Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, co-founder of the Rutba House and director of School for Conversion, will present the address “Following Jesus to the Margins: Calling, Justice, and the Kingdom of God” on Monday, Feb. 29, at 4 p.m. at Hope College in Winants Auditorium of Graves Hall.
The public is invited. Admission is free. The event can also be followed on Twitter at #integralmission.
Wilson-Hartgrove is a graduate of Eastern University and Duke Divinity School. He and his wife, Leah, founded the Rutba House in 2003 as a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless are welcomed into a community that eats, prays and shares life together. The School for Conversion is a nonprofit that grew out of the life of Rutba House to pursue beloved community with kids in their neighborhood, through classes in North Carolina prisons, and in community-based education around the country. Jonathan is also an associate minister at the historically black St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church.
The address is sponsored by the college’s Emmaus Scholars Program, an academic and residential program and intentional Christian community through which students consider the intersection of integral mission and issues of poverty, mission, health care, urban education, race, and community development.
Graves Hall is located at 263 College Ave., between 10th and 12th streets.