Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Location: Tate 473
The speaker for the CFF monthly meeting will be Mr. Tony Kitchens. Tony is a field director for Prison Fellowship in Georgia and North Florida. Prior to coming to the Prison Fellowship, he worked with the Governor’s Office of Transition, Support and Reentry, the Department of Community Supervision, and was one of the founding team members of the Georgia Prisoner Reentry Initiative. He is the architect of the Restorative Reentry/Reintegration methodology and a Charles W. Colson scholar. He graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Argosy University and received his graduate certificate in reentry leadership from the Institute of Prison Ministries at Wheaton College. Mr. Kitchens will address what Christian ministries and churches, and specifically Prison Fellowship, are doing in helping former prisoners transition back into society after being released from incarceration. The title of his talk is “Unlocking Second Chances for Returning Citizens.” An abstract of his talk is below.
Abstract: All people are created in God’s image and no life is beyond God’s reach. As believers who have experienced the ultimate second chance through Christ’s sacrifice, we have unparalleled capacity to welcome former prisoners and to advocate for reforms that promote full restoration. We continue the process of spiritual restoration many people experience in prison when we provide second chances for them to participate as valued members of churches and communities on the outside.
We will provide a light complimentary lunch if your RSVP by Tuesday, March 6, by 5 pm. You can RSVP by filling out the form below.