You are responsible for lodging which is not included in event registration. There are rooms reserved for this event at a special rate of $92 per night. Check-in time is 3 PM and checkout time is 11 AM.
The rooms will only be held until October 13. Make your reservation today by calling 1-800-659-2220 and mentioning this group code: 2211SOUTHE_001.
"If you want to lead, then learn how to follow." It might be a trope in the business world and an oft-quoted Hollywood line (see Drumline or Game of Thrones), but as followers of Jesus and leaders in his Church, we might see this as a core principle of Christian identity. Improv works on a similar principle – "Yes, And" – that is, accepting what’s said as the reality then building on it. Come have fun as Angela Donovan of Austin’s Matchbox Children’s Theater facilitates a series of playful improv games to exercise our imaginations and practice the dance of leading and following.
Midrash is an ancient Jewish practice of encountering a Biblical text. To practice midrash is to look beyond the Biblical text with imagination, often with results of rich insight and discovery. Join Rev. Lisa Janke and Richard BC of Olive Branch Church as they share a bible study technique they call Off The Page to help you write your own midrash of a text.
NOTE: Previous reading of the book "All Who Are Weary," by Emmy Kegler, is optional and not necessary to attend and learn.
Artist facilitator Dr. Kat Parent invites participants into the process of painting a vibrant large-scale collaborative piece together. Prioritizing prayerful play, the techniques involved are simple and accessible--no prior art experience is needed. Kat will share tips on inviting local artists to work with your congregation and making sacred art that expresses community values and longings.
*Attendance is limited to the first 25 people to sign up, which will be available at 7:30 AM on Monday morning at the registration table at the event.
Join us for an informal conversation with Rev. Dr. Terri Elton to further explore the topic and ideas she is teaching about. This will take place in the downstairs saloon, and beverages will be available.
One of the things often heard in congregations and in the world is that a wedge exists keeping generations apart. People of all generations long to build relationships with those of other generations, but don't often know how to bridge that gap. This workshop will take a look at the six essentials laid out by Fuller Youth Institute's book Growing Young, as well as ways that congregations can utilize the SEMN Synod Faith Formation Network as a resource to help congregations make their way forward.