2021-Conference

 
   

About Our Theme

One of Baltimore’s famed residents, Edgar Allan Poe, penned “The Raven” with its haunting retort from the poem’s antagonist: “Nevermore.” In the city where the poet succumbed to substance abuse, and where Baltimoreans are working to write a new stanza for “Charm City,” we’ll come together to reclaim the word Nevermore.

Nevermore will we be caught without a crisis response plan.
Nevermore will we have a narrowly focused funding strategy.
Nevermore will we neglect building collaborative relationships.
Nevermore will we assume that nothing the government offers will benefit us.
Nevermore
will we be silent about crime in our cities and injustices in society.
Nevermore

Moreover, the people you serve every day are striving for new life, even as their old lives call after them. So, with Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as the backdrop, we’ll explore new ways to help them break the bonds of addiction, regain health, restore relationships, escape homelessness, earn living wages, and launch into a new life. We want to hear them say these uplifting words: “Because of the power of the gospel I can spread my wings and soar, nevermore to return to my old ways.”

And as we look at the future with new data and insights, let’s commit to rest nevermore on past successes, but instead, push forward with more intentionality, fresh vision, stronger partnerships, creative innovations, and a renewed commitment to transform lives.


Platform Guests

Here are some of the folks who will be stirring our thinking, guiding our discussions, and leading our worship:

CRAWFORD LORITTS

 

LINA ABUJAMRA

JOSH LINDSTROM

 

JO SAXTON

RUSS TAFF

 

HEART OF THE CITY BAND


Save the Date

Join your Citygate Network family June 2-5*, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. More to come soon!

*Preliminary activities and events start June 1