COLLOQUY THEME AND CONVENING QUESTIONS
The life and ministry of Jesus presented a public truth. For those who seek to follow him, what does faithful public witness in the way of Jesus look like today? What resources are available in the Christian tradition? What new practices might we cultivate together? These are the questions we’ll be exploring in the third annual colloquy for pastors and ministry leaders.
Join us as we gather for mutual encouragement and to learn from one another!
• $75 (early registration, by Dec 7) | $95 (regular, after Dec 7)
• Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tentative and subject to change
Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | Location: City Church Offices (1388 Sutter St., Suite 412)
2:00-2:30 Registration & Coffee
2:30-3:00 Welcome & Orientation: Scot Sherman (Newbigin House)
3:00-4:15 Session 1: Fred Harrell (City Church SF)
7:00-8:15 Session 2: Conversation with Newbigin House Faculty
Thursday | January 17, 2019 | Location: City Hope Community Center (45 Olive St.)
9:00-9:30 Morning Prayer
9:45-11:15 Session 3: Yolanda Norton
11:30-12:30 Breakout Sessions
2:00-3:30 Session 4: Soong-Chan Rah
3:45-4:45 Breakout Sessions
5:00-6:00 Dinner and Fellowship
6:30-8:00 Conversation with Soong-Chan Rah
Soong-Chan Rah is a professor at North Park University and the author of Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times (IVP, 2015), Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church. Chicago (Moody, 2010), and The Next Evangelicalism: Releasing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (IVP, 2009). As an ordained minister in the Evangelical Covenant Church, Dr. Rah has seen firsthand the denomination’s significant growth in urban areas, and an increasing need for intercultural ministry. He was founding senior pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church, Cambridge, Mass., a multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused church committed to living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context.
Yolanda Norton is currently the Assistant Professor of Old Testament and H. Eugene Farlough Chair of Black Church Studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS). Her current research interests include narrative and literary criticism. However, Norton is especially committed to womanist biblical interpretation which focuses on the implications of reading the text alongside Black women. Her work continues to interrogate how various portrayals of women in the Hebrew Bible impact the vilification and/or oppression of women of color who encounter the Bible today. Professor Norton has published chapters in I Found God in Me: A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader, Global Perspectives in the Old Testament, and Liturgical Press’ new feminist commentary on the Psalms (Books 2-3). Norton has been featured in Essence, Ebony, the New York Times, and a host of other print and media platforms for her creative worship design and innovative preaching.
A Colloquy for Pastors
The annual colloquy for pastors and ministry leaders provides a forum for networking and peer support by gathering thought leaders who address crucial questions facing churches and Christian ministries today. An intentionally small gathering, the colloquy is a place for ongoing community where friendships among those facing similar challenges can lead to mutual encouragement and flourishing in ministry.
Attendees are responsible for making their own travel and lodging arrangements. Some helpful resources: