Seven Minutes to Inspire

Ignite Talks logo

Kindle, spark, instigate, excite, provoke. That’s just what we hope to do with this year’s Sunday Lunch series— Ignite Talks.


Ignite Talks are taking media by storm, similar to TED Talks but shorter and accompanied by visual images. They’re seven-minute bursts of inspiration in which presenters give quick, tight, thought-provoking presentations using a variety of images designed to spark imaginations and get people dreaming and scheming about issues that are important to them. Our congregation is full of amazing knowledge, stories and experiences, making our Assembly Room the perfect setting for Ignite Talks.


Every fourth Sunday, over lunch, we’ll hear three seven-minute presentations from three people. Ignite presentation lunches are catered. A $5/person donation is appreciated to help offset the meal cost.


The topics and presenters for Sunday, Nov. 20, are:


  • “The Unspoken Epidemic: HIV/AIDS and The Black Community.” Perry Williams will share the experience of losing a childhood friend to AIDS and discuss challenges the black community faces in confronting the disease.
  • “Natural Area Restoration.” Dave Urban will speak about taking care of God’s creation as a business opportunity.
  • “The Model Minority Myth: Mapping an American Theological Narrative.” SueJeanne Koh will share an overview of the historical and theological roots of the model minority myth, and why it remains so powerful today.