Black College Students Gather

The Impact Movement to train students on Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend.

The Impact Movement, an international organization that aims to positively influence the African American community through faith and action, continues its series of regional conferences January 18-21, 2008, in Atlanta, Chicago and Washington D.C.

The Impact Movement is a partner ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ.

Gospel music artist FLAME will be among featured guests at the Chicago conference.

"I thoroughly appreciate the work that The Impact Movement is doing for the Kingdom of God," says FLAME. "I am ecstatic about being a part of an event to help further train leaders who will contextualize the gospel for the urban community."

The purpose of the conference is to provide opportunities for young people to gather with hundreds of their peers for biblical teaching, worship and training for making an impact in their spheres of influence.

"There is a move among young people to speak to the needs of our community and to take their place as leaders both in this country and around the world,” said Charles Gilmer, president of The Impact Movement. “Those who gather at these conferences are the hope of the future of the African American community."

The theme of the regional conferences is Paid in Full and stems from Colossians 2:13-14 which communicates that the debt and weight of our sins has been paid in full through Jesus Christ.

The Impact Movement takes the truth of Jesus Christ to the campus, community and world by producing African American leaders who are spiritually focused, financially responsible and morally fit. An international ministry with a presence on more than 100 college campuses, the organization is noted for its biennial national conference that has hosted more than 14,000 participants. The next national conference will be held in Atlanta, December 27, 2008 to January 1, 2009. For more information, visit www.impactmovement.com.