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Leadership conference to be broadcast live

April 30, 2012

Mike Hammer, youth pastor at First Church of God in Punxsutawney

PUNXSUTAWNEY — If you consider yourself to be a leader in your field or have always wanted to be, then you'll want to attend the 12th-annual Chick-Fil-A Leadercast to be broadcast live Friday from Atlanta, Ga., at the First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

"It's a one-day leadership event with 10 different speakers scheduled to talk about the various aspects of leadership," said Mike Hammer, youth pastor at First Church of God in Punxsutawney.

"This is not a church event; it's a leadership event that will be hosted by First Church of God," Hammer said, adding that leadership and leadership development are traits that are valued both in the church and in the non-profit and business world.

"There is a need for quality leadership, and this conference is an
opportunity for the church to elevate that in our community," he said.
Hammer said the Leadercast will be broadcast live from Atlanta to the host sites.

He said he attended an event in October called Catalyst, and Chick-Fil-A was there and distributed information about Leadercast about how the conference will be broadcast in different locations and how to bring the event to the community at an affordable rate.

"I'm passionate about leadership, I think there's a huge need for quality leaders," Hammer said. "Why not bring it to our area, so people don't have to travel hundreds of miles to attend an event? To be equipped this way, they instead have it in our backyard."

Hammer said his goal is to provide a quality event for area people to attend to learn more about becoming a leader.

Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m. Friday at First Church of God, Hammer said, adding that Leadercast is from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Pre-registration can be done online, and those who are pre-registered will be guaranteed their lunch will be provided, he said.

Hammer said walk-ins are welcome but their lunch will not be guaranteed.
Local sponsors are WPXZ, KOOL 103.3 FM and Miller Bros. Furniture.

For more information, call First Church of God at 814-938-6670 or go to the Web site at: www.fcoglife.org.

For more information about the the program and speakers go to the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast Web site at: www.chick-fil-aleadercast.com.

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