Looks like I’ll be in Washington, DC three times this year. Here’s the first event, and it will be a great one, if you can make it:
Church for the 21st Century:
A Gathering to Envision, Encourage and Energize Congregations
Join the journey of generous-spirited Christians creating the church for the 21st century. Come join us at Washington National Cathedral to reflect on the direction of the church. Share in creating a time of holy space in worship, music, meals and prayer. Explore key areas including worship, hospitality, discernment, tradition, justice, formation and beauty, drawn from Diana Butler Bass’ latest book Christianity for the Rest of Us.
We are pleased to announce presentations by leading theologians and practitioners including:
- Diana Butler Bass
- Michael Battle
- Marcus Borg
- Fred Burnham
- Carmen Guerrero
- Tony Jones
- Samuel Lloyd
- Barbara Brown Taylor
- Phyllis Tickle
Conference activities also include: best practices sessions with examples from thriving congregations; a wide variety of community conversation circles for networking; shared meals; and roundtable discussions. More … Register nowSchedule and Fees: The conference runs from Thursday, May 10 at 2 pm until Saturday, May 12 with the conclusion of the noon Eucharist. The registration fee of $250 includes program costs, Thursday dinner, Friday lunch, Friday “Eucharist meal” and Friday evening reception.
Click “more” for complete descriptions of our activities and participant bios. Or click on “Register now” to go directly to our secure online registration page. You will have the option to make hotel reservations at one of two convenient and affordable hotels when you register.