2019 C4 Conference
FEBRUARY 26, 2019 • 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
The Jackson Center • 6001 Moquin Drive NW • Huntsville, AL 35806
Is your organization in danger of Mission Drift? Knowing your mission is good. Staying on mission is difficult. Unfortunately mission drift happens in organizations and also in the hearts of individuals. At C4 Conference this year, we will discuss the importance of knowing and protecting mission and how pursuing our unique mission not only benefits us, but those we collaborate with.
Keynote Speaker: Peter Greer
Peter Greer is President and CEO of HOPE International, a global Christ-centered microenterprise development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance advisor in Cambodia and Zimbabwe and managing director of Urwego Community Bank in Rwanda. He is a graduate of Messiah College and received a master’s in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School. Peter has coauthored over 10 books, including Mission Drift which was selected as a 2015 Book Award Winner from Christianity Today. More important than his occupation is his role as husband to Laurel and dad to Keith, Liliana, and Myles.
C4 PM – Special Pre-conference Session
The Giver and the Gift with Peter Greer
[For Executive Directors, Directors of Development/Fundraising, and Donors]
Limited to 125 participants
Monday evening, February 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Dinner Included)
Cyn Sheas Café, 415 Church Street NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35801
Session 1: Mission Drift in Organizations
Why do so many businesses, churches, and non-profits wander from their mission while others stay the course? Can drift be prevented?
Even if your organization is mission true now, it’s wise to look for ways to inoculate yourself against drift. You will discover what you can do to prevent drift or get back on track and protect what matters most.
Session 2: Mission Drift and the Individual
This session is a call to remember why we serve and to increase our awareness of blind spots that lead to drift. We will explore common challenges facing those who serve and be challenged to rediscover the heart of true service.
Session 3: Rooting for Rivals
This session explores how organizations can multiply their impact by cooperating rather than competing with others. We will challenge the dominant paradigm of competition, which hinders the flourishing of many businesses, ministries, and non-profits.
Throughout the course of our day, the schedule will include several strategic opportunities to collaborate with those you arrived with and network with those you did not.