BRIDGING THE GAP: 2020 VIRTUAL MEN’S SUMMIT

Racial Reconciliation Through Worship & Fellowship

November 14th, 2020  |  9:00 AM EST – 3:30 PM EST

Ephesians 4:2-4 NLT

About The Virtual Summit

St. James, Alpharetta First and Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Churches are coming together for a virtual men’s summit: Bridging the Gap – Racial Reconciliation through Worship and Fellowship.

At a time when our country is so divided, it has become increasingly important to have tough conversations – conversations that birth life and community. Over the summer, men from St. James UMC and Alpharetta First UMC participated in a 4-week bible study focusing on racial reconciliation that yielded the desire for further collaboration. With a continued desire to build on insight, empathy and create relationship, Mount Pisgah UMC has now joined the conversation to engage in a men’s summit bringing men of varied ethnicities and backgrounds together.

RSVP by November 4, 2020*  Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this impactful and meaningful discussion.

This event is free and open to the public.  

*A ZOOM meeting link will be provided after registration closes.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Crawford Loritts

Dr. Crawford Loritts is a nationally known speaker, author and pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, GA.  Dr. He is an ordained minister who attended Cairn University in Philadelphia, PA graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible with an emphasis on pastoral studies. Dr. Loritts is well-traveled, preaching in churches, evangelistic outreaches, conferences, in colleges and seminaries. He has been the featured speaker at Super Bowls, NCAA Final Four Chapel, and the Pentagon with senior military officers.  Dr. Loritts was selected to serve on Chick-fil-A’s first Board of Directors in 2015.

Dr. Randy Ross

Dr. Randy Ross is a compelling communicator, craftsman of culture and bestselling author of multiple books, including his latest book entitled, Relationomics: Business Powered by Relationships.  Working with brands like GE Appliances, Cox Communications, Compass Group, Chick-fil-A, Keller Williams and the Intercontinental Hotel Group, he has inspired and enabled countless people to find new passion and purpose in their work, work better together in teams and have greater influence and impact. Dr. Ross helps people find what they really like, while building healthier relationships and pursuing a passion beyond self.

Detailed Synopsis: 

The purpose of this summit is to engage in difficult, yet important conversations focusing on race and reconciliation. Keeping Christ at the center, relationship building and cultivation of community is at the heart of this event. The summit will be a one-day virtual conference that will take you on a journey through reflection, repentance and reconciliation. As men, we believe we have the obligation to confront the ugliness that we are faced with every day. In order to do this effectively, a condemnation-free zone must be cultivated in which to engage truth. Trained facilitators will help guide discussion and support you through sharing personal stories, testimonies of pain and triumph as well as opportunities for learning and growth. Through this, we can manifest love and understanding and be an example in a world that so desperately needs light. Ultimately, we want to do a better job of living together in a community of Christ.

The day will be broken up into three main sessions. Each session will build upon the next resulting in a forward-action plan with tangible steps that you can take back to your families and communities. 

Session 1 – Reflection: Taking a look at the past and the influences that have shaped perceptions and beliefs. 

Session 2 – Repentance: Q&A with pastors from all 3 churches. 

Session 3 – Revival: Re-imagining ways beloved community can be birthed through these trying times. 

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