Eugene Peterson has described the Christian life as a long obedience in the same direction. And yet our actual experience is often more like a long wandering in multiple directions. Given the challenges pastors encounter in their lives of service, what does true flourishing look like? This loaded question raises a host of others:
- What are the key convictions and practices that make for effective, flourishing ministry?
- What does lifelong spiritual formation look like for pastors?
- What does it look like for pastors to tend to their inner journey as well as their public, pastoral role?
- How can pastors navigate the bewildering array of questions relating to faith, work, and technology?
- How does robust missional engagement contribute to pastoral flourishing?
At Newbigin House we are interested in pursuing answers to these important questions collaboratively by hosting a forum for shared conversation and reflection together.
We warmly invite you to join special guest Miroslav Volf along with Newbigin Faculty and Senior Fellows as we explore tools and resources for a long journey with God in pastoral ministry.
- Miroslav Volf
- Scot Sherman
- Alana Ackerman
- Kevin Adams
- Peter Choi
- Fred Harrell
- Daniel Kirk
- Jason Sexton
- Paul Weston
Wednesday, January 11
1:30pm / Welcome & Introduction (Kevin Adams)
2:00pm / Opening Session 1 – “A Very Big Gospel for the Work of a Lifetime” (Daniel Kirk)
3:30pm / Opening Session 2 – “Navigating Conflict: Insights from Rene Girard” (Scot Sherman)
7:00pm / “The End of Theology: Shaping Theology for the Sake of Mission” (Paul Weston & Jason Sexton)
Thursday, January 12
9:00am / Morning Worship (Kevin Adams, Karl Digerness)
10:00am / Seminar 1 – “Theological Elasticity: Agile Anchors in a Shifting Reality” (Fred Harrell)
11:30am / Seminar 2 – “Mountains, Valleys, and Plains: A Spiritual Topography” (Peter Choi)
2:00pm / Seminar 3 – “The Interconnection of Faith and Technology” (Alana Ackerson)
4:30pm / Seminar 4 – “Keeping Body and Soul Together” (Paul Weston)
7:00pm / A Conversation with Miroslav Volf