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Malone University students to host Christian leadership conference Katartizo on November 23

November 20, 2013 | Release # 6777

Brandon CastCollege of Theology, Arts, and Sciences. Malone University's Leadership and Staff Dynamics/Ministry class will host a one-day seminar, Katartizo, on Saturday, November 23 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio.

The event offers the opportunity to gain effective leadership skills through seminars, guest speakers, and activities – as well as networking opportunities with other leaders. Cost is $35 at the door or $15 for students. Ministry leaders such as pastors, youth pastors, student leaders, volunteers, and church staff are welcome to attend. Price includes lunch, dinner, coffee, and refreshments.

Guest speaker is missionary and founder of Generation Akron, Brandon Kightlinger. Brandon has spearheaded programs and worked with a team of leaders in the creation of initiatives including God.Bar, TKOVR (Youth Culture), the Hope Assembly Initiative, and "Man Class."

The name Katartizo encompasses the purpose of the event. In the Greek, Katartizo means to equip, put in order, adjust, and strengthen. Seminars include:

  • Theology of Worship
  • Self-Care: Avoiding the Burnout
  • Technology in Ministry
  • Sports + The Church
  • Creating and Sustaining a Leadership team
  • Spiritual Disciplines
  • Cognitive and Spiritual Development of Youth
  • Making Disciples Who Make Disciples

The day will also include time for worship, networking and group activities.

Presented with the assistance of sponsorships from Chick-fil-A, Starbucks Coffee, and Fazoli's.

For more information about the Department of Theology at Malone University, please click here.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
fgubznf+znybar+rqh Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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