Plan to join members of Transformation and Stone Hill Churches 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: Earnest 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

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

11:15-12:00                     Panel

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).