Thursday, March 1, 2012

Best-selling Author John Maxwell Headlines Benefit for The Children’s Village

John C. Maxwell, an internationally renowned leadership expert, coach, and author who has sold over 20 million books, will be the featured guest speaker for Christian City’s Annual Hopes and Dreams Luncheon. The event will be held May 3rd, at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park and is a benefit for the abandoned and abused children who live in the cottages at The Children’s Village at Christian City.

The Children’s Village cares for children who come through private placement and from the Department of Family and Children Services. With a focus on family, education and healing, they are well known and respected throughout the State of Georgia for providing a program of excellence. The Children’s Village ministers to those who are dealing with life crisis, such as the death of a parent, divorce, or sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. The program’s family environment allows children from every background to have access to a traditional family unit and support systems to help mend their wounded spirits. For many children, The Children’s Village may be the only home they will ever remember. Over 1,000 children have called Christian City “home” since the first cottage was opened on Valentine’s Day, 1965.

John C. Maxwell has led church ministries in Ohio, Florida, California, and Indiana for over 30 years. Dr. Maxwell received his Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Christian University in 1969. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Azusa Pacific University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Fuller Theological Seminary. After serving 14 years as a senior pastor in California, Maxwell decided to devote himself to speaking and writing about leadership. A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week best-selling author, Maxwell’s The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, has sold over 2 million copies. Two other books, Developing the Leader Within You, and The 21 Indispensible Qualities of a Leader have sold over a million copies each.

Dr. Maxwell founded EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company, organizations that have trained more than 5 million leaders in 153 countries. Every year he speaks to Fortune 100 companies, international government leaders, and organizations such as the United States Military Academy at West Point, the National Football League, and the United Nations.

Tickets for the luncheon are $100 per person and include a copy of his new release, The 5 Levels Of Leadership, and a post luncheon book signing with Dr. Maxwell. VIP Tickets are $150 and include the luncheon, a signed copy of his latest book, entrance into a pre-event reception, and an opportunity to meet and have photos taken with Dr. John Maxwell. For more information about Christian City, The Children’s Village, or this event, please call 770-703-2636 or visit To learn more about John Maxwell, please visit his website at