NEXT-->PLAY: Integrating ministry practice through improvisation

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Kansas City Marriott Downtown

200 West 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

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Wrap up your time at the 2017 NEXT Church National Gathering with an additional day of debriefing, learning, and play!

We know the “church that is becoming” will be flexible, dynamic, and agile. Improv can be an indispensable tool for leaders as we step into God’s future for the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Lisa Kays has worked with groups of clergy and mental health professionals in the Washington, DC area, helping them approach their work with creativity, collaboration, and vision. Lisa will help us process what we’ve experienced at the National Gathering and give us tools for our work back home. And we’ll have lots of fun as well! No experience in improv necessary—just a willingness to come and say “yes” to a little bit of play. (Fun Fact: Lisa was born and raised in Kansas CIty!)

Lisa will be joined by Paul Vasile, a freelance church musician, consultant, and composer based in New York City. Paul will be offering workshops at the National Gathering, and we’re excited to have him stay on to help lead NEXT → PLAY.

Thanks to a generous grant from an anonymous donor, cost for participants is just $75, plus meals and the additional night’s lodging.

How to register:

  1. Register via this Eventbrite Page.
  2. Secure your lodging for Wednesday night by clicking here! NEXT Church’s negotiated rates are still in effect, but rooms may be limited.
  3. (Optional but recommended) Join the Theology of Improv Facebook group to connect with other folks interested in theology, ministry and the spiritual life.

See you in Kansas City!

NEXT → PLAY Planning Team
Ryan Bradney, First Presbyterian Church, Winchester KY
MaryAnn McKibben Dana, free-range pastor, Reston VA, member of NEXT Church Strategy Team
LeAnn Hodges, Oaklands Presbyterian Church, Laurel MD
Chris Keating, Woodlawn Chapel Presbyterian Church, Wildwood MO
David Westerlund, Tierra Nueva, Burlington WA

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Kansas City Marriott Downtown

200 West 12th Street

Kansas City, MO 64105

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