The Urban Economics & Ministry Conference The theme for the 2014 Urban Economics and Ministry Conference is “The Urban Church as a Catalyst for Human Flourishing.”  The focus will be on poverty, wealth creation in urban contexts, and education.  Speakers include Dr. Tony Beckham, a noted business consultant and scholar, Mr. Ryan Bomberger, the Chief Creative Officer of the Radiance Foundation, and Mr. Jim Petty of the Children’s Jubilee Fund of Philadelphia.  The conference will take place on February 6-7, 2014. Registration for the workshop is $20 for students and $40 for non-students.
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2014 Urban Economics and Ministry Conference Schedule
(All sessions will be held in RC 250 and meals will be in the RC Lane)

Thursday, February 6, 2014
9:00 AM: Registration (Riley Center South Lobby)
10:00 AM: Chapel (MacGorman Chapel)
11:30 AM:  Opening Lunch (Riley Center Lane)
Session I: 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM—Dr. Tony Beckham
2:45-3:00 PM—Break
Session II: 3:00 PM-4:45 PM—Dr. Craig Vincent Mitchell
5:00 PM: Dinner
               Keynote: Dr. Tony Beckham
6:30 PM-8:30 PM: Documentary Screening: Waiting for Superman

Friday, February 7, 2014
8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast (outside RC 250)
Session III: 9:00 AM-10:45 AM—Mr. Ryan Bomberger
10:45 AM-11:00 PM—Break
Session IV:  11:00 AM-12:45—Dr. Jim Petty
12:45 PM-2:00 PM—Lunch
Session V:  2:00 PM-3:45 PM—Mr. Earnest Alexander
3:45 PM-4:00 PM—Break
Session VI:  4:00 PM-5:45 PM—Panel Discussion                 
6:0 0PM: Dinner

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