From the Ground Up: Re-Imagining Theological Formation

'From the Ground Up: Re-Imagining Theological Formation' is a two-day summit planned for April 9-10 in Cleveland, Ohio around the values and beliefs that form and focus the United Church of Christ; to define who we are—what we think—what we do—in the world.

Early Bird Registration Fee - $135.00 - registrations through February 20, 2018.

Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder

a San Francisco native, has served her call through prophetic action and ministry for justice for over thirty years. -Keynote Presenter


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Rev. David Greenhaw

is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ with joint partner standing with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).


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Reverend Starsky D. Wilson

is a pastor, philanthropist and activist pursuing God's vision of community marked by justice, peace and love.


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Rabbi Susan Talve

is the founding rabbi of Central Reform Congregation, the only Jewish congregation located within the city limits of St. Louis.


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You will receive a Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEU (representing 13.5 hours of participation) in the From the Ground Up: Re-Imagining Theological Formation Summit.

Event Description



What one does in the world, what one thinks and believes is all about formation — the life experiences with family, friends, faith community, education, work and more that creates the context of each individual. A foundation of values and beliefs that form and focus — concepts that are just as critical theologically.

That's why the national leadership of the United Church of Christ is inviting anyone and everyone who loves the UCC to an important two-day summit in April 2018 that will focus on the very theological foundation that forms the denomination.

Article November 14, 2017:   Shaping Theological Formation 'From the Ground Up'
Article January 16, 2018:   Registration opens for Shaping Theological Formation Summit
Article February 12, 2018:   'From the Ground Up: Re-imagining Theological Formation' already asking thought-provoking questions

The United Church of Christ is offering need-based housing scholarships of up to $200. The funding source is limited, and scholarships will be awarded on a first come-first serve basis. To check eligibility and availability, please contact Donyale Copeland at 216-736-2156 or Copeland@ucc.org.

April 9-10, 2018
The Westin Hotel
777 St. Clair Avenue
Cleveland OH 44114




Summit Schedule



6:00 p.m. Pre-Summit Reception


7:30 a.m. Registration Opens
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Opening Worship
9:00 a.m. Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation: The Invitation and Call to Action
10:30 a.m. Forming Communities of Connection: Small Group Forum 1
12:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
2:00 p.m. Theological Formation across the Spectrum: A Panel Presentation
4:00 p.m. Evolving Communities of Connection: Small Group Forum 2
6:00 p.m. Dinner (on your own)



7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Morning Worship & Meditation
9:00 a.m. Discerning Communities of Connection: Small Group Forum 3
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Collective Work
12:00 Noon Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Collective Work
4:00 p.m. Adjourning Worship


Registration



o Early Bird Registration Fee - $135.00 - registrations through February 20, 2018.

o Registration Fee - $175.00 - registrations February 21, 2018 and after.

Cancellation Policy - Refunds less a $25.00 cancellation fee, will be given for cancellations received in writing to copelandd@ucc.org prior to March 9, 2018.

Early Bird Registration Fee - $135.00 - registrations through February 20, 2018.

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