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Making the Impossible
Created by Chuck Colson in 2007, the annual Wilberforce Weekend gathers together hundreds of influential individuals who share a desire to grow and network with like-minded Christians.
This energetic event, designed to educate and equip, has inspired thousands of “thinking and doing” Christians to create real, restorative change in their communities through the power of biblical worldview.
Each year at the event, one extraordinary individual is presented with the esteemed William Wilberforce Award, which recognizes dedicated change makers who are working to create lasting impact in our cultures and communities through inspirational Christian action.
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I was blown away by the lineup of speakers. They very successfully illustrated the impact of their ministries on a desperate culture.
Announcing the Winner of the 2014 William Wilberforce Award
Andrew White “The Vicar of Baghdad”
This year, we honor the Reverend Canon Andrew White, known as the Vicar of Baghdad, for his extraordinary strides in reconciliation and restoration in the face of overwhelming challenges.
Canon White serves as the vicar of St. George’s Church, located in the heart of Baghdad, Iraq. He has built a positive relationship with the government and people of Iraq on every level, from grassroots to the business community to the military. Located in the city's Red Zone, his church serves 6,000 Iraqi citizens each week — a stunning number for a country with a 97% Muslim population.
Canon White is also President of The Foundation of Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East, which serves as a model for building reconciliation amid extreme conflict and chaos. Canon White has lived with multiple sclerosis since his diagnosis in 1997.
Don’t miss your opportunity to be inspired by Canon White’s story — and to opening your eyes to the possibilities for leading impact in your own community.
Wilberforce Weekend brings together some of the most innovative thinkers and doers in Christian worldview today. Hear first hand from a compelling line-up of diverse speakers catalyzing real change within our culture. Click on the photos to the left to learn about a few of this year's lineup of speakers.
See first hand how to catalyze real change.
Experience Restorative Change in Action!
Year after year our attendees say collaboration is one of the best things about Wilberforce Weekend. Where else can you spend meaningful, purposeful time with hundreds of like-minded thinkers and innovators?
Our Innovation Stations are collaborative and engaging – they provide the opportunity for you to learn, see, and touch what the best ministry organizations are doing to bring Christian worldview to life. The experience will equip you with effective and inspiring ideas for creating restorative change in your own community or mission.
Discover new possibilities for taking your own action this year with our 2014 Innovation Stations!
Wilberforce Weekend was one of Chuck Colson's favorite weekends of the year. Attending offers you a true opportunity to meet and hear from those he mentored and partnered with in ministry.
Don’t miss your chance to honor Chuck – and say you were part of the definitive Christian worldview in action weekend. We promise you will walk away a more energized, more enabled doer for Christian worldview!
Our guest list is quickly filling for this exciting gathering. Register now, and secure your place as a purpose-driven leader at this transformative weekend of inspirational change.
Our guest list is quickly filling for this exciting gathering
Become a Sponsor
Join us as an honored sponsor and co-host of the 2014 Wilberforce Weekend of discovery, discipleship, and motivation for thinking Christians who want to catalyze real change.
- Be recognized as one of the definitive leaders of Christian worldview in action.
- Your presence will inspire and educate others to bring real, restorative change to our culture and communities.
Download our 2014 Sponsors Invitation Packet to learn more about the different levels and opportunities for sponsorship this year.
We invite you to inspire and lead. Become a Sponsor Today!
To join us as a sponsor by co-hosting this definitive gathering, please contact:
phone: (616) 450-5117
The Colson Center
Through the proclamation of Truth, leadership training, and collaboration with like-minded organizations, The Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview seeks to build and resource a movement of Christians committed to living and defending the Christian worldview. Founded by Chuck Colson, the Colson Center is a part of Prison Fellowship Ministries and and has presented the annual William Wilberforce Award since 1998, hosting the Wilberforce Weekend since 2007.
The Colson Center
44180 Riverside Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176
Learn about other Colson Center Christian Worldview programs:
THE CENTURIONS PROGRAM
The Entrepreneurial Discipleship Program for Christian Worldview in Action
Empower the difference maker within you with this 12-month, blended learning education program – and earn your Centurion Commission.
Find out more at CenturionsProgram.org