Please, Sorry, Thanks

Event start date

May 31, 2023

On May 31, The Institute on Religion and Democracy is pleased to be hosting Mark Batterson, lead pastor of the National Community Church in Washington, DC, who will discuss his new book, “Please, Sorry, Thanks.”

These three magic words, per Batterson, are the key to healthy relationships and successful careers. Nothing opens doors like a genuine “please.” Nothing resolves conflict like a sincere apology. Nothing incurs favor like heartfelt gratitude.

Batterson will begin his theological reflection on these words in his book at 6:30 PM, preceded by a reception at 6:00 PM. The address of the IRD office is 1023 15th St NW, Suite #200, Washington, DC 20005.

Copies of Batterson’s book will be available for purchase. As always, attendees are encouraged to bring guests. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Collin Bastian at

We hope to see you there!