Join us Saturday, May 19 for a FREE one-day conference

from 9:30 AM to 4 PM

at liberti Church, 17th and Sansom, Philadelphia

as Interserve partners and professors from Biblical Theological Seminary team up to help us explore such questions as

  • What is biblical hospitality?
  • Why does God care about strangers?
  • How do I befriend my Muslim neighbors?
  • How do I talk to them about my faith?
  • What should I know so I don’t offend them?



9:00 Registration and Coffee
9:30 Welcome
9:35 Muslim Immigration: Opportunity or Threat? (Kyuboem Lee)
10:00 Dreaming towards a Healthy Community (Cyndi Parker)
11:00 Choice of TED-style talks with Q&A
  • Cross-Cultural Hospitality (Oakley Paik)
  • The Power of the Woman’s Voice (Joan Krayer)
11:50 The Radical Hospitality of God (Stephen Taylor)
12:30 Lunch (complimentary for registered guests)
1:15 The Cost of Following Jesus: A Personal Story (Fauzia)
2:10 Share your Life; Share your Faith (Patrick Krayer)
3:10 Panel Discussion: Your Best Questions



Kyuboem Lee was born in Seoul, Korea, raised in Kenya, and educated in the U.S. He teaches missiology at Biblical Theological Seminary and edits The Journal of Urban Mission.

Cyndi Parker lived for five years in Israel before writing a dissertation on the importance of place and the book of Deuteronomy. She is the Clarke Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Biblical Theological Seminary.

Oakley and Sandy Paik worked for 16 years in the Caucasus region. He now works with Korean-American churches helping to grow their heart for cross-cultural ministry.

Joan Krayer ministered to Muslim women in South Asia for almost three decades. She is Director of People Services for Interserve International.

Steve Taylor grew up in Brazil, where he learned the importance of good coffee and lavish hospitality. He teaches New Testament at Biblical Theological Seminary.

Fauzia (not her real name), an immigrant to the U.S., has a moving story of personal pilgrimage and the cost of following Jesus.

Pat Krayer, Director of InterserveUSA, served for 28 years in Muslim contexts in South Asia. He is the author of My Mother’s Sons: Managing Sexuality in Islamic & Christian Communities.


Location and Parking

The conference will be held at Liberti Church (the old First Baptist building) at 17th and Sansom in Philadelphia. Parking is available for $4 in the garage beneath One Liberty Place, but parking vouchers must be requested at the time of registration. The entrance for the garage is between Chestnut and Market on 16th Street.

Seminary Credit

Current Biblical Theological Seminary students that would like to take this course for credit contact Karen Mehlbaum at If you are not a BTS student but would like to take it for credit, please contact