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Nov 17, 2019 | Rev. Rich Havard

Risky Faith

    This Sunday, our guest preacher will be Rev. Rich Havard.  He is the executive director of The Inclusive Collective/A Christian Movement.  Rich, a native Southerner, Rich grew up in Gloster, Mississippi – a small town with a population of 960. After calling Alabama and Georgia home for seven years, Rich moved to Chicago in 2014 to work as a Church Starting Resident at Urban Village Church. After his one-year residency program, Rich became Pastor and Executive Director of the Inclusive Collective and has spent the past four years leading the relaunch of this ministry. He feels called by God to create faith communities where all people are both truly welcome and invited to follow Jesus with all they've got . Rich holds a BA in Religion from Samford University in Birmingham, AL, and a Master of Divinity from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. He has also completed intensive training in non-profit leadership through North Park University and in anti-racism through Crossroads. Rich is a frequent retreat leader and speaker, has taught in the Theological Studies Program at Lee Arrendale State Prison, and also co-leads the Interfaith Religious Workers Association at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Inclusive Collective is a ministry partner of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rich's message this week is on 'RISKY FAITH" and takes a look at Matthew 25:14-30.



    "So inspiring.  It helps us think to share our gift & talents & not to fear!" - Anonymous