November 19th Group Meeting

Speakers
Agenda

Tuesday, November 19th
5:00 p.m.

christ presbyterian church

Meeting Location: Christ Presbyterian Church, 6901 Normandale Road, Edina (Map)

5:00 p.m. Dinner & Networking 
5:30 p.m. Music & Keynote
6:15 p.m. Ministry Presentations 
6:45 p.m. Round Table Brainstorming
7:30 p.m. Closing 

Speaker: Terry Esau

From small town punk, playing in a garage band with his Fender amp cranked to eleven—stomping on his wah-fuzz pedal, to becoming the Jingle King of Minneapolis, Terry has written and produced thousands of pieces of music for TV commercials…from Target to McDonalds, Pepsi to Perkins, Harleys to Hondas, and Golden Grahams to Billy Graham.  After writing over 1000 commercials, scoring films, and writing for TV shows, he decided to take a break from the music biz and tried his hand at writing words.  He wrote a book called Blue Collar God/White Collar God. (Thomas Nelson, 2001)  He followed that with two more published books, Surprise Me, (Nav Press, 2005) and Be the Surprise (Nav Press, 2008). He recently finished his first novel, JE2US, to be released in the next year—hopefully. 

Terry, a certified bike-o-holic, started a non-profit in 2010 called Free Bikes 4 Kidz, and has given away over 120,000 bicycles to kids in need. He holds the Guinness World Record for most bikes collected in one day—nearly 10,000! FB4K is now active in 17 cities with a goal of being in 100 cities and 1,000,000 bikes given away in the next five years. Recently Terry co-founded a new non-profit, Free Guitars 4 Kids, where he hopes to duplicate the success he has had with bikes, putting old guitars in young hands. 

Terry lives in Minneapolis, and when he’s not traveling and speaking, he’s hanging out at home with his wife, Mary, and riding his bike with his eight grandkids.

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Presenting Ministries

At our November Group Meeting, we will amplify two organizations, Black Butterfly and Legacy 2 Inspire

Both of these young, emerging organization are lifting spirits, giving individuals renewed purpose, and relying on the power of teamwork to produce powerful change. 

Black Butterfly supports women whose focus is on improving their quality of life, by encouraging personal growth, and promoting healthy living.

Legacy 2 Inspire leverages a mobile workshop to connect youth (14-22) with positive adult mentors through unique workshop experiences.

Black Butterfly

giving women a second chance for a better future
Black Butterfly is on a mission to serve as a beacon of hope by providing transitional services and helping women achieve self-sufficiency. Black Butterfly provides an opportunity for women to turn their lives around, accomplish goals and to be successful in whatever they want to do. They provide residential services for up to seven women, along with a variety of coaching, life skills, and career development opportunities.

Legacy 2 Inspire

Mentoring through Mobile Wood & Metal Shops
Each week, Legacy 2 Inspire brings their mobile workshop to partner organizations, offering wood and metal working capabilities. During a workshop, positive adult mentors connect with youth through building a projects together. By consistently showing up, mentors have an opportunity to be a positive and trusting adult in the lives of youth.

Both organizations will share a 15 minute presentation outlining a challenge or opportunity their organization is facing. You will then have 30 minutes to brainstorm in small groups, sharing ideas, and offering connections to amplify their work and help propel them to the next level of impact.

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November 19, 2024
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