Transformation Church and Stone Hill Church are joining together for the inaugural ColorBOLD Conference.
Saturday, May 20, 9:00am- 12:30pm.
ColorBOLD will equip you with tools to better live out gospel unity across ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic lines. “As Christians, we do not want to ignore; we want to engage.” One of the beauties of this conference is that the speakers don’t claim to be formally-trained experts in these areas. ColorBOLD will not be an academic conference on the topic of unity. Rather, the emphasis will be on shared experiences, on real-life discovery, on doing life together with people of other backgrounds. Come and learn with us!
Plenary and Breakout Speakers with topics
Plenary Speaker: Ernest Grant -- The Gospel and the Colorblind Conundrum
Ernest Cleo Grant, II is a pastor, writer, community advocate, and urban apologist. He serves at Epiphany Fellowship Church of Camden, New Jersey and his role focuses on community outreach and civic engagement. He holds a degree in Earth Science and worked at a large Environmental Investigation/Remediation firm before completing his Master’s at Reformed Theological Seminary (D.C). He’s currently pursuing his Doctor of Education at Richard Stockton University and is a frequent contributor to Christianity Today, Desiring God, The Star-Ledger, and a host of other publications. He’s married to his college sweetheart, Sarah, and the two have a daughter and one on the way.
Breakout speaker: Delonte Harrod--Racism is a Church Problem
Deloate Harrod is a journalist that lives in Maryland along with his wife and three kids. Mr. Harrod graduated with a MA in Journalism from Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. There he studied the basic principles in journalism, Christianity and the intersection of theology, culture, technology and racism.
Breakout speaker: Mark Catlin-- White Guilt, Shame, and the Gospel
Mark is co-founder and executive director of the Novum Institute, whose vision is to see every Christian pursuing all of life as ministry. He grew up in Birmingham, AL where he also completed his undergraduate work at Samford University. He then moved to the Boston area to attend Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, earning his Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Biblical Languages, while also serving as a youth director in the inner city of Lynn. Mark is now working to finish his dissertation on the book of Isaiah to complete a doctoral program in Old Testament at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. After moving to Princeton in 2012 to do campus ministry, Mark has been active in writing about and pursuing racial justice from a theological perspective. He and his wife, Kimberly, reside in Princeton with their four children Sam, Molly, Sara, and Andrew.
Breakout speakers: Tone Bellamy and Matt Ristuccia -- Inter-generational Silence
8:30-9:00 Registration and bagels
9:00-9:15 Welcome and opening worship led by Transformation Church band
9:15- 10:00 Plenary Session: Earnest Grant -- The Gospel and the Colorblind Conundrum
10:05-11:00 Breakout Sessions
11:00- 11:15 Break
12:00- 12:30 Closing Session
We encourage you to save some time after the conference to go offsite for lunch with others from the conference (at your own expense).