Calendar of Events
In 2005 the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary declared that the #1 Word of the Year was “integrity”. The corporate scandals of the day brought the issue of integrity front and center. People were seeking a source to define it for them. It is the character trait that is often the difference between sustained and failed leadership. It is as true today as it was two thousand years ago. Jesus aligned all that He did on the truth of scripture. He was questioned and challenged on numerous issues. There was a constant demand for His words and actions to align. Integrity may have been the most searched for term in Jesus’ era as well.
National Speaker: TBD
Humility, the place of total dependence on God, is our primary duty and highest good. “Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not demand and cling to His rights as God. He made Himself nothing; He took the humble position of a slave and appeared in human form.”
National Speaker: Ed Kobel
When leaders are called upon by the Lord to be courageous, they are expected to defend, represent, live out and sometimes share their faith. Peter wrote later in his life, “Always be ready to give an answer for the hope that is within you.” The questions Peter was referring to were similar to the pointed question that Jesus asked of him, “Who do you think that I am?”
National Speaker: Chuck Bengochea
How could one solitary life be so profound and have such a lasting impact on so many? How did Jesus’ impact become worldwide when He and his closest followers never traveled more than seventy-five miles from their obscure home district of Galilee? Why has His life shaped and stirred so many debates? Jesus never attended a university – wrote a book – held political office. He never lived in a city of regional influence like Jerusalem nor visited a city of worldwide impact like Athens or Rome. He did none of those things one usually associated with greatness. He had no credentials but Himself. What then did Jesus embody that enabled Him and defined Him? What shaped his unrivaled legacy? Love. What will you leave as your Legacy?
National Speaker: John Rivers