SCHEDULE: Slow Church Conference – April 3-5, 2014

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Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus
Englewood Christian Church – Indianapolis
April 3-5, 2014

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A conversation curated by Chris Smith and John Pattison,
co-authors of the Slow Church book (coming June 2014, IVP / Praxis Books)

Tentative Schedule:

 

Thurs. April 3

4:00 – 5:30 PM  – Registration

5:00 – 6:30PM – Dinner
( Chris Smith and John Pattison introduce Slow Church and overview the conference)

7:00 – 8:00 PM – Opening Keynote
(Willie Jennings – A Place of Redemption: Putting Church on the Ground )

8:00-9:00 PM –  Conversation about Opening Keynote

 

Friday  April 4

7:00 – 8:00AM – Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00AM – David Fitch Lecture – Ecclesiology

9:00 – 9:30AM – Conversation with David Fitch

9:30 -10:00AM – Break

10:00-11:00AM – Christine Pohl Lecture – An Economy of Gratitude and Hospitality

11:00-11:30AM – Conversation with Christine Pohl

11:30-12:30PM  – Breakout Conversations about Christine’s lecture

12:30 – 2:00 PM  Lunch / Table Conversations

2:00-3:00PM – Carol Johnston Lecture –
Ecology: Attentiveness to God’s Reconciliation of all things

3:00-3:30PM – Conversation with Carol Johnston

3:30-4:30PM  – Breakout Conversations about Carol’s lecture

4:30 – 6:00PM  – FREE TIME (Optional tour of the Englewood Neighborhood)

6:00 – ???  – Leisurely dinner / dessert

 

Saturday April 5

7:00 – 8:00AM – Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00AM – Phil Kenneson Lecture – Ethics/ Being the Church Well

9:00 – 9:30AM – Conversation with Phil Kenneson

9:30 – 10:15AM  – Breakout conversations on Phil’s lecture

10:15-10:30 AM  – COFFEE BREAK

10:30- 11:30AM   – Mike Bowling and Chris Smith on the practice of conversation

11:30 – 12:00PM   – Conversation with Mike and Chris

12:00 – 1:00 PM  – Concluding Lunch