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Faith & Action Spring Conference 2017 Agenda
8:30 a.m.    Registration & Continental Breakfast
Café 
8:45 a.m.    Gathering & Opening Music
      Directed by Fran and Cheryl Wyatt, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
                    Shelton Auditorium
9:00 a.m.    Welcoming Remarks
                     Mayor Joe Hogsett, City of Indianapolis
                     Shelton Auditorium
9:10 a.m.    Faith & Action Project Vision 
                     Matthew Myer Boulton, Ph.D., President of the Christian Theological Seminary
Shelton Auditorium
9:20 a.m.   Keynote Presentation:  Robert Lupton, philanthropist and best-selling author
Shelton Auditorium
Lupton will share the shockingly toxic effects that modern charity has on the people meant to benefit from it, as well as new models for charitable groups that want to help – not sabotage – those whom they desire to serve.
10:20 a.m.  Morning Break 
      Refreshments provided in the CTS café  
10:30 a.m.   Breakout Sessions (Pick One)
Breakout #1:  Jodi Pfarr, aha! Process Consultant
Effectively Living and Working in a Diverse World/The Power of Diversity
Room 122
Jodi Pfarr is an entertaining diversity trainer who’s lived and worked in rural and urban settings. She’ll tell stories that illustrate her hands-on experience within the criminal justice system, as well as social service, religious and nonprofit organizations.
Breakout #2: Panel Discussion
Common Room
Nathan Day Wilson, CTS development officer, will moderate a discussion with the following panelists.
· Betsy Delgado, vice president of mission advancement, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, will discuss combatting poverty with two-generation strategies.
· Pastor Damon Lynch, III, one of Cincinnati’s most prominent Black pastors , will talk about his work using asset-based approaches to problem solving and development.
· Keith Wildstyle Paschall, a local asset-based community development trainer, as well as a gifted storyteller, artist, mechanic and music promoter, will draw from his experiences. 
Breakout #3: Deputy Mayor David Hampton, City of Indianapolis and Senior Pastor, Light of the World Christian Church
Shelton Auditorium
Leah Gunning Francis, CTS Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, will moderate a discussion with Dr. Hampton.
Dr. David A. Hampton brings to the conference the unique perspective of serving as senior pastor of one of the city’s largest African-American congregations as well as deputy mayor of neighborhood engagement.
11:45 a.m.   Lunch 
Boxed lunches provided outside of Shelton Auditorium 
12:15 p.m.   Breakout Sessions (Pick One)
Breakout #1:  Jodi Pfarr, aha! Process Consultant
Effectively Living and Working in a Diverse World/The Power of Diversity
       Room 122
Jodi Pfarr is an entertaining diversity trainer who’s lived and worked in rural and urban settings. She’ll tell stories that illustrate her hands-on experience of within the criminal justice system, as well as social service, religious and nonprofit organizations.
Breakout #2: Panel Discussion
Common Room
Nathan Day Wilson, CTS development officer, will moderate a discussion with the following panelists.
· Betsy Delgado, vice president of mission advancement, Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana, will discuss combatting poverty with two-generation strategies.
· Pastor Damon Lynch, III, one of Cincinnati’s most prominent Black pastors , will talk about his work using asset-based approaches to problem solving and development.
· Keith Wildstyle Paschall, a local asset-based community development trainer, as well as a gifted storyteller, artist, mechanic and music promoter, will draw from his experiences. 
Breakout #3: Deputy Mayor David Hampton, City of Indianapolis and Senior Pastor, Light of the World Christian Church
Shelton Auditorium
Leah Gunning Francis, CTS Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, will moderate a discussion with Dr. Hampton.
Dr. David A. Hampton brings to the conference the unique perspective of serving as senior pastor of one of the city’s largest African-American congregations as well as deputy mayor of neighborhood engagement.
1:30 p.m.     Afternoon Break 
                      Refreshments provided in the CTS café  
1:45 p.m.      Dr. Gregory C. Ellison, II, professor of pastoral care and counseling, Candler School of Theology at Emory University
Shelton Auditorium
Dr. Ellison will share how his Fearless Dialogue theory and research-based exercises create spaces for transformation like none other. Ellison believes fearless dialogues bridges the gap by creating spaces to see the invisible, hear the silenced, and work for change for self and others.
3 p.m.      Music by Eastern Star Church Choir
Directed by Mr. Larry Wilson
                       Room: Shelton Auditorium 
3:10 p.m.      Closing Remarks by Matthew Myer Boulton 
                       Shelton Auditorium
3:15 p.m. Mandatory Grant Info Session for Grant Applicants (30 minutes)
        Room 122
All organizations planning to apply for a Faith & Action Project grant are required to attend a 30-minute information session.