Flourish 2016

It begins at home, in Church, in communion with God. It's a love we cannot keep to ourselves. A relationship so deep, we can’t help but let our heart overflow into everything, everyone, everywhere.
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Overview: Energized & Overflowing

Christ Centered

Flourish is a two-day conference designed to energize your faith so that it overflows into the public square. The event will be filled with expert speakers and praise & worship music

April 22nd at 7:00PM - April 23rd at 4:00pm
Friday Registration opens at 6:30pm • Saturday Registration opens at 8:30am
Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek
555 Northwest 62nd Street
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
This event is free!

Seating for this event is limited. Reserve your ticket online today!

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Speakers

Throughout the day, you’ll hear from powerful speakers, focusing on what it means to live our faith in all that we do and all that we encounter.

Deacon Keith Fournier

The Founder and Chairman of Common Good Foundation and Common Good Alliance, Deacon Keith Fournier is a married Roman Catholic Deacon of the Diocese of Richmond, Virginia who serves as the Director of Adult Faith Formation at St. Stephen, Martyr Parish in Chesapeake, VA. An accomplished author, constitutional lawyer, and public policy advocate, Deacon Fournier was ordained seventeen years ago and has appeared at the US Supreme Court on Pro-Life, Pro-Family, and Religious Freedom cases and is dedicated to offering the truths and principles found in Catholic social doctrine as the leaven for the renewal of culture. He and his wife Laurine have been married for 38 years, have five grown children and six grandchildren.

Ryan Bomberger

The Founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Radiance Foundation, Ryan Bomberger is a a husband and father of four living a life of purpose. He has made an unexpected impact in the pro-life movement with the bold TooManyAborted.com billboard/web campaigns. As the first pro-adoption themed ad campaign created to address the disproportionate impact of abortion in the black community, the effort received massive media coverage from The New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, CNN, MSNBC, the Associated Press, Washington Times, Fox News, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer, and, seemingly, the entire blogosphere. There’s never a lack of inspiration as every day is full of discoveries with his amazing wife and four children. As adoptive parents, Ryan and Bethany are passionate about supporting adoption and foster care. Every effort is made to connect with churches, colleges, and civic organizations, nationwide, to help build a culture that values Life in all of its stages.

Leah Darrow

Leah Darrow is a speaker that challenges her international audiences to live their lives in accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. She speaks on topics which include modesty, chastity, mercy, conversion, and human dignity. Leah Darrow first gained international attention with her debut on the reality television show, America’s Next Top Model. As one of the 14 finalists, Leah’s foray into the world of modeling aired in late September of 2004. Following her time on the reality show, Leah continued to work in the world of modeling making appearances in many national and international publications. As she neared completion on what was to be her last photo shoot, Leah had an experience that set her life on a different course. Realizing her profession placed her in situations in which she was not truly comfortable, Leah left the modeling industry and has devoted herself to speaking about Gospel of Jesus Christ and helping people find their love, acceptance and beauty in Him.

Jim McGarvey

Jim McGarvey was born in Daytona Beach Florida. At the age of five he moved with his missionary parents to Japan where he lived eleven years. He is a graduate of Nyack College (BA) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div.). Through his ministry, The Church for Life, Pastor McGarvey identifies Satan as the architect of abortion concluding that the Body of Christ, the church, is the only institution spiritually equipped to engage the spiritual forces behind this satanic enterprise. Therefore he challenges the church to take the lead in the effort to end abortion. He lives with his wife of twenty-nine years in Sunrise and has three adult children, one grandchild and another on the way.

John Stemberger

John Stemberger is an AV-rated Orlando attorney who has also been a marriage and family advocate for over 30 years. Stemberger has a unique understanding of law, government, and the media from his extensive political background: he completed internships in both the Florida House and Senate; he has served as a consultant to state, federal, and presidential campaigns, a lobbyist for Florida Right to Life (1989), and a member of the Judicial Nominating Commission for eight years. In addition to the private practice of law, in 2004 Stemberger became the founding President of the Florida Family Policy Council (FFPC). Since starting the FFPC, he served as chairman of the successful campaign to amend Florida’s Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman, and he also launched Strong Marriages Florida, a campaign to reduce the divorce rate and strengthen marriages across Florida. Most recently, John was one of the primary founders of Trail Life USA, a Christ-centered scouting program for boys. He has been married to his wife Olivia for twenty years and they have four young children Joseph, Benjamin, Hannah and Rachel.