Wed, Jan 24, 2018 (All day) to Fri, Jan 26, 2018 (All day)

This conference will equip Formation leaders, whether lay, ordained, full-time, part-time, or volunteer, to better navigate the racial and social justice issues we face as a church and society. Rev. Dr. Harvey's groundbreaking book, Dear White Christians, and her upcoming release, Raising White Kids, will be the backbone of our time together. The conference will also feature plenaries from Heidi Kim and Rev. Chuck Wynder and their work: Becoming Beloved Community.

Our workshops will deal with our justice theme, but there will be lots of options for workshops that delve into other topics and interests. This year, our workshops are being curated to make sure that there are options for every age and formation focus.

This event is put on by Forma | The Network for Christian Formation,  For more information or to register,please click here!

Fri, Jan 26, 2018 (All day) to Mon, Jan 29, 2018 (All day)

Extravaganza 2018: Finding Forward

Intensive Care Courses: January 25-26, 2018

Main Event: January 26-29, 2018

The Extravaganza is an amazing event.  The Extravaganza is an annual 4-day conference that draws together anywhere from 500-750 adults who work with youth in congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for the premier renewal, education and networking event of our church.  It is for the professional and the volunteer.  It is for the old and the young.  It is for the urban, the suburban and the rural.  It is for pastors, it is for laypeople.  It is for all who share in the adventure we call youth and family ministry.

The Extravaganza is put on by the ELCA Youth Ministry Network.

For more information on this event, go to the event website by clicking here!

Wed, Jan 31, 2018 (All day) to Sat, Feb 3, 2018 (All day)

It is with great joy that we extend an invitation to the 2018 APCE Annual Event! The 2018 Annual Event theme “Deep & Wide: Boundless Hospitality” encourages you to open your heart, your mind, and your doors. In Louisville, you will:

  • experience interactive plenary sessions that will engage and challenge
  • worship with spirit and imagination
  • engage in two mini-plenaries focusing on aspects of hospitality within your context
  • participate in resource-filled workshops
  • be welcomed to a variety of pre-event options
  • explore a thriving and welcoming city
  • leave with resources galore!

This event is put on by the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators.  For more information or to register for this event, please click here!

Thu, Feb 1, 2018 (All day) to Fri, Feb 2, 2018 (All day)

In theology and ministry with young people, disability is often treated as a problem to be solved. Christian leaders approach people with disabilities as a target audience in need of integration into traditional church programming, rather than as full-fledged members of Christian community. But what would happen if the Church were to invest in and affirm young people with disabilities as active members of the body of Christ? How might the Church be reformed and reshaped by God’s work in young people with disabilities? Join the Institute for Youth Ministry for this 2-day event where we will engage both scholars and practitioners, striving to create an interdisciplinary conversation that makes a difference in a world of difference.

Engage with scholars and practitioners who care deeply about ministry with young people.

For more information about this conference, or to register - please click here!