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Campolo Scholars Fellowship with Rev. Colin McCartney
April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rev. Colin McCartney meets with the Campolo Scholars for their weekly fellowship meeting.
Colin is an ordained minister and founder of Connect City which exists to connect young leaders to God’s mission in Toronto’s most vulnerable communities. Connect does this by raising up leaders who can plant unique expressions of church to serve the neighborhood in practical, Jesus centered, ways. Rev McCartney is also a popular speaker who has spoken to audiences as large as 7,000 people and is also one of four Speakers who is on World Vision Canada’s speaking list.
Colin is an urban ministry veteran with over 30 years of ministry experience in high–risk communities and has authored two bestselling books (“The Beautiful Disappointment” and “Red Letter Revolution” – Castle Quay Publishers) and just completed two more books (“What Does Justice Look Like” and “Let The Light In” – Herald Press). He is also a writer for “Seven” Magazine. Colin also hosted the popular “Red Letters” DVD with Dr. Tony Campolo.
Colin is married to Judith McCartney and has two children – Colin Junior and Victoria McCartney. Colin served as a Pastor at Parkway Bible Church in Toronto and his ministry at this church was known for its creative and aggressive outreach to the community and especially to “at risk” youth. While serving as a pastor he birthed many ministries: a drop – in centre for troubled teens, a ministry to young offenders, a ministry to the local high school and a Church for unChurched youth. After thirteen years of serving at this church Colin and Judith created UrbanPromise Toronto and faithfully led this ministry serving vulnerable people in low – income neighborhoods. After fourteen years at UrbanPromise Colin and Judith had a burden to expand their calling to reach vulnerable people through churches by raising up young adult leaders. Connect City was born “to extend the kingdom of God by developing a mission movement of young adults who will participate with the church to initiate and build sustainable ministries that exhibit the character and priorities of Jesus in Toronto’s most vulnerable communities.” You can learn more about Connect City at www.connectcity.org.