C4 Conference

2018 C4 Conference

February 20, 2018
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Jackson Center- Research Park Huntsville, Al

Registration will be available soon.

Why C4?

On Feb 20, people from the business, faith, and non-profit communities, government offices and the private sector will come together for the 5th annual “CornerStone Conference for Community Compassion” (C4) The purpose of this annual conference has always been to bring together people who have a heart to see positive and lasting change come to the most vulnerable of communities. We gather for the common goal of seeking the best practices in bringing  hope and opportunity to the hurting.
This year’s conference will focus specifically on the fact that lasting change cannot be realized until we address the barriers of race and class in our community. We will be challenged to consider our own implicit biases, especially those we are unaware of. We will be inspired and equipped to take specific steps towards engaging in rich and diverse friendships across racial and socioeconomic lines as we seek reconciliation with our “neighbors.”
Can we really say we love others who are not “like us” while choosing to ignore or dismiss the things that grieve them and create fear in their lives? Can we say “you are my neighbor” but never invite someone living in poverty to join tables of leadership in our churches, boards, and organizations? Do we really love our neighbors if we continue to use terms like “us” and “them?”
Join us as we dig deep into the heart of issues that threaten to rip at the core of our communities and churches. Together, let’s take a fresh look at how the Gospel directs us to love others as we love ourselves. Let’s leave with tools in hand to take the next step towards awareness, action and new friendships.

Speakers

Check out Bryan’s websites:
BryanLoritts.co
Bryan’s Twitter
Bryan’s Youtube

Brian Loritts

Bio
Pastor Bryan Loritts is the privileged husband of Korie, and the graced father of three sons- Quentin, Myles and Jaden. He serves the Abundant Life Christian Fellowship of Silicon Valley, California, as the Lead Pastor.

An award winning author of five books (God on Paper; A Cross Shaped Gospel; Letters to a Birmingham Jail; Right Color/Wrong Culture and Saving the Saved: How Jesus Saves us from Try- harder Christianity into Performance-Free Love- which was given the Christianity Today Award of Merit), Pastor Bryan Loritts co-founded Fellowship Memphis in 2003, and later founded The Kainos Movement- an organization committed to seeing the multiethnic church become the new normal in our world.

In addition to his responsibilities as a pastor, Bryan travels extensively throughout the world preaching the Good News of Jesus Christ at conferences and events, as well as serving on the board of trustees for Biola University and PineCove Christian Camps.

Check out Devyn’s twitter:

Devyn’s Twitter

Devyn Keith

Bio
Huntsville native, Councilman Devyn S. Keith is a proud product of the city’s large community network. As an accomplished student-athlete at Sparkman High School, Devyn went on to attend Samford University on a full athletic scholarship, concentrating his studies in Human Development and Family Science. During his time at Samford, he started a nonprofit called Brothers of 1 Voice or BO1V, aimed at educating, empowering, and advocating for youth who have aged out of state support services. He was also involved with a number of Birmingham City based programs that worked to increase public awareness, municipal accountability and civic engagement.

He went on to further his education at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, where he received his Master’s in Public Administration. Through his education and working relationships with leaders at the federal, state and local levels in Boston, Devyn learned innovative ways to work around pragmatic politics, policy, and procedures to accomplish sustainable goals. Despite opportunities extended for him to plant in Boston or the D.C. area, Devyn wanted to return home to North Huntsville, where he could help in the continued efforts to build up a community that helped build him.

On November 7th of 2016, Devyn became the youngest elected official in the history of Huntsville, Alabama. He is a believer in open-interface and diverse government, and continues to work on his ability to analytically review issues, objectively identify resources, and create viable solutions. His outlook on increasing civic engagement, progressive policies, and positive perspectives have been a mainstay throughout his career, and will remain at the forefront of his tenure as the District 1 Representative of the Huntsville City Council.

What people are saying about C4?

Tesha and Todd share about C4.

2018 C4 Conference

February 20, 2018
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Jackson Center- Research Park Huntsville, Al

Registration will be available soon.