Baylor Alumnus Lectures on Church Leadership

Sept. 5, 2008

by Jaime Bates, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Baylor University's Academy for Leader Development and Civic Engagement will host Brian Mosley from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, in the Blume Conference Center on the fifth floor of Cashion Academic Center in the Hankamer School of Business. Mosley will begin the Leadership Lecture Series for the fall semester with a presentation on "Leadership in the Church."

Mosley, the founder and director of The Rightnow Campaign, graduated from Baylor University in 1999. In the summer of 1998, Mosley spent four weeks in Tanzania filming a documentary on a missionary team dedicating their lives to the sake of the Gospel. He returned to Baylor the following fall with a call to act and to make a difference in the world around him, he said.

The Rightnow Campaign is dedicated to connecting the passions, skills and desires of this generation to opportunities where they can put their faith into action. In other words, Rightnow's goal is to mobilize, to coach and to connect. They are able to do so with the relationships they have formed with more than 75 ministries and missions agencies.

Mosley realized the need for an organization that could connect his generation, 20- and 30-somethings, to service opportunities - an organization that could help others to act "right now." It was out of this need that The Rightnow Campaign was formed in 2000.

Since forming Rightnow, Mosley has traveled to Sudan, China, Cuba, Argentina, Tanzania, Kenya, Australia, Thailand, India, Indonesia, France and Kyrgyzstan creating documentaries.

In his presentation on Thursday, Mosley will tell what led him to the campaign and how God is calling a generation of leaders to make an impact in the world.

The Leadership Lecture Series is aimed at introducing students to the variety and complexity of leadership needs in contemporary society. Each lecture focuses on one of the Academy's leadership concentrations: leadership and contemporary social issues, leadership in public life, leadership in the Church, and leadership through private enterprise.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The schedule for the Leadership Lecture Series is available online at www.baylor.edu/leadership.

More information on The Rightnow Campaign can be found at www.rightnow.org.

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