard stuff of the “now and not yet” grit of the everyday.
It’s the lilt and innocence in her voice and the heartbreaking, but hopeful truth of her story.
That story is inextricably woven throughout her self-titled EP (Integrity Music) in a tapestry of grief, suffering, hope and redemption for which there is only one appropriate response: unfettered, unfiltered worship.
“I’ve always written songs about what I’m going through,” says Alisa, who in her early 20s played coffeehouses and colleges and once drove nine hours and played to what turned out to be a completely empty room. “It all comes from the same place, that 13-year old sitting at the piano in the bonus room, writing 90-second songs, playing her heart out for the joy of it, for the hope of it.”
For the joy, for the hope... These are not small concepts for Alisa. These are hard-fought battles, choices made when her faith was just a whimper in a dark corner of the room.
The Faith Summit is presented by Shared Hope International, a leading faith-based non-profit and recognized expert on the issue of child sex trafficking for almost twenty years. Shared Hope strives to prevent the conditions that foster sex trafficking, restore and empower survivors, and bring justice to vulnerable women and children. We envision a world passionately opposed to sex trafficking and a community committed to restoring survivors to lives of purpose, value and choice – one life at a time.
Located 20 minutes from downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, Bethel University (3900 Bethel Drive, St. Paul, MN 55112) is a world-renowned institution with a beautiful 245-acre lakeside campus. Deep in the Land of 10,000 Lakes, the Summit’s setting offers a refreshing environment to learn, to be edified, and to connect with the faith community nationwide under the common banner of eradicating sex trafficking. Bethel University, whose mission is to educate and energize leaders that will live out biblical truth and transform culture, provides the perfect platform for this year’s JuST Faith Summit. Attendees will enjoy state-of-the art classrooms, a brand-new dining hall, and have the option of staying on campus to get the full Bethel experience. For more details, visit the Accommodations section.
Registration is open! Earlybird admission is $275 until February 28. General admission is $300. All JuST Faith Summit tickets include the following: breakfast, lunch, dinners, snack breaks, access to all workshops, free wifi access and the worship concert.
Registration ticket price does not include lodging.
Each attendee receives the Faith in Action kit (value $129) that includes the complete Chosen Plus community awareness tool, USB with print resources for discussion guides to share about the issue, scriptural perspective and action items in a 4-week study for men’s, women’s and youth groups. This incredibly versatile tool will help you educate your faith community and reach out to your area to protect children from sex trafficking.
If you are an Exhibitor, Survivor of Sex Trafficking, or a Full-Time Student:
Exhibitors: Submit the Application . Upon approval you will qualify for a discount code to register.
Survivors: Email Nancy@sharedhope.org to qualify for a discount code to register.
Full-Time Students: Email Jo@sharedhope.org with a copy of your current student ID to qualify for a discount code to register.
We are continuing to use the Faith in Action Toolkit in our curriculum and are so grateful for access to high caliber resources. Thank you so much for sharing them with us! We always highlight Shared Hope when we use these tools and point to your website for other great resources. - S. Hauser / CO received her kit at the 2016 Faith Summit
Full refunds available until June 6.
Partial refunds (50%) available until June 13.
No refunds after June 13.
**To request a refund, you must email email@example.com and provide the attendee’s name, the purchaser’s name, and the ticket order number. All refunds will be subject to a $20 administrative fee. Refunds will be issued by check to the billing address on file within 30 days of request.
This could be the most affordable conference lodging to date! Attendees have the option of staying on campus in dormitory housing within walking distance of the conference facility and dining hall. For those attendees who prefer to stay in more comfortable accommodations, hotel room blocks are available near the campus.
For any of the following options, attendees can select their roommates, or request to be assigned (by gender) to a room.
Please note: Conference goers who choose to stay off-campus are responsible for their own transportation.
The following hotels are offering a block rate discount for the JuST Faith Summit.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis
Rates: Average Cost is $119 per night, per person for guests staying Wednesday& Thursday nights.
Courtyard Minneapolis St. Paul/Roseville by Marriot Hotels
Rates: $169 per night, per person for guests stay Wednesday& Thursday nights.
To Book: Go online to book your room at Courtyard Minneapolis
Radisson Hotel/Minneapolis St. Paul North
Rates: $139 per night, per person for guests stay Wednesday& Thursday nights.
To Book: Go online to book your room at Radisson Hotel
Additional Hotel Options (NOT offering a Shared Hope Group Discount) can be found at this link.
There are a variety of transportation options between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) and the Bethel University campus and local hotels including Uber, taxis, and various local shuttle services. Bethel is located about 30 minutes from the airport and offers an interactive map to assist drivers in locating designated buildings or parking lots on their campus.
All attendees will receive our a free Faith in Action Kit! Designed to equip church leaders with the most comprehensive array of tools to raise awareness in their community, the Faith in Action Kit prepares the user to educate men, women, youth and faith leaders with audience-appropriate resources. The tools can be used in sermons or Sunday School, on retreats, with VBS and youth camp.
We want your organization, business or ministry to be the focus for summit goers who want to know more and do more! Fair trade products, survivor-led organizations, non-profit service providers, corporate or business leaders and civic groups are welcome to set up shop and share in the excitement.
Whether you’re attending the conference or not, an exhibit table at the Faith Summit is an excellent way to promote your organization and resources to hundreds of people. Exhibitor tickets include one 6’x 3’covered table, two chairs, and your organization printed in conference materials. Conference meals are included in the ticket price of $250 for one individual. Registration for exhibitors includes access to general sessions and the Thursday evening concert. Workshops are not included in your table price.
After your application is approved, you will receive an email with a discount code to register as an Exhibitor..
You may also register for an additional meal ticket for one other person serving at your table. All information will be included in the Exhibitor section of the registration page.
Want to help underwrite costs and support the important task of equipping and empowering the Church nationwide? We need you!
Volunteers are an essential part of the event’s success. Shared Hope is looking for students and local community leaders with a heart to serve and time to donate. Staffing the event is no easy task! Volunteers are the hands and feet behind the scenes, responsible for a host of duties including (but not limited to) set up, registration, facilitating workshops, directing attendees, and much more.
Benefits to volunteering include access to the conference plenary sessions and Thursday evening concert. We need you!
Thank you for your desire to volunteer for the 2018 Faith Summit. We welcome you to volunteer as long as you understand that for our purposes, your priority would be to support the needs of the conference. If you would prefer a full conference experience (choosing the workshops you’d like to attend, free time to network and socialize with other attendees, etc.) then I would encourage you to attend the conference as a registered attendee. We wouldn’t want you to be disappointed with your experience. In the past we have had people volunteer because they wanted a discount/opportunity to attend the conference for free but found themselves frustrated with the constant behind the scenes responsibilities and realities of what volunteering really is. Responsibilities of volunteering don’t allow you the freedom to select workshops, to attend every general session or be in the flow of the conference if you are assigned duties elsewhere.
If you understand these responsibilities, and want to volunteer, fill out the information requested below and you will be notified of your shift assignments. The conference is a lot of work, and our volunteers are so important to it operating smoothly and to its overall success.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
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.
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.
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 exploitation and abuse and want you to be a part of it.
"The Faith Summit is a wonderful teaching resource for the church and the community. As a Christian professor, my students were excited at the quality of information that was available and the resources to implement them with minimal difficulty."
"The tools I received equipped me to present quality information on sex-trafficking to a wide variety of populations. It has given me the confidence to speak on the issue of trafficking as well as provide people with hope on how to end the issue of sex-trafficking in their town!"
"We are continuing to use the Faith in Action Toolkit that we received and are so grateful for access to such high caliber resources. Thank you so much for sharing them with us! We always highlight Shared Hope when we use these tools and point to your website for other great resources. Because of your generosity in sharing what you have, literally 3000+ more people in Northern Colorado have been awakened to the issue of DMST. Thank you!"