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Artsy Theology: Mixing Art and Theology for Ministry, Mission, Worship, and Christian Education

September 21, 2013
Cost: $35

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.

"When Missionaries Meet American Indians"

Heyer Lecture with Jennifer Graber

September 26, 2013 at Noon
Cost: Free

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.

Leading in a Diverse World

October 3-5, 2013
Cost: $225; 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; learn to decode power dynamics in relation to different groups of people; and study scripture and do theological reflection from multiple cultural perspectives.

Preparing for Advent: Speaking the Living Word

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.

One Service Fits All: Designing Worship for Multiple Generations

In partnership with SCRAPE

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.

Ellipsis Conference

In partnership with the Association of Presbyterian Tentmakers

November 1-3, 2013

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.

Cruzando la Frontera: Los Milagros de Dios

November 9, 2013, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 (includes meals)

Presenter: Dr. Leticia Guardiola-Saenz, Assistant Professor of Christian Scriptures, School of Theology and Ministry, Seattle University

This is 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.

MidWinters 2014

February 3-5, 2014

Lecturers: Rev. Dr. Sam Wells, Dr. Scot McKnight, Ms. Rachel Held Evans

Preacher: Rev. Shannon Johnson Kershner