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September 12, 2020 Lecture by Don Finto

September 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Registration is now open with limited capacity! You must register to attend in person. Click HERE to register!  To watch live go HERE!

Don’t Retire; Refire!

Retirement in America is usually seen as the well-earned reward for hard work and good planning, or at least frugal living. Talk of travel, a bucket list and golf often accompany plans for kicking back to enjoy one’s later years, if good health allows. Don Finto, near the end of nine decades of life, will challenge lecture attendees to consider far more. Here are seven issues he hopes to address in this lecture:

                        • The age factor as it relates to life
                        • How living today affects tomorrow
                        • Always experiencing more of Jesus, more of the Holy Spirit
                        • Becoming disciples of Jesus, not just converts
                        • Receiving and walking in God’s vision of who we are
                        • Learning to enjoy life inter-generationally
                        • Becoming one of God’s eternal optimists

Don Finto is Mark Lanier’s former pastor (Belmont Church, Nashville, TN) and the founder of Caleb Company.

To learn more about Don Finto, click HERE.

Registration is also open for our Panel Discussion on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm in The Stone Chapel. You must register to attend in person. Click HERE to register!

“Ministry Wisdom from the Elders”

How do you minister all your life and then keep going when everyone your age has retired? Is there an expiration date on your calling to preach the Word and serve God’s people? Not according to our illustrious panel and moderator. Together they have over 200 years of ministry experience. Join us for a conversation among ministry leaders who have not finished the race, but they have stayed the course, and along the way they have learned a thing or two to share with other “runners.”

This 90-minute session on Friday will feature a panel made up of these four outstanding participants.

  1. Don Finto, Mark Lanier’s former pastor (Belmont Church, Nashville, TN) and founder of Caleb Company
  2. Mark Lanier: Moderator – J.D. Trial Attorney, Bible Teacher, Author, and Founder of Lanier Theological Library
  3. Charles Mickey: Director of the Lanier Theological Library after 40+ years of preaching and teaching
  4. Ed Young: Senior Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Houston, TX

You are welcome to extend this invitation to pastors, graduate students, or any other people you think would be interested. Seating is limited, so please register for this event as soon as possible!


September 12, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Lanier Theological Library
14130 Hargrave Rd.
Houston, 77070 United States
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