Evangel University will be hosting a two-day Compassion Symposium Thursday September 19 and Friday September 20 on the University campus.
The free event will include speakers, breakout sessions, and a volunteer fair, all with a focus on compassionate service. The event is sponsored by Evangel’s Center for Compassion in connection with CompassionLink and Convoy Of Hope.
“Come listen, learn, interact and leave with actionable ideas about compassion,” Dr. Donna Washburn, director of the Center for Compassion at Evangel, said in a statement. “Our speakers will share insights into the revolutionary practice of seeing people through God’s compassionate lens, and give tangible tools to make a difference in the world around you.”
The event’s opening speaker will be Hal Donaldson, co-founder and president of Convoy of Hope, speaking at 10 a.m. in the University’s Robert H. Spence chapel. Friday’s main speaker will be Dr. Brian Fikkert, the founder and president of the Chalmers Center for Economic Development at Covenant College.
The event is aimed at anyone working in a compassion based job or anyone interested in moving into a compassion based career.
While the event is free, the university is asking anyone who wishes to attend to register. Registration can be completed on the Evangel website.