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Better Angels:  Using the Power of Community to Change the World


At Montreat Conference Center October 8 - 11, 2018
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When we look at the intersection of today’s headlines and God’s concern we see topics like racism, #metoo, immigration, and violence. In each of these discussions, the common thread is power. It’s the same when we look at the topics of spirited discussion in our churches, like the budget, mission, stewardship, and recruitment of leaders. And yet power is something we rarely talk about, analyze, or organize around, even though we’re dealing with it, using it, or finding ourselves without it, all the time.

This conference will examine the biblical, theological, and sociological understandings of power and the church’s relationship to it. When do we build power for the gospel, and when do we resist the powers that oppose it? How is power necessary for congregational leadership, and when does it divide? How do we wield power in the church in unifying ways without diminishing Jesus’ radical call to discipleship?

Areas of Emphasis

Better Angels invites you to enter the discussion of power where you find it most relevant. Each participant will have the opportunity to sample two subject areas over the course of the conference. Course leaders will teach each topic in two formats: a longer, more in depth format, and and a shorter, snapshot format. Each participant will be able to choose one topic to be their primary (in depth) workshop. Participants will register in advance for their primary workshop. In addition, each participant may take one secondary workshop (one hour in length); no pre-registration is required for the secondary workshop.

Go to the Montreat Conference Center Website for details.

Earlier Event: September 21
Golf For Awareness FUNdraiser