How do you engage this generation? Not just young people, not just Baby Boomers, or Generation X, or Millenials or Gen Z, but all generations of men and women, young and old, alive today? The 2019 J. Arthur Heck Symposium, named for former Vice President and Professor of Systematic Theology, will explore how to share Christ’s love in innovative and creative ways. Featured speaker, Pastor Rudy Rasmus recently defended his doctoral thesis focused on engaging black millennials who are largely missing from the church. This year’s symposium will also feature a panel of United alumni/ae and friends who are passionate about reaching the lost throughout our society, from cradle to grave.

Date: October 11, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

United Theological Seminary
4501 Denlinger Road
Dayton, OH 45426

The Pohly Center for Leadership
United’s Office of Alumni/ae Relations


  • 8:30–9:30 a.m. Registration / Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30–10 a.m. Welcome and Worship
  • 10–11:20 a.m. Session 1: Dr. Rudy Rasmus followed by Q&A
  • 11:20-11:30 a.m. Break
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Session 2: Panel Discussion
  • 12:30 p.m. Wrap-up and Book Signing with Dr. Rudy Rasmus

Continuing Education Units are available.
If you wish to receive 0.3 CEUs, please check the box for “CEU Credit” when registering online.


About Dr. Rudy Rasmus
Rudy Rasmus is a pastor, author and a humanitarian with a passion for outreach to the world’s most challenged communities. Rudy co-pastors St. John’s Church in Downtown Houston with his wife Juanita. A church that began with nine existing members in 1992, St. John’s has grown to thousands, where people of every social and economic background share the same pew. He attributes the success of the church to a compassionate group of people who have embraced the vision of tearing down the walls of classism, sexism and racism and building bridges of unconditional love, universal recovery and unprecedented hope. Learn more about Rudy by visiting his website:


General Registration: $15
Alumni/ae and Student Registration: $10
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Add $20 fee for CEU Certificate



Traveling from out of town? United has negotiated special rates at several area hotels.

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