“Adam and Christine Jeske were wonderful retreat speakers. They were interactive and engaging in their style, and insightful and thought-provoking in their content. Many people, including me, walked away with some golden nuggets of wisdom that could be applied to our lives. Our community has continued to talk about the new practices they are trying to implement, inspired by their content.”
–Stephanie Spencer, Co-director of The Table at Christ Presbyterian Church (MN)
“Adam Jeske is a voice for global engagement that inspires and challenges students in today’s world… His compelling words, personal experience, and globally-minded lifestyle allow him to move students to a greater passion and commitment to living a life with others in our world in mind as we follow the call and example of Jesus. And his deep knowledge of social media helps students and staff to more effectively invite others to be part of God’s global Kingdom work in new and creative ways. He was a blessing and transformative agent on our campus at Cornerstone University.” –Chip Huber, Dean of Student Engagement _____________________________________________
April 4, 2014: “Men of Power: Taking Initiative and Serving,” The Vine Church Men’s Retreat, Madison, WI.
March 9, 2014: “Manuscript Bible Study in Mark,” InterVarsity Urban Project, Milwaukee, WI.
February 22-23, 2014: “Connections,” The Table Retreat at Christ Presbyterian Church, Edina, MN.
February 16, 2014: “The Kingdom of God in Matthew 11-19,” Living Word Fellowship, Whitewater, WI.
February 14, 2014: “Technology and Faith,” Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY.
January 29, 2014: “Cross-cultural Ministry: It’s not what you think” (on social media), InterVarsity office’s chapel service, Madison, WI.
November 19, 2013: “Effective use of Social Media in sharing the Gospel: Focus on World Regions,” panel at the Lausanne Global Consultation on the Gospel and Media
November 14, 2013: “How to be an Ambassador for Christ in the Digital Age,” InterVarsity at UW-Platteville.
October 5-12, 2013: facilitating social media efforts for The Price of Life, New York.
September 20, 2013: “Social Media and God’s Global Mission,” North American Mission Leaders Conference, Dallas.
June 7-8, 2013: Chrissy speaks with World Vision Micro at the Collyde Summit, New Jersey.
April 24, 2013: “Social Media and Ministry Partnership Development,” The Funding Your Ministry Symposium, Colorado Springs.
April 19, 2013: “Home,” InterVarsity at the University of Illinois.
March 17, 2013: “Incarnation and Humility,” Perspectives Course, High Point Church, Madison, WI (Chrissy)
January 29, 2013: “Why is Religion Boring?” at Buffalo State
January 25, 2013: “Why Does Human Trafficking Exist and Why Does InterVarsity Care?” at the University of Buffalo. Click here to listen.
January 24, 2013: “Why is Religion Boring?” at the University of Wisconsin
December 9, 2012: High Point Church, Madison, WI
November 29, 2012: “Missions: What a Waste,” InterVarsity at UW-Whitewater.
October 12-13, 2012: Ignite Conference, Minneapolis
October 12, 2012:Bethel University, Minneapolis
October 11, 2012: “You are not important,” at North Central University, Minneapolis
August 29, 2102: “The F-Word: The Biblical Basis for Fun,” at the InterVarsity Chapel
Older: “The Pharisee Inside Me,” at the InterVarsity Chapel. Click here to listen. __________________________________________________
My wife, Chrissy (author of Into the Mud: Inspiration for Everyday Activists, True Stories of Africa) and I frequently speak together. We tell stories from our years in Nicaragua, China, and South Africa, telling of tractor rides with malaria, baseball princesses, cross-cultural mishaps, crashing motorcycles, bribing border officials, and lessons from our friends in hard places. Themes we often speak on include international poverty, personal risk, microfinance, cross-cultural communication, leadership, and Christian faith. Together, Chrissy and I have written This Ordinary Adventure: Settling Down Without Settling. I also speak on these themes alone, as well as on the effective use of social media for good, for both nonprofits and individuals.