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30 'Aha!' Moments from 30 Leading Influencers at the Rethink Conference

Christian and Global Leaders Come Together for a Historic, Groundbreaking Conference

Contact: Penny Whipps at Zeal, 541-549-1868 ext. 8815, penny@zeal.com

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., October 30 /Christian Newswire/ -- Promising 30 "Aha!" moments from 30 leading influencers and thinkers in media, politics, faith, science, business and technology, Church Communication Network (CCN) and Crystal Cathedral founding pastor Dr. Robert H. Schuller are hosting an unprecedented convergence scheduled for January 17-19, 2008, at the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California, which will also be simulcast live via satellite to host sites in cities across North America.

The Rethink Conference will be co-hosted by Dr. Robert H. Schuller and cultural architect Erwin McManus, pastor of Mosaic Church in Los Angeles. Other speakers will include world leader and former US President George H. W. Bush, justice reformer Chuck Colson, broadcaster and author Larry King, entrepreneur and media mogul Rupert Murdoch, atheist turned apologist Lee Strobel, children and women's advocate Kay Warren, comedian Ben Stein and others.

A special feature of the conference will be the Rethink Tanks, where prominent thought leaders become thought partners. Registrants will take what they've heard and talk about it in breakout sessions led by presenters and other facilitators. They'll wrestle with it, dialogue about it, agree or disagree with it—then take it a step further and make it their own.

Speakers confirmed so far:

George Barna

Pres. George H. W. Bush

Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Tim Clinton

Dr. Henry Cloud

Chuck Colson

George Foreman

Jon Gordon

Dan Kimball

Larry King

H.B. London, Jr.

Erwin McManus

Miles McPherson

Mark Mittelberg

Rupert Murdoch

John Ortberg

Nancy Ortberg

Dr. Les Parrott

Donna Schuller

Dr. Robert A. Schuller

Dr. Robert H. Schuller

Jay Sekulow

Gary Smalley

Ben Stein

Lee Strobel

Dr. John Townsend

Kay Warren

—and more to be announced soon!


Each speaker will give attendees a tool, a technique, or an idea… a rare opportunity to get inside the minds of some of today's top thinkers and innovators. What have they been thinking about in the last year? What keeps them up at night? What new ideas are they grappling with? What are they rethinking?

Community leaders who really want to make a difference in today's culture need a fresh perspective on our ever-changing world and their place in it. The Rethink Conference is about understanding the times and knowing what to do. Dr. Schuller exclaimed, "Never before have we gathered such dynamic leaders who will challenge us to think outside the box as we grapple with a changing culture and our response to it."

"These culture pioneers know what is center-stage in our culture right now and also what is breaking on the horizon," says Rethink Executive Director Bill Dallas. "This conference will confront outdated and pre-conceived ideas, offer new perspectives and open our minds to all kinds of possibilities that connect us with our shifting culture without compromising our core values."

Thousands of people are expected to be onsite at the Crystal Cathedral and many thousands more will participate through CCN's network of satellite simulcast technology. The first 500 onsite registrants for the Rethink Conference will be able to choose one of the speakers with whom to have a small-group luncheon and will also receive VIP seating and a free, signed copy of the speaker's latest book.

For more information about the Rethink Conference, please call CCN at 800-321-6781 or go to rethinkconference.com.