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Stumbling toward the Light: Changing Our World


This year's annual South Central Region of the Association of Partners in Christian Education (SCRAPCE) conference is based on You Are Changing the World - Whether you Like It or Not, the latest book by guest speaker, David LaMotte. Join us as we explore the language of change and the idea that small changes make for a big impact. David will guide us as we explore how, with creativity, change happens in community, and the all-important work of discerning the call to be God’s “change agents.”

Date: Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2024 at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Guest Lecturer: David LaMotte - activist, singer/song writer, author, and a friend to many of us 
Cost: $145 in person (includes all sessions, most meals, and concert attendance fee)
          $75 online attendance
          $10 Tuesday night concert attendance only
Limited guest housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Click here to view the conference schedule.

David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker, and writer. He has performed over 3,000 concerts and released thirteen full-length albums of primarily original music, touring in all of the fifty states, as well as five of the seven continents. The Boston Globe writes that his music “pushes the envelope with challenging lyrics and unusual tunings, but he also pays homage to folk tradition,” while BBC Radio Belfast lauds his “charm, stories, humour, insightful songs, sweet voice, and dazzling guitar ability.”

His dense speaking and workshop calendar has included presenting at the PC(USA) Mission to the United Nations, keynoting peace conferences in India, Australia, Germany and at the Scottish Parliament, as well as offering the baccalaureate for 2016 graduates of Columbia Seminary. His TEDx talk on what music can teach us about peacemaking is featured on

LaMotte suspended his music career for two years, beginning in 2008, to pursue his other primary vocation by accepting a Rotary World Peace Fellowship to study International Relations, Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. As part of that study, he also spent time in rural Andhra Pradesh, India working with a Gandhian development organization.

More about David LaMotte here.