Conference Schedule

Sunday, May 31
2-6 p.m.                    Registration
6-7 p.m.                    Supper
7:30-9 p.m.               Spiritual Discernment and the Missional Empowerment of the Church,
                                 Lloyd John Ogilvie
9-10 p.m.                  Reception and Poster Session - Congregational Discernment in the Local Church

Monday, June 1
7:30-8:30 a.m.          Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m.             Corporate Discernment: The Key to Becoming a Blessed Church,
                                 N. Graham Standish
10:30-11 a.m.           Coffee Break
11 a.m. -12:15 p.m.  Consultation Discussion I: How Discernment Works in My Tradition…and Doesn’t
                                 (Moderator, Paul Anderson; Sister Sherryl White, Catholic; Frederick Schmidt,
                                 Episcopal; Mark Ellingsen, Lutheran)
12:30-1:30 p.m.       Lunch - Regional Tables
2-3:15 p.m.              Workshops: Authors and Experts I
3:15-3:45 p.m.         Coffee Break
3:45-5:15 p.m.         Discernment Leadership Initiatives A, B, C
5:30-6:30 p.m.         Supper
7-9 p.m.                   Dynamics of Discernment - Biblical and Practical, Paul Anderson
9-10 p.m.                 Reception and Poster Session - Teaching Congregational Discernment

Tuesday, June 2
7:30-8:30 a.m.         Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m.            The Spiritual Preparation of the Discerning Leader, Ruth Haley Barton
10:30-11 a.m.          Coffee Break
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  Consultation Discussion II: How Discernment Works in My Tradition…and Doesn’t

                                                   Moderator, Paul Anderson
                                                   Victoria Curtiss, Presbyterian
                                                   Chuck Orwiler, Quaker
                                                   Pete Hartwig, Pentecostal

12:30-1:30 p.m.      Lunch - Denominational Tables
2-3:15 p.m.             Workshops: Authors and Experts II
3:15-3:45 p.m.        Coffee Break
3:45-5:15 p.m.        Workshops: Authors and Experts III
5:30-6:30 p.m.        Supper
7-9 p.m.                  Discernment through the Ages - The Consensus Fidelium Then and Now, Peter Bouteneff
9-10 p.m.                Reception and Poster Session - Organizing Communities of Discernment

Wednesday, June 3
7:30-8:30 a.m.        Breakfast
8:45-10 a.m.           Panel Discussion: Spiritual Discernment As Christian Leadership

                                                   Moderator: Jan Wood
                                                   Suzanne Farnham, Creating a Culture of Spiritual Listening
                                                   Josh Reid, Doing Discernment with Youth
                                                   Teresa Blythe, Discernment, Stewardship, and Budgets
                                                   Arthur Larrabee, Discerning a Sense of the Meeting

10-10:15 a.m.          Coffee Break
10:15-11:45 a.m.     Effective Pastoral Leadership - Discerning and Implementing the Divine Will in Unity,
                                 Leith Anderson
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.     Boxed Lunches and Dismissal

1-5 p.m.                    Personal Retreat at Camp Tilikum (optional, $10 extra cost; free for those
                                  staying for the Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership Conference)

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