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Led by a fresh voice in the United Methodist Church, pastors will delve into stories of transformation to share practices, gain perspective, and find encouragement for new life. Pastors will reflect together as peers upon their experiences, and, with the leadership of Rev. Claycomb, co-construct narratives of God’s revitalization of the local church. Each participant will take away new ideas, strategies, and good questions, but also an experience of freshening hope in community led by a wise pastor with expertise in urban church revival.

Date: May 9, 2018

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Cost: $60 per person (includes lunch and book). All participants will get an advance copy and be expected to read Rev. Claycomb’s book, New Day in the City: Urban Church Revival.

Recommended for pastors of all denominations who are leading congregations experiencing or longing for renewal.

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About Donna Claycomb Sokol

The Reverend Dr. Donna Claycomb Sokol is the pastor of Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church in downtown Washington, DC. Since Donna’s appointment to the congregation in July of 2005, the congregation has transitioned from an elderly congregation in decline to a growing congregation composed of many young adults who are making a vital difference in the heart of the nation’s capital. Donna earned her undergraduate degree in economics from William Woods University, her master of divinity degree from Duke Divinity School, and her doctor of ministry degree in preaching at Wesley Theological Seminary. Prior to responding to her call to ministry, she served as a White House intern and worked for a US Congressman from Ohio and a US Senator from Iowa. Her other church appointments include Minister of Congregational Care at First United Methodist Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina and as the director of admissions at Duke Divinity School. Donna is the co-author of A New Day in the City (Abingdon, 2017). She serves as a member of the Duke Divinity School Board of Visitors, has served as a Trustee for the Forum for Theological Exploration, and regularly speaks on issues of faith and vocation, congregational renewal, and ministry in the margins. She blogs at Words from Washington.


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