by Phillip Holmes, Co-Founder
The Impact Conference is the largest gathering of African American college students we know of. Jemar and I have attended the Impact Conference for the last two years as exhibitors and always return excited about what God is doing among young Black students.
At the last Impact Conference I sat down with Erin Burton who serves as Field Event Programmer with the Impact Movement. She is responsible for “creating and mobilizing staff to execute an exciting, motivating environment for students to learn of Christ, experience Him and take what they’ve learned to the campus, community, and world.”
Erin and I had a productive conversation as we discussed questions like:
1) What is the Impact Conference and how did it get started?
The Impact Conference “is the rallying point or hallmark of the Impact Movement which is a ministry of evangelism and discipleship which seeks to develop leaders of African descent.”
2)Why ethnic-specific ministry? Why focus specifically on students of African descent?
“We want people to know Christ in a language that they speak…And there are people [in America] that are not reached because you’re not speaking their language.”
3)How is the Impact Conference different from other conferences and why should people attend? Should only Blacks attend?
“Absolutely White people should attend. Asian people–anybody! God is so beautiful with the colors that He has created in His people…I wish that anybody would come and experience this.”
4)How has Impact impacted her faith?
“Oh my goodness! I mean…Wow!”
5)How does one get involved with Impact? How does one give to Impact?
“I think the conference is a great way to get involved with Impact. also hitting up our website: impactmovement.org and getting hold of some of the resources there.”
If you would like to support Erin Burton specifically you can give here.
If you would like to give to the Impact Movement’s general fund click here.
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