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T.D. JAKES LAUNCHES THINK TANKS TO ADDRESS ‘RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES’ TOPICS:  #METOO, SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ETC.

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DALLAS (April 9, 2018)  Bishop T.D. Jakes, thought-leader and New York Times best-selling author of SOAR, is assembling both national and global leaders for the 2018 International Pastors & Leadership Conference  held April 17 – April 21  at The Potter’s House where he serves as senior pastor.  Thousands are expected to hear from prominent leaders on topics of social relevance.

Originated in 2015, the Global Think Tanks were designed to offer many of the country’s great thinkers, leaders and voices a platform to safely participate and address some of the most sensitive and salient subjects from a faith point of view. The International Pastors & Leadership conference is amongst the premier conferences with a mission to transform communities through the ministries they serve.

2018 Global Think Tanks:

 

Social Entrepreneurship – Wednesday, April 18 at 6 p.m. CDT

Leveraging startup companies and using entrepreneurs to develop and fund solutions to social, cultural and environmental issues are key focuses of social entrepreneurs. This Global Think Tank will focus on how individuals are responding to it and how citizens can take the steps to change the world and their businesses for the better.  Featured panelists include Alfred Edmonds and Dr. Field Harrison.

 

#MeToo: Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace – Thursday, April 19 at 2 p.m. CDT

What started as a hashtag on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, in the workplace was soon followed by one of the largest campaigns led by women uniting their voices around the need for reform, accountability and change. This think tank addresses these issues head on and aims to offer tactics for improving the lives of those affected within business and ministries.  Moderated by Monique Presley.

 

Serving Five Generations – Friday, April 20 at 2 p.m. CDT

Leading, employing and ministering to a multi-generational congregation is a reality that thousands of leaders face daily. Gaining a competitive advantage and properly addressing the various needs of all becomes paramount to existing leaders and leaders of tomorrow.

 

Press interested in securing media credentials may submit requests to publicrelations@tdjakes.org

 

Credentialing closes Thursday, April 12 at Noon. For b-roll/photos please contact media contact above.

 About The Potter’s House

Located in Dallas, The Potter’s House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher” and as one of the nation’s “25 Most Influential Evangelicals.” The Potter’s House has four locations; The Potter’s House of Dallas, The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, The Potter’s House of North Dallas, and The Potter’s House of Denver.  www.thepottershouse.org

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