Gain a deeper understanding about the roots of sexual exploitation and trafficking in our communities at six powerful events this weekend.

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Friday, May 3rd

Morning Session: 8:30 am – 10:00 am

PRAYER BREAKFAST – PASTORS / MINISTRY LEADERS
Faith Covenant Church, 12921 Nicollet Ave S, Burnsville, MN
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Come and join us as we pray for the work of justice in our communities and hear from local pastors and anti-trafficking leaders. Pastors and ministry leaders are invited to pray and hear how they can spark the mobilization of their church members for this cause. Breakfast Provided. Cost $5.00

Speakers:

John Pulley – co-founder of ManAlive Expedition, a ministry that is a raw, honest journey into the deep desires and passions of the heart of a man.

John has a passion to create an environment where issues such as pornography, sexual addiction and sexual abuse can be spoken about openly, honestly and without shame. As a former buyer and sex addict, he knows firsthand the devastation to individuals, marriages and communities that occurs when sexual issues are hidden and dismissed.  John lives in Dallas Texas.

Brad Kindall – Lead Pastor, Faith Covenant Church

Brad has a background in the performing arts, and seminary training from Bethel Theological Seminary. He is passionate about helping people and the local church find their identity in Christ. His favorite phrase: “when we know who we are, we know what to do”.

 

Bekah Backman – Director of Outreach, Emmanuel Covenant Church, Shoreview.

Bekah’s desire is to see individuals active in relational engagement, connecting the needs of the local community with the resources available to help.

Evening Session 7:00 to 9:00 pm

STRAIGHT TALK TO PARENTS: HOW TO TALK TO YOUR TEEN
Shoreview Community Center 4580 Victoria St N, Shoreview, MN
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For parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, & other concerned adults. Find out what is happening in our cities and how to talk with your children and teens about it from experts on the front lines of this battle. Cost: Free

Speakers:
Carter Staaf – Eden Prairie Police Detective.

Carter works in the Criminal Investigation Division at EPPDH. e has over 21 years of police experience and currently works with detectives, prosecutors and advocates around the metropolitan area in the fight against sex trafficking in MN. Carter will give a first-hand account of what sex trafficking and exploitation looks like in the Twin Cities metro area, and what parents and guardians can do to protect their children from deceit and abuse.

 

Jessica Bartholomew – Founder and Lead Speaker, ACT United.

As a former police officer, youth leader, anti-trafficking leader, and parent, Jessica will share some practical advice on how parents and other adults can have meaningful conversations with their children about how sexual exploitation happens, and how their teen can be transformed from a potential victim to a strong and courageous guardian.

Saturday, May 4th

Morning Session 9:00 am – 12 pm

How the Church Can Recognize and Respond to Sexual Exploitation and Addiction: Roots and Redemption
Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina
Resource Tables by other Twin Cities anti-trafficking groups also available: 8 – 9 am; noon – 1 pm.
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Cost: Free

Speakers:
Amanda Casey — Outreach Coordinator, Advocate, Source Anti-Trafficking

Amanda leads both online and street outreach teams to those being trafficked here in the Twin Cities, and she also provides advocacy services for survivors. Her talked is entitled: “What A Survivor Wants the Church to Know.”

 

 

John Pulley – co-founder of ManAlive Expedition, a ministry that is a raw, honest journey into the deep desires and passions of the heart of a man.

John has a passion to create an environment where issues such as pornography, sexual addiction, and sexual abuse can be spoken about openly, honestly and without shame. As a former buyer and sex addict, he knows firsthand the devastation that occurs when sexual issues are hidden and dismissed.  John lives in Dallas Texas.

 

Scott Morin, M Div — Co-founder of Empowering Ranch, Counselor, Pastor

From his own story of sexual addiction and recovery, Scott offers counseling and teaching for individuals and groups. He has led volunteer teams of men for Wild at Heart Boot Camps both nationally and internationally, partnered with the founder of Truessence, and studied with the founder of National Coalition for Purity. Scott shares about the effects of sexual addiction, what to do if someone you know is addicted, and how to seek healing if addiction gains control of you or a loved one.

Afternoon Session 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Leadership Networking Session
For Members of Justice and Anti-Trafficking Organizations
Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina
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A great opportunity to network with others. Hear a panel of seasoned leaders who share their successes, challenges, and best practices in building Justice Ministries and Anti-Trafficking organizations. There will also be time to network with others interested and involved in different dimensions of anti-trafficking work.
Cost: $10. Lunch provided for all registered participants.

Panelists:

  • John Pulley — Man Alive Expedition & Saturday am speaker
  • Scott Morin — Empowering Ranch Co-Founder & Saturday am speaker
  • Amanda Casey — Outreach Coord, Advocate, Source AT & Saturday am speaker
  • Caitlyn Stenerson — Care and Connections Pastor. Emmanuel Cov. Church
  • Beth Johnson — Justice Team Leader, Westwood Community Church, Chanhassen.

Evening Session 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

All For Freedom Youth Rally: Music Message Mission
NorthStar Ballroom, St. Paul Student Center, Univ of Minnesota. 2017 Buford Ave, St Paul
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Cost: Free

Join with hundreds of youth from around the greater metro area in an event to rally teens to action. This is a joint event between Trafficking Justice and ACT (Anti-Child Trafficking) United. Bring your friends, school, or youth group and join us for an inspirational time of music, message, and hear stories and testimonies from other teens who are on mission turning awareness into action!

Main Speaker: Jessica Bartholomew – Founder and Lead Speaker, ACT United.
College and Teen Speakers also.
We are building a community of youth united, equipped, and empowered to be game changers for your generation and end human trafficking! #unitedwewin.

Band: Remedy Drive. This top shelf rock band is partnered with an abolitionist group called The Exodus Road. David Zach, their lead singer, volunteers as an undercover operative and has been on 9 deployments with The Exodus Road.
For sample song, search on YouTube: Remedy Drive Daylight. Website: remedydrive.com

Sunday, May 5th

Trafficking Justice Freedom Sunday Worship Services
Various Church Locations in the Twin Cities

Come and worship the God of justice on Freedom Sunday! Each church location will be devoting the entire worship service and message to God’s heart for justice and how we as his people can be agents of change in our worlds.

Email [email protected] if your church is interested in being included. We will give you all the resources needed to hold your own Trafficking Justice Freedom Sunday. Free. No Registration Required

Churches are being added!

Illumination Church 12156 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville illuminationchurch.com
Note: Name being changed to Mercy Road Church (same address)

Sojourn Campus Church 310 18th Ave SE, Minneapolis sojourncampuschurch.org