Kent Annan is author of Slow Kingdom Coming (2016), After Shock(2011), and Following Jesus through the Eye of the Needle (2009). He is cofounder of Haiti Partners and a senior fellow at Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute. He’s on the board of directors of Equitas Group, a philanthropic foundation focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He’s a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Palm Beach Atlantic University (B.A.). www.kentannan.com
A Weekend with
at First Presbyterian Lancaster
Saturday, September 15
1:30pm – 3:30pm
Choosing Focus: A Workshop for Church Mission Teams
Explore with Kent the five practices of his book Slow Kingdom Coming: Practices for Doing Justice, Loving Mercy and Walking Humbly in the World. Local churches are invited to bring your team to dialogue and reflect on what they are doing in mission and to consider how slowness and focus might enrich your ministry.
Sunday, September 16
Young Adult Lunch with Kent
College-age students and young adults are invited to share a meal with Kent prior to his 2:00pm public talk. No cost to attend. RSVP requested to Carly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Living the Golden Rule with Imagination
Jesus tells us to do to others as you would have them to do to you. But too often we rush into action without listening, imagining or respecting the rights of those in our path whom we serve. Kent will challenge us to slow down in the practice of service through stories of his work in Haiti as we become people who do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with God.
All events listed above are offered at no cost to attendees.
Questions? Contact Sarah Sgro: email@example.com.
“Kent Annan is doing some of the most redemptive work on the planet….he steps back from all the action to consider the practices, prayer and disciplined reflection that sustains the work of justice. Slow Kingdom Coming is about going slow in a fast world, going deep in a shallow world and going far in a world that likes shortcuts.”
~Shane Claiborne, speaker, activist, author