Educational Event

“Pre-Conference Educational Event”
Presented by Brian McLaren
The Ministers Continuing Education Event is open to all church leaders
November 10, 2017
Friday 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m.
At Hillcrest in La Verne, California
30 participants enjoyed the event!

…….”“The Witness and With-ness of Jesus” will provide the focus for author, speaker, activist, and public theologian Brian McLaren as he provides leadership for the Friday, November 10, pre-conference event which provides a professional growth opportunity for ministers, and a time of learning for congregational leaders and interested persons. Participation in the full workshop will generate 0.6 CEUs in Preaching and Worship.
…….The focus of the workshop will be on how we deepen our understanding of bringing our Christ-centered witness in a gracious and confident manner into a with-ness with others, both the interfaith ministry setting and the variety of understandings of Jesus within the Christian faith. Congregations that find themselves exploring their with-ness in the interfaith community can explore that setting and those congregations that find themselves in tension with one another over their understanding of Jesus and their calls to be Jesus in the world can claim their individual unique identity as faith communities and stand united in working/being together with each other in service and respectful in those area of theology where they clash.
…….Brian McLaren is a former college English teacher and pastor. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow, a contributor to We Stand With Love, and a leader in the Convergence Network, through which he is developing an innovative training/mentoring program for pastors and church planters. The Ministry Commission is bringing Brian to District Conference in partnership with the University of LaVerne where he will bring the Fasnacht Lecture on Religion and Society on November 9.
…….As a part of Brian McLaren coming to town, he will be doing the Fasnacht Lecture at the University of La Verne (link) on Thursday evening, November 9. Those who are coming to the Friday minister/leaders event with him are invited to also attend a dinner with Brian (and others) at 5:00 p.m. on November 9 before the Fasnacht Lecture. The cost to join the meal is $15 which should be paid with the registration process and then we will pay ULV. All who are going are welcome to attend the public lecture at 7:00 p.m.
…….Check-in for the Friday event open at 8:30 a.m. and the event begins at 9:00 a.m., concluding at 5:00 p.m. The registration cost is $25 and includes lunch. Childcare will be provided for children age 6 and under at no cost, but participants must register for childcare by October 25.
Brian McLaren

Brian McLaren

Friday, November 10, 2017 Check-In
9:00 – 12:00 Session 1 –
1:00 – 4:30 Session 2 –
4:30 – 5:00 Closing worship
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