May 29 - 30, 2019
Union Presbyterian Seminary - Early Center
1106 Westwood Avenue, Richmond VA


6:30 - 7:00 PM

Gathering & Registration

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Creator… Created to Create: a theology of creative calling and flourishing community

A practical theology that, created in the image of God, humans have a unique and powerful creative calling.  How do we develop that calling?  How do we help our congregations understand and experience a creative call?  How do we use that call to bless the communities in which we live, pray, work, and play?



8:30 - 9:00 AM

Gathering & Registration

9:30 AM

Session 1: Created… for Flourishing Community  

What are the components for a flourishing community?  What is the role of the church in this work and what are new ways faith communities can play a role?  In this session, we’ll explore these questions and nontraditional means for being the church in the world.


9:00 - 9:30 AM

Welcome & Intro

10:45 AM

Session 2: Created… to Engage Our Community 

In order to be a part of flourishing communities, we need to explore the ways we engage and partner with our community.  We’ll look at different tools for authentic community engagement and how to partner in our community.


12:00 PM



1:00 PM

Session 3: Creating… Starting With What You’ve Got  

This session will help participants consider the assets in the congregation and communities and start to consider how they can begin to employ those assets to help their community flourish.


2:00 PM

Session 4:  Creating… Tools for Community Flourishing    

Technology isn’t going anywhere. How can you use technology as a tool and an asset in your work building flourishing communities?  A look at two different stories where people are using technology to help their communities thrive in a personal way.


3:00 PM

Session 5:  Creating… How To Take This Home

Too often excitement and ideas from conferences are hard to take back to your particular setting.  This session will offer simple and practical next steps to help you take these ideas back to your specific context and be able to start a conversation or a movement.


4:00 PM

Created to Create… Sending/Commissioning for Community Flourishing

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If you want to recast the future of the church as an engaged builder we want to hear from you!


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