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Always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.

1 Peter 3:15b

Williamsburg, VA

Pre-Conference Training - September 23-26, 2019

A Reason For Hope Conference - September 26-28,2019

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Pre-Conference Schedule
Monday, September 23
Tuesday, September 24
Wednesday, September 25
Thursday, September 26
Conference Schedule
Thursday, September 26

4:00pm - 7:00pm        Registration

7:00pm - 8:00pm        Opening Plenary

Kent WhitakerThat Tough First Step to Reconciliation

Kent Whitaker shares his personal story of betrayal, murder, and loss, showing how God redeemed it through forgiveness -- Kent then shares insights into why forgiveness is so hard , why it is so important, and how we can all forgive.

8:00pm - 9:00pm        Reception

Friday, September 27

7:00am - 8:15am          Registration

8:15am - 9:30am          General Session

Rev. Tim Carter - Death Row: Hope in the Darkest Place On Earth

Tim Carter shares how Death Row made him a product of a hopeless environment. By God’s grace, Tim was rescued & transformed into a product of Christ, the hope of Glory. 

9:30am - 9:45am          Break

9:45am - 10:45am        Workshop Session 1

10:45am - 11:15am        Break

11:15am - 12:15pm        Workshop Session 2

12:15pm - 2:00pm        Lunch

2:00pm - 3:00pm         Workshop Session 3

3:00pm - 3:30pm         Break

3:30pm - 4:30pm         Workshop Session 4

4:30pm - 6:30pm         Free Time

6:30pm - 8:30pm         Fellowship Supper

Saturday, September 28

8:15am - 9:30am          General Session

                  Rev. Dr. Celestin MusekuraForgiveness as the Foundation of Reconciliation

Forgiveness happens within interpersonal relationships. Because we live in community of sinners, we are bound to hurt each other both unintentionally and by our sinful nature.  As we live in families and communities, the way we related and treat each other could bless us or cause pain and hurt in our lives and families.  Forgiveness allows us to give up our right to be right and give up the anger, resentment, and bitterness towards our offender. Drawing from my Rwandan experience and the biblical texts, I will guide the participants to understand  the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation and how forgiveness promotes and sustains genuine reconciliation.

9:30am - 9:45am          Break

9:45am - 10:45am        Workshop Session 5

10:45am - 11:00am       Break

11:00am - 11:45am        Closing