Mid-Winter Convocation 2012

By Paths untrodden- faith and leadership in a time of change

Feb. 1-3, 2012
Luther Seminary
St. Paul, Minn.

The church is entering a new era that has been dominated by technological change. Experiences of time and space are not what they used to be. Identity and meaning are harder to fashion and define. And the church seems to exercise less and less influence in the way we see the world.

How do we articulate the gospel message to those seeking God in a time when the world is in constant flux? Moreover, how do we lead congregations during such rapid change?

Come to think out loud about how to be a bold and faithful Christian leader in today’s changing world. Learn about the emerging reformation of faith happening in North America. Discuss recent trends in belief and practice. Listen to the questions that are shaping a largely unnoticed awakening of faith.

Through stimulating presentations, practical workshops and inspiring worship, this conference will give you the concepts and skills to navigate the untrodden paths of the 21st century church so that you can continue to bring people the gospel message wherever they may be.

Keynote Speakers:

Diana Butler Bass, author, speaker and educator

Keynote: "The Great Religious Recession"
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Keynote: "A Great Spiritual Awakening"
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Andrew Root, Associate Professor of Youth and Family Ministry, Luther Seminary

Keynote: "Answering: Who Am I? The Melting of Identity and Why the Church Can't Help"
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Keynote: "The Church and the Loss of Meaning: Hyper-Reality and All Those Flickering Screens"
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