Who is Invited
This portion of the COGL Network Retreat is open to the public. Racial Equity and healing is one of our primary values. We’ve had the privilege to partner with several local organizations passionate about seeing systemic racism dealt with and equal opportunity provided to all Americans regardless of nationality or cultural affiliation. We are being intentional to partner with One Love Global and the TRHT (Michigan Truth and Racial Healing Transformation) Movement recently launched in Lansing. We invite you to come and listen. We encourage you to come humbly, come prayerfully and come ready to make a difference, but most of of come willing to love. This will be a powerful night where Dr. John Perkins will share his personal story of a journey through painful experiences as a result of racism in our country and how he found peace. He will share ways we’ve had victory and seen progress and areas where we are needed to engage and challenge our current culture to bring about change. The space is limited so register today.
COGL Network is a NON-Profit organization so the fee is nominal and will only cover the cost of our speaker and venues. Your donation is helping us change systemic racism in our state as we partner with multiple organizations to create change..
Who is Dr. Perkins
Dr. John M. Perkins was born into Mississippi poverty, the son of a sharecropper. He fled to California when he was 17 after his older brother was murdered by a town marshal.
Although Dr. Perkins vowed never to return, in 1960 after he accepted Christ, he returned to his boyhood home to share the gospel of Christ with those still living in the region. His outspoken support and leadership role in civil rights demonstrations resulted in repeated harassment, imprisonment, and beatings.
Today, Dr. Perkins is president of the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation of Jackson, Mississippi. He is one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the American civil rights movement. He is also an internationally known author, speaker, and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation and Christian community development.
Despite dropping out of school in the third grade, Dr. Perkins is an author and international speaker and teacher on issues of racial reconciliation, leadership, and community development. For his tireless work, he received honorary doctorates from Wheaton College, Gordon College, Huntington College, Geneva College, Spring Arbor University, North Park College, and Belhaven College. In 2006, he was named distinguished visiting professor at Seattle Pacific University.
He is the author of nine books including A Quiet Revolution, Let Justice Roll Down, With Justice For All, Beyond Charity, He’s My Brother, Resurrecting Hope, and A Time to Heal. He has written numerous chapters in other books. John Perkins formally served on the board of directors of World Vision, Prison Fellowship, National Association of Evangelicals, Spring Arbor University, as well as 15 other boards.
In 2004, Perkins partnered with Seattle Pacific University to launch the campus-based John Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development. The Center is a first-of-its-kind partnership and what Dr. Perkins describes as “the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.”
JJ Weeks Band will be performing Saturday, August 26th on the Main Stage at the Sun Dried Music Festival in Mason, MI at 4pm. They will also be leading a worship service at the festival on Sunday, August 27th at 11:00 AM. The Sun Dried Music Festival is a “one of a kind, free music festival in historic downtown Mason, MI, Featuring a variety of FREE live entertainment on two stages!” This is the first time a Christian artist is playing the Festival. Come support this FREE concert as we make an impact!
COGL is pleased to be partnering with CRU, Reach and Love Lansing, and Salt and Light Global to bring Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray to Lansing! Their topic is titled “A Post Mortem On The Post Truth Culture”. The event will be held at the Breslin Center and is open to the public, no tickets needed.
We want to challenge every church to partner with this free event. Ravi is a world renowned evangelist. If you or your church have friends and family members who have questions about God – this is the perfect opportunity for them to “Ask Anything.” Ravi is best know for his eloquent answers to individual’s most difficult questions about God. His gracious and powerful answers quicken heartfelt responses to the gospel from questioners. CRU is still seeking a few more financial partners to sponsor this event as well. Contact them as soon as possible. Click here or call Loren Darling at (843)222-4532 for more information.