10:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Racism, Lament & Reconciliation I
Our time together will be an active engagement exploring diversity and reconciliation through recent research on the formation of personal and societal lenses. Through a guided-process leaders will explore the “frames and filters” we use to understand multiethnic engagement, deepen cross-cultural literacy, and assists in realizing areas of growth individually and corporately. Working from a systems perspective leaders will realize effective principles and practices constructive in leading and growing a diverse community.
Facilitator: Tali Hairston, Director, John M. Perkins Center for Reconciliation, Leadership Training, and Community Development at Seattle Pacific University.
Oikos maybe a brand of Greek yogurt but it's also the word most commonly used for the way in which the church gathered in the New Testament. In this fascinating workshop we will discover what it means for us today as we seek to build families that reflect God's purposes in the world.
Facilitator: Mike Breen, leading innovator of church and discipling movements throughout Europe and the United States for more than 25 years and author of numerous best selling books, most notably Building a Discipling Culture and Family on Mission.
Landscapes of U.S Hispanic/Latino theology: Sources of Inspiration
The late mujuerista theologian Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz wrote that a relationship with God is difficult to maintain if we do not love our neighbor. Our relationship with God must affect all aspects of our lives, the entirety of our human reality. As Latinas become increasingly aware of the injustices we and others suffer, we reject any concept of salvation that does not affect both present and future reality. We will discuss key elements of our reality: memory and identity, the Living Word, popular religion, and migration.
Facilitator: Jeannette Rodriguez, PhD, Professor, Liberation Theologies; Social Analysis; Relationship & Pastoral Therapy, Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry
1:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Racism, Lament & Reconciliation II
What does it take to start something new? Where do you begin launching a new missional focus or worshiping community? And how can you best prepare yourself? Hear from a pastor who has been on that journey and PCUSA’s regional associate who facilitates the process for church planters.
Facilitator: James B. Notkin, co-pastor of Union Church, a church plant/chocolate shop/event venue in the Seattle Presbytery and Caz Minter, Regional Associate for 1001 Worshiping Communities, PCUSA
Boundaries in Faith Communities
The focus of this seminar is the complex relational territory of church communities, and in particular, the challenges for clergy as they work to set and keep healthy boundaries that facilitate their ministries.
Facilitator: Bev Shrumm, Executive Director of Samaritan Counseling of Puget Sound.