This November 16th, John Perkins will be our keynote speaker at our annual Catalyst Forum. Born and raised in Mississippi in the 1930s-40s, John rose above incredible poverty and racism to become one of the true heroes of our time. He is a great man whom God has used to teach and equip the Body of Christ in holistic ministry across our nation. Being around John is like being around one of the Apostles.
Dr. Perkins recently received the 2005 Leadership Award from the Center for Public Justice as a “pioneer in equipping Christian citizens to transform communities, mentor to young leaders, defender of the poor, and advocate for justice and racial reconciliation in the service of Jesus Christ.” He expresses the heartbeat of Catalyst from his book Beyond Charity,
“It is time for the church, yes, the whole church, to take a whole gospel on a whole mission to the whole world. It is time for us to exhibit by our very lives that we believe in the oneness of the Body of Christ. It is time for us to prove that the purpose of the gospel is to reconcile alienated people to God and to each other, across racial, cultural, social and economic barriers. It is time for the reconciling love of God that has touched each individual heart to spill over into love for our neighbor.”
Attached is a document that summarizes his life story. John Perkins represents so powerfully what Catalyst is all about—transforming Lake County for good!
Mark your calendar for November 16th and register today online at www.catalystweb.org.
Viva la revolution,
Catalyst One Church. Many Congregations.
ANNUAL CATALYST FORUM
Thursday, November 16, 2006
9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Register online today for this one-day conference
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