Sunday, September 1, 2013

Breaking the Cycle of Incarceration
in Your Community:
A Holistic Approach to Restoring Hearts,
Minds and Lives

Movement Day 2013 Track
Focuses on Helping People Affected By Crime

Crime is nothing new. In fact, it’s as old as life itself, especially in urban areas. Confronted with the soaring cost of crime and the high toll incarceration takes on individuals, families, victims and the economy – cities need help. Working toward building safer communities we envision a finely-tuned collaboration of churches, organizations and public policy advocates, working collectively and proactively through educational programs to change hearts and the culture, to restore the community.

We expect to deepen existing relationships and form new, creative partnerships – so together – we can help meet the accumulating needs faced by the individual prisoner, ex-prisoners, their families, victims, and the communities in which they live. We want to see broken lives restored resulting in healthy families and safer communities (see Isaiah 32:18). 

By strategically joining forces with others, we expect to be a catalyst for change. With sensible collaboration between a diversity of organizations working within their own expertise, we can develop new ways to address the ongoing problems of individuals and their communities impacted by incarceration. By offering caring ministry, biblical counseling, quality mentoring, and advocating for public policy changes based on a biblical worldview, we hope to shift the focus from urban problems to effective solutions. 

This Track is for:

  • Leaders, public policy makers, educators, and church/community members interested in learning how their organizations can creatively work collaboratively to influence the culture and bring hope and healing to people affected by crime. 


  1. Prison Fellowship Ministries and Hope for the Heart will present a panel of speakers to share how each ministry is offering restoration to communities and healing for the broken-hearted – all at no cost to taxpayers. 
  2. Because the needs of the community, the incarcerated, and their families are too overwhelming for any one group, we understand it takes an orchestrated network of leaders, agencies, churches, and organizations to propose creative solutions. We will provide time to hear from track participants and solicit ideas so we can learn from each other. 
  3. Participants will consider how they might play a role in meeting the physical, emotional, and/or spiritual healing of prisoners, others affected by incarceration, and how their cities and communities can help.     



          June Hunt                                         Jim Liske                                    Teri O'Connor

June Hunt, Founder & CEO, Chief Servant Officer, Hope For The Heart, Dallas, TX

Hope For The Heart Founder, CEO and CSO June Hunt is one of the world’s leading biblical counselors, whose life’s work has yielded landmark contributions in her field. An author, singer and speaker, she founded Hope For The Heart in 1986. The ministry offers biblical hope and practical help—through biblical counsel, coaching, and context for contemporary concerns—in more than 60 countries on 6 continents. The ministry has steadily expanded, including the 2002 creation of the Hope Biblical Counseling Institute and two popular radio programs: Hope For The Heart and Hope In The Night, June’s live two-hour call-in counseling program. The two broadcasts are heard on nearly 900 radio outlets around the world. Ms. Hunt’s Biblical Counseling Keys have been published in over 25 languages, and are being translated into many more. Whether writing, speaking, or singing, June Hunt is dedicated to presenting God’s Truth for Today’s Problems—confident that a changed mind produces a changed heart ...and a changed heart produces a changed life.

Jim Liske, CEO. Prison Fellowship Ministries, Lansdowne, VA  

As the leader of the nation's largest ministry to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, Liske has visited and spoken at prisons across the country, assuring inmates that no life is beyond the reach of God's grace. He has spoken about the impact of incarceration and the Church's responsibility to address it in media outlets such as, World Magazine, and The Frank Pastore Show. He is also a frequent commentator on the Colson Center's nationally syndicated Breakpoint radio program. 

Teri O’Connor, Executive Director of Ministry Advancement, Hope For The Heart, Dallas, TX  

Teri works with clients to help them build meaningful and long lasting relationships with their donors. Sought after as a national speaker on the topics of donor cultivation, communication, and recognition, she has had the privilege of working with faith-based and not-for-profit organizations for more than 25 years. She actively serves on the SRD Group Board of Directors, the ACSI Foundation Board, the North Texas Christian Leadership Alliance Board, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Teri has worked to further the missions and ministries of her clients through a donor-centric approach designed to increase awareness, build strategic partnerships, and help donors honor God through stewardship. Teri currently serves as the Executive Director of Ministry Advancement for Hope for the Heart.   

Movement Day is a leadership development initiative of The New York City Leadership Center founded by Dr. Mac Pier. Their vision is to become a model of Christian leaders impacting the spiritual and social climate of an urban center. Their mission is to exponentially increase the leadership effectiveness of ministry and marketplace leaders.

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Movement Day NYC 2013
Marriott Marquis New York
Thursday, October 10, 2013   *   8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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