Church pastors and builders can join in person or online to explore the seven marks of congregational vitality
by Rich Copley | Special to Presbyterian News Service
LEXINGTON, Kentucky — The Presbyterian Office of Vital Congregations is inviting people to gather at the beginning of November around Lake Susan at Montreat Conference Center for a deep dive into the seven marks of vital congregations.
The Immersion, set for Nov. 2-3 at Montreat Conference Center, will be led by:
- Dr. Obery M. Hendricks Jr., a Biblical scholar, activist, and speaker currently based at Columbia University in New York City
- The Rev. Naomi Washington-Leapheart, a pastor, educator, and organizer based in Philadelphia
- Dr. Gary Neal Hansen, a church historian exploring Christian theology, spirituality, and community
- The Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow, a pastor, author, speaker, and podcast host based in California
Opening worship will be led by the Rev. Dr. Tom Bryson, Pastor of Southminster Presbyterian Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Closing worship will be led by the Rev. DeEtte Decker, Acting Senior Director of Communications for the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
See the video, above, from Vital Congregations Coordinator the Rev. Carlton Johnson for more about the conference.
The conference will be available both online and in person. Click here to register, and if you want to attend in person, follow the link on the registration page to secure accommodations.
The Immersion will be directly preceded by the 2022 Evangelism Conference, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, also at Montreat. The conference, also available online, is presented by Presbyterian Theology, Formation & Evangelism, which includes Vital Congregations among its ministries.
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