Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Registration & Welcome Reception – Fireside Room

5:30 pm – 9:15 pm | Exhibitor Tables Open – Fireside Room

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Opening Session/Worship & Keynote | Gather: A Biblical Reflection on Culture, Ethnicity, and the Beloved Community | Dr. Robert Chao Romero – Great Hall

 

Friday, September 13, 2019

7:00 am – 8:30 am | Breakfast – Hotel Breakfast Area

8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Exhibitor Tables Open – Fireside Room

8:30 am – 10:15 am | Worship and Keynote – Practice: Experiencing Christ’s Transforming Presence in the Midst of Conflict | Dr. Ruth Haley Barton – Great Hall

10:15 am – 10:30 am | Break – Fireside Room

10:30 am – 12:00 noon | Workshop Sessions

12:00 pm – 1:45 pm | Buffet Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Workshop Sessions

  • The Colossian Way: Talking about Politics | Dr. Rob Barrett – Hickory Room
  • A Deeper Dive into Gather | Dr. Robert Chao Romero – Willow West Room
  • Living Faith in Polarized and Uncertain Times: Lessons from Northern Ireland | Dr. Joe Liechty – Willow East Room
  • Reimagining Disagreement through Dialogic Questioning | Dr. Stacey Wieland – Board Room
  • Basics Components of The Colossian Way | Dr. Chris De Vos – Maple/White Pine Room

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Refreshments/Fellowship

4:30 pm – 6:45 pm | Enjoy Dinner in Grand Rapids

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Community Event: Continuing the Conversation – Listen, Learn and Love across Difference with Tru Pettigrew and Tony Godwin | First Christian Reformed Church | 651 Franklin St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507


Saturday, September 14, 2019

7:00 am – 8:30 am | Breakfast – Hotel Breakfast Area

8:00 am – 1:30 pm | Exhibitor Tables Open – Fireside Room

8:30 am – 10:15 am | Worship and Keynote – Witness: From Fake News to Good News | Dr. Bungishabaku Katho – Great Hall

10:15 am – 10:30 am | Break – Fireside Room

10:30 am – Noon | Workshop Sessions

  • Gender as a Source of Delight and Division: A New Colossian Way Series | Dr. Jenell Paris – Hickory Room
  • A Deeper Dive into Witness | Dr. Bungishabaku Katho – Willow West Room
  • Beyond Good Intentions: The Practices of Calm Presence | Trisha Taylor, MA LPC –  Willow East Room
  • Basics Components of The Colossian Way | Dr. Chris De Vos – Board Room
  • Living Faith in Polarized and Uncertain Times: Lessons from Northern Ireland | Dr. Joe Liechty – Maple/White Pine Room

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm | Closing Session | Rev. Michael Gulker – Great Hall

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm | Boxed Lunch to Go – Fireside Room

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