By Cynthia Minor
Special to The PREVIEW
Heroes. Everyone wants to be one, but have we lost our ability to see the heroic moment? Or, if we do see it, are we prepared to respond?
“Heroes” is the theme of the 2015 THRIVE (formerly Pagosa Pregnancy Support Center) fundraising banquet. This event will take place on Thursday evening, Sept. 10, at Centerpoint Church, located at 2750 Cornerstone Drive. Check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner and the program will take place from 6 to 8 p.m.
This year’s event features Marc Newman, Ph.D., founder and president of Speaker For Life, as the keynote speaker. Men will especially appreciate Newman’s style, which is just the right combination of humor and power. His heroes message challenges them to step up and reclaim their position as fearless defenders of the weak and oppressed.
Newman is the former director of speech and debate at the University of California at Irvine and currently teaches in the doctoral program in the School of Communication and the Arts at Regent University. He has trained speakers in the public and private sectors for over 25 years.
In addition to teaching, Newman gives humorous and insightful presentations on the power of persuasion, both spoken and in the mass media, at national conventions, churches and for community service organizations. He also heads MovieMinistry.com — a site that helps Christians use movies to reach out to others. He has appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor” and in Time Magazine. His articles appear on The Christian Post, Catholic Exchange and on hundreds of other websites.
If you’d like to make plans to attend this inspiring and important banquet that supports THRIVE, reservations may be made by calling 264-5963 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to his presentation at the Thursday night banquet, Newman will also address ministry leaders at a pastors’ breakfast at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 11.
Anyone involved in church leadership is invited to attend this event at Crossroad Christian Fellowship, 1044 Park Ave. Please email email@example.com or call 731-4384 to reserve your place for breakfast.