On Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16, EmpowerWest will be holding a “What’s Next” conference at St. Stephen Church. On Friday night, there will be a brief time of worship and then breakout sessions focused on different areas of emphasis, including Education, Asset Based Community Development, and Business and Entrepreneurship Development.  The evening sessions will begin at 6:00.  More information here.

On Saturday morning, there will be a breakfast and worship time.  The keynote speaker is (I’m not exaggerating here) one of the preeminent American Old Testament scholars of the past 50 years, Dr. Walter Brueggemann.  More information is available here.

EmpowerWest is an evolving work in progress.  Here is the newly minted vision statement: EmpowerWest, a coalition of Louisville area pastors and churches, seeks to unleash the educational, economic, and spiritual power of West Louisville residents so that they might maximize their God-given potential and capacity.

If you would like to read more about EmpowerWest’s ideas and priorities, click here.