Registration opens July 1.
September 21, 2013
Presenter: Rev. Dr. Helen Taylor Boursier
Learn how to use art for ministry. This workshop is designed for ministers, Christian educators, small group leaders, youth ministers, and mission team leaders. No art experience necessary.
This hands-on “art for the non-artist” workshop teaches you how to use basic art techniques as part of your ministry—whether it is local or global mission and evangelism, worship, VBS, 12-step recovery groups, or for special services of worship, such as Ash Wednesday, Taizé, and Way of the Cross.
September 26, 2013 at Noon
Presenter: Jennifer Graber, Associate Professor, University of Texas, Department of Religious Studies
Professor Graber works on religion and violence in American prisons and on the American frontier. Her first book, The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America, explores the intersection of church and state during the founding of the nation's first prisons. Her current project focuses on religious transformations in Indian and settler communities in a part of Indian Territory over the course of the nineteenth century.
October 3-5, 2013
Cost: $195 before Sept. 15; $225 after Sept. 15. Group rate (4 or more) $150 each, includes meals
Presenter: Rev. Eric Law, founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute for Competent Leadership in a Diverse Changing World
Take the first step toward becoming more inclusive of people across different cultures. Participants will practice communicating respectfully across differences; develop greater self-awareness and recognize their own cultural formation; lean to decode power dynamics in relation to different groups of people; and study scripture and do theological reflection from multiple cultural perspectives.
October 12, 2013
Cost: $35 per person; $25 per additional guest
Presenter: Dr. Kristin Saldine
One of the best ways to prepare for the Advent season is to speak the scripture aloud. Using our voices brings new insight and understanding to the text. This seminar combines speech communication, worship, and theology in an in-depth look at the lectionary texts for the Advent season.
October 21-23, 2013
Cost: $75 for APCE Members, $125 for non-APCE Members
Presenter: Rev. Theresa Cho
As demographics change, churches need to change the ways they worship. Discover how your church can successfully experiment with worship as an intergenerational community.
November 1-3, 2013
Presenter: Rev. Charles Ayers, farmer and tentmaker
Being in ministry today is often more than just taking on the role of a pastor. Come and build community with people who want to do pastoral ministry… and something else. Learn how to tell your vocational story to inspire others. Decode the structures that impact non-traditional ways of being in ministry and meet people who are making it happen. This conference is for long-time tentmakers, bi-vocational pastors, seminary students, and all those who want to help create new stories of serving God in ministry.
October 9, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 (includes meals)
Presenter: Dr. Leticia Guardiola-Saenz, Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures, School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University
A day of theological education for Hispanic pastors and church leaders to explore the transformative power of the miracles of God as performed by Jesus Christ in the midst of meagerness and abundance. You will reflect on the significance of reenacting the miracles of God in the everyday struggles of Hispanic natives and new immigrants in the US borderlands. This workshop is conducted in Spanish.
February 3-5, 2014