Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
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The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009, Noon to 1 p.m.

Why the Faith Community Should be Involved in Human Services: Stories of Compassion
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr., Oklahoma City OK  73105

Dr. Marty Michelson, Professor
Southern Nazarene University

OKDHS Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives

There is ample data of the vast needs in our community, such as children who are abused and neglected, addictions of all kinds and the basics of just needing food for the next meal. Much of this data is typically communicated through numbers and technical reports. Michelson will merge data with stories of those whose path to dignity, though not easy, have moved them from a black hole of challenges to a meaningful life of planting seeds of dignity for others.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Marty Michelson is a professor at Southern Nazarene University. He has been the children’s minister at various churches including Calvary Church of the Nazarene, in Colorado Springs, Colo., and First Church of the Nazarene in Oklahoma City. He has served as interim pastor at New Life Community Church of the Nazarene and First Church of the Nazarene in Kingfisher, Okla., In his sixth year as Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Michelson is a member of the NW Oklahoma District Ministerial Studies Board. He has been involved in a project, Eupan, to engage students at SNU in serving the community domestically and internationally. Michelson’s style of thinking and teaching, which led him to encourage students to get involved, has attracted attention in the academic community.

Michelson is the founder and director of the Eupan Global Initiative. The Eupan Global Initiative is a consortium of like-minded individuals whose goal and intention is to manifest all that is good to all. It is open to all persons whose goal, endeavor, purpose and vocation are to find ways to establish and maintain goodness for all in the world – all living beings and the creation that sustains life. Michelson holds masters of arts degrees from Point Loma Nazarene University and SNU.

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Last Updated: June 19, 2015
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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