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Listening Together

Sally Weaver Glick

Presenter: Sally Weaver Glick

Picking up on our biennial theme of Listen – Wisdom is Calling, our pre-session seminar will focus on listening for Wisdom together. We will be creating a space to slow down and listen together for ways Wisdom invites each of us to deepen our sense of her call. We will be playing with a form of lectio divina, the ancient practice of being prayerfully attentive to a text from scripture, creation or our lives.

Seasons in the Life Cycle of Congregations

Celeste Kennel-Shank Groff

Presenter: Celeste Kennel-Shank Groff

Celeste Kennel-Shank, pastor of one of CDC’s emerging communities of faith, shares stories from her book about the Community of Christ in Washington, DC: its start as an innovative church plant in 1965, pivotal moments in its middle decades, and its ending in 2016. She will also bring in observations from other recent publications and lead a discussion on the religious landscape today.

Bluffton University

Jane Wood
Doug Luginbill
Doug Luginbill
Heather Reichenbach

Presenters: Jane Wood, Heather Reichenbach, Doug Luginbill

Bluffton University President Jane Wood and board of trustee members, Heather Reichenbach and Doug Luginbill, will provide an update and respond to questions regarding Bluffton University. Hear about the opportunities of the proposed merger with the University of Findlay. Learn about ways the Bluffton University mission continues to prepare students of all backgrounds for life as well as vocation, for responsible citizenship, for service to all peoples and, ultimately, for the purposes of God’s universal kingdom.

Forthcoming Resources for Commemorating Anabaptism at 500

Gerald Mast
Lisa Weaver

Presenters: Gerald Mast and Lisa Weaver

Gerald J. Mast and Lisa Weaver—members of the Anabaptism at 500 Advisory Group—will describe new resources soon to be available from MennoMedia for commemorating five hundred years of Anabaptism, including the Anabaptist Community Bible, a commemorative story book, two devotional books, three children’s books, a digital app, and other materials. Gerald and Lisa will also share from their experiences about the challenges and joys of bringing these remarkable projects to fruition.   


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