Rise Up & Flourish Conference


June 23–24 / Chicago

It’s time to get free.

About the conference

Every day, injustice threatens to place Black people in bondage and steal our joy; it’s time to get free. At Joy & Justice 2023, we want to help you to Rise Up & Flourish–to live in the freedom that Jesus proclaims. Joy & Justice is more than a conference; it’s an experience.

For two days, The Witness BCC team and our line-up of dynamic guests will speak to your core concerns. You will connect with like-minded people who share your questions, joys, and hardships.

You will encounter dynamic worship, thoughtful presentations, and meaningful conversations that will empower you to experience joy and seek justice. You might walk into the conference bearing the weight of injustice, but you will leave Joy & Justice 2023 refreshed, healed, and carrying a renewed passion for fighting injustice.

Rise Up and Flourish: It’s time to get free.


Rise Up & Flourish Conference


Lilydale First Baptist Church
Legacy Campus
424 Indianwood Boulevard
Park Forest, Illinois 60466

Reverend Alvin Love

Rise Up & Flourish Conference

Speakers Speakers

Danielle Coke Balfour

Dr. Christina Edmondson

Dr. Jemar Tisby

Tyler Burns

Ally Henny

Worship Leader

Chantel Varnado

More speakers will be announced soon!


Rise Up & Flourish Conference


For all other questions, please contact zennah@thewitnessbcc.com.

Rise Up & Flourish Conference

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