*sponsored by Kentucky Baptist Fellowship, in conjunction with Georgetown College’s Center for Christian Discernment & Academic Leadership.
When: February 23-24, 2015
Where: Georgetown College & The Capital in Frankfort, KY
Register by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/payday-loan-debt-trap-conference-advocacy-day-tickets-15200610435
Cost: $10:00 by Feb. 13; $15.00 if registering after Feb. 13.
Students attend free of charge!
Why you should join in:
Hear from our state and national leaders about what individuals and congregations can do to help the most vulnerable and at risk families get out of the payday lending debt trap.
Spend a day advocating for the poor and most vulnerable by meeting with legislators in Frankfort.
Schedule, Monday, Feb 23: Georgetown College
2:00 p.m. Registration and check in
3:30 p.m. Welcome and introductions – Sharon Felton, Faith Baptist, Georgetown & Mark Howell, First Baptist, Frankfort
3:45 p.m. Payday Lending Crash Course – Stephen Reeves – Cooperative Baptist Fellowship/Co-Chair, Faith & Credit Roundtable
4:15 p.m. Stories from the Debt Trap – Scarlett Jasper, KBF Field Personel
4:30 p.m. Break
4:45 p.m. Payday Lending in Kentucky – Dr. Joseph Owens, Pastor, Shiloh Baptist Church, Lexington, member of BUILD & DART
5:15 p.m. Payday Lending at the National Level – Stephen Reeves
5:45 p.m. Stories from the Debt Trap
6:00 p.m. Dinner
Advocacy in Frankfort – Chris Sanders – Kentucky Baptist Fellowship Interim Coordinator, Graham Younger – Advocacy Specialist - Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
Following dinner those planning on going to Frankfort may meet and plan their legislative meetings and strategies.
Schedule, Tuesday, Feb 24: The Capitol, Frankfort
9:00 a.m. - Breakfast, Room 169, Capitol Annex
9:30 a.m. - Visits with Elected Officials
11:30 a.m - Press Conference, Rotunda
12:00 p.m - Lunch in Cafeteria on Your Own
After Lunch - Additional Meetings TBA
2:00 p.m. - Adjournment
The Lord of Hosts says this: Make fair decisions. Show faithful love and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor.”