3 Reason You Have to Go to Q Commons Memphis
Three reasons you should go to Q commons: great Memphis speakers talking about how the community is coming together to make our great city even better! Register here now!
Todd Richardson, Crosstown
Abandoned for more than 20 years, the historic, 1.5 million square foot Sears, Roebuck & Co. Distribution Center has both defined the Midtown Memphis landscape and defied multiple attempts at redevelopment. Deemed too big to succeed, the languishing question became ‘Why not tear it down?’ Dr. Todd Richardson tells the improbable story of an eclectic group of faithful Memphians who are transforming a national hub for the distribution of goods into a local heart for the cultivation of well-being, shifting focus from products to people, from commodity to quality of life.
Many education reform advocates emphasize the positive influence that effective teaching has on student achievement. However, the fact remains that no matter how effective any individual instructor is, one isolated teacher cannot transform a school or district. Synergy is at the core of the design of the Memphis Teacher Residency, a teacher-training program serving schools and students in some of the city’s lowest income neighborhoods. Robin shares how biblical insights into community inform MTR’s strategy of building a movement towards equal education for all children in Memphis.
In an age in which most Americans and Memphians are looking for the quickest route to a leisurely life, Alan Barnhart will speak from his own experience about the rich blessings that accompany a lifetime of diligent work. He will address the goodness of work, the importance of working hard and working well, and the opportunity to bless others that comes from limiting one’s own lifestyle. Alan came to Christ in high school at a Young Life camp. Alan has an amazing wife, Katherine, 6 children and 2 daughter-in-laws. Alan began working for Barnhart Crane and Rigging Company at age 10 and has served as its president since 1986.