Thursday, January 29, 2015

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On March 27-28, Duke Divinity School will host the All Things New conference. The event, which is organized by the Divinity School’s Office of Field Education and a student planning group, aims to provide a forum for students, practitioners, and others interested in the future of the church to exchange ideas and build relationships.

The conference will feature lectures, seminars, and opportunities to share information. Conference attendees can select three seminars on topics that include church planting, intentional incarnation, and missional faith communities.

“The intent of the conference is to open a space for conversation about new ways of forming and being church in our changing culture,” said Rhonda Parker, director of the Office of Field Education. “Our hope is that participants will leave with ideas about how to reach out to their communities in new and exciting ways.”

Conference speakers include Jerry Herships, founder of AfterHours Denver, a faith-in-action community that meets at Denver bars, who will speak at Tyler’s Taproom on Friday evening; Gannon Sims, communications director at Fresh Expressions, an initiative to generate new expressions of Christian community; Audrey B. Warren, pastor of Branches United Methodist Mission; Edgardo Colón-Emeric, assistant professor of Christian theology at Duke Divinity School; and Valerie Cooper, associate professor of Black Church studies.

Discounted registration will be available until Feb. 28, and registration will continue through March 22. Learn more and register.