Events & Programs

Our Passion Week Team

Alycia Wood

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries

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Alycia Wood graduated from Roberts Wesleyan College with a degree in Criminal Justice and from Marygrove College with a Master’s in Social Justice. She also graduated from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics and spent two years as a Fellow with RZIM in New England. Alycia’s speaking background is quite diverse. From universities (such as MIT, UCONN, Harvard, University of Massachusetts, Boston University, Dartmouth College, and Brown University), to retreats, from conferences to men’s and women’s prisons, Alycia has addressed major issues surrounding faith to diverse audiences.

Additionally, she has traveled to countries such as Haiti, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Jamaica, volunteering at soup kitchens and orphanages as her passions for “showing Christ” extends beyond her local environment.

Mark Slaughter

InterVarsity and Mission America Coalition

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Mark Slaughter is an evangelistic communicator speaking at college campuses, conferences, and churches with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship /USA.

His unique “Question Mark” events combine the warmth of Christ’s love, the strength of Biblical teaching, and the openness of authentic communication about issues facing today’s culture.  The event byline “Question Mark…a safe place to explore your real questions about God” describes the compassion-filled, interactive apologetics discussions which take place at these outreach events.

Mark has served for over 25 years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship proclaiming God’s Kingdom to college students with clear, compassionate, and Biblical responses to the moral and societal questions and injustices facing them today.  His passion is to see college students transformed to follow Jesus and impact their world for Christ.

 

Dr. Dee Stokes

Dee Stokes Ministries

 

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Known as a program builder who utilizes her apostolic gift to repurpose organizations. Dr. Dee Stokes ministers in a variety of settings, but her passion is preaching, teaching, and empowering others to win! She is in the middle of a re-purposing adventure at Unity United Methodist Church, where God is giving her a blueprint to do church unusual. This concept is moving from a traditional model of Sunday meetings to a model of community engagement with witty ideas and ways of reaching the lost for Christ. It is not a re-missioning, as God’s church has one mission, and that is to make disciples, but it is a re-branding, re-purposing, and re-visioning how to accomplish the Great Commission and bring the Kingdom of God to life in our community. It is a fresh expression of church as well as a missional community.

Dr. Stokes is also an author, educator, and President/CEO of Dee Stokes Ministries, Inc., a non-profit speaking, writing, training, discipleship/life coaching, and missions ministry.

Greg Coles

Author of Single, Gay, Christian

 

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In an age where neither society nor the church knows what to do with the gay Christians, Greg Coles tells his own story.

Reviewers of Single, Gay, Christian have written: “Deeply inspiring in its powerful portrayal of one person’s struggler to choose Jesus above all. This is a book every Christian must read if we are to learn to love our LGBTQ neighbors, friends and Christian brothers and sister in the way Jesus does.”

Greg’s story can help us understand a group that many Christians cannot relate to, a group who desperately needs to know the love of Jesus.

Passion Week Calendar

Monday, March 26

Noon

Greg Coles
Single, Gay, Christian: a personal journey of faith and Christianity

Schenectady County Community College
ELS Room 136

9:00 pm

Greg Coles
Single, Gay, Christian: a personal journey of faith and Christianity

RPI
Student Union, Room 3602

Tuesday, March 27

8:00-9:30 am

Pastor’s Breakfast

Mark Slaughter,
Bringing Jesus’ Love
to a Broken World

Greg Coles, Testimony

Staybridge Inn & Suites
39 Wolf Road, Albany

11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Lunch Bar/Q&A
Question Mark Event with the Passion Week Team
Alycia Wood
Mark Slaughter
Dr. Dee Stokes
Topic: Why Christianity?

U Albany
Campus Center, The Bean

8:00 pm

If God Exists, Why is
He not more Obvious?
RZIM with Alycia Wood

RPI
Student Union
Shelnutt Gallery
Room 3606

Wednesday, March 28

12 noon

Faith & Leadership
Lunch Bar/Q&A
with Dr. Dee Stokes

Schenectady County
Community College
STK 102

12:00 noon – 3:00 pm

Lunch Bar/Q&A
Question Mark Event
with Mark Slaughter
and Alycia Wood

U Albany
Campus Center

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Dr. Dee Stokes
on Leadership

U Albany
Campus Center Board Room

5:00-7:00 pm

Dinner Bar/Q&A
Question Mark Event with
Mark Slaughter
Dr. Dee Stokes
Who is Jesus?

U Albany
Campus Center, The Orb

7:00 pm

321 Improv

Why I’m Not an Atheist
RZIM Alycia Wood

Redeemer Church
183 Schoolhouse Road,
Albany, NY 12203

Thursday, March 29

12 noon – 3 pm

Lunch Bar/Q&A
with the Passion Week Team
Alycia Wood
Mark Slaughter
Dr. Dee Stokes
Topic: Why I’m Not an Atheist

U Albany
Campus Center, The Bean

7:00 pm

321 Improv

U Albany
Campus Center, Assembly Hall

8:00 pm

Presentation by Mark Slaughter
Real Hope:
Does Jesus’ Resurrection
Make a Difference Today?

U Albany
Campus Center, Assembly Hall