Chuck Colson Wants You to be a 2009 Centurion

In today’s BreakPoint Commentary Chuck Colson writes:

Five years ago, sensing that Western culture was being pressed on all sides by relativism, radical secularism, Islamo-fascism, I launched the Centurions Program-an intensive, year-long program designed to equip men and women to understand and articulate a Christian worldview; to teach others to be able to do so; and to engage-and shape-the culture at every level.

Today there are almost 500 men and women who have gone through the program. They form the core of what I hope becomes a veritable movement of cultural change-agents.

One of our graduates, Roger Arnold, has taken his deeper understanding of a biblical worldview to help him combat the cycle of crime in his community as he mentors ex-prisoners. Roger says, “Going through the Centurions program has made me a better mentor on a macro level, because the total immersion in the Word that is required by” the program.

Or take Centurion Peter Johnston of Texas. He is now running for the state board of education and credits the Centurions program for training him to serve.

And there’s Tom Maxwell in Missouri, who worked side-by-side with prisoners on work release to restore a historic home in his community used for civic events.

There’s Casey Cook in Texas, who communicates biblical truth about complex issues like bioethics through 3D art renderings of DNA double-helixes.

And in the “timing is everything” department, three of our Centurions are on the front lines of the financial crisis, striving to bring sound ethics and biblical truth to impact their place of work. In their cases, at Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers, and J.P. Morgan.

The list goes on and on. And I couldn’t be more excited. As long as God gives me breath, I want to continue to pour myself into these men and women who are bringing truth and beauty to every sphere of life during this critical time in our history. Will you be one of them?

BreakPoint has waived the $50 registration fee. Registration closes at the end of November! You can get more information and register here.

Read my interview with Martha Anderson, National Director of the Centurions Program, here.

4 thoughts on “Chuck Colson Wants You to be a 2009 Centurion

  1. Dear Chuck,

    I would like to learn more about how to become involved in your Centurion Program, if possible.

    In His Service,

    Harold Jones

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