Presenter: Troy Bronsink
This day of contemplative experience and integrated right- and left-brained learning will rejuvenate you for your life and ministry—and help you discover a process for refreshing those with whom you serve.
Registration fee: $75 (lunch and book included)
Recommended for pastors, heads of staff, program directors, teachers, worship leaders, and all those who lead ministries in congregations or faith-based service organizations
Presenter: Troy Bronsink
How do we balance risk, rest, and listening? How do we create culture while allowing space to be created and to learn from the margins? Learn a process to help you design your work in ways that more fully integrate with your callings to faith and creativity.
Recommended for social entrepreneurs, church planters, artisans, creatives
Presenter: Karl Travis
Learn the tools of generational theory and grow your capacity for dealing with money, generosity, and organizational life in a multi-generational community of faith
Recommended for pastors, stewardship committees, church leaders
Presenter: Mark Yaconelli
The Bible, for the most part, is a collection of oral stories that were told, remembered, and handed down within a community of storytellers. Through presentation, contemplative exercises, theological reflection, and a variety of narrative practices, you will encounter the power of personal storytelling for healing, spiritual formation, community building, and outreach.
Recommended for pastors, educators, and people in leadership roles
Presenters: Dr. Suzie Park, assistant professor of Old Testament
The Reverend Dr. Jack Barden, vice president for admissions
Awash in wildly exaggerated cultural expectations for the Christmas season, pastors can be challenged to proclaim a time of waiting and wonder. We offer this afternoon in October to pause with the lectionary readings for Advent, to begin to prepare your own spirit, and to refresh your preaching and proclamation in worship.
Recommended for preachers and church leaders
Presenter: The Reverend David Rich
Think through the process of ending full-time ministry and plan for retirement in a constructive, forward-thinking way.
Recommended for congregational pastors who anticipate retiring within the next five years
Presenter: MaryAnn McKibben Dana
The Internet age is out of its infancy. Smartphones are here to stay; Google Glass is on the horizon. The potential for connection in the digital age is powerful and inspiring. And the need for intentionality and thoughtfulness about our consumption of technology is just as strong. Building on MartyAnn McKibben Dana’s work in Sabbath in the Suburbs, this conference will equip church educators to guide congregations in engaging with technology in faithful, life-giving ways.
Recommended for clergy, Christian educators, and non-clergy church leaders
Learn models of ministry—from practicing tentmakers and institutional leaders—that will meet the challenges facing many churches.
Recommended for tentmakers, bi-vocational ministers, seminary students, and church leaders interested in the evolving structures of pastoral ministry
Presented in partnership with the Lutheran Seminary Program in the Southwest and Seminary of the Southwest
The day will focus on Scripture and theology and applying new understandings to the everyday struggles of Hispanic youth in the borderlands.
Presenter: Rev. Elizabeth Tamez Mendez is the executive director of Nueva Generación3.
Recommended for Hispanic pastors and church leaders who care deeply about youth and seek to minister with them; conducted in Spanish