Alonzo Johnson preaches the opening worship service of the 2017 National Gathering.
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Reading Branch’s book, I catch a glimpse of King’s frail humanity as well as his gifts for ministry. He soared and he struggled. He felt a strong sense of God’s call, and he wasn’t always sure which strategy was best. In that way, he resembled all of us who have had heavy hands laid on our head and shoulders, who try to do God’s will yet often muddle our way through.
Interculturality is defined as a posture, a disposition to share our lives with the other – a space where all cultures are required to truly read and interpret the world in a more comprehensive way, is challenging. It is more than just eating a different food, or sharing a physical space with a different one.
Workshop: Verse & Vision
Presenters: Nancy Arbuthnot & Gerry Hendershot
Workshop: Designing Worship with an Expansive Evangelical Impulse
Presenters: Jessica Patchett & Bob Henderson
A video recording of the worship service that closed our 2017 National Gathering will be made available soon! In the meantime, here’s the liturgy from the service. We hope it provides inspiration for you in your own setting.
Here’s the liturgy from our Monday opening worship service from the 2017 National Gathering. We hope it provides inspiration for you in your own setting!
Amidst threats that somehow our hard-earned commodities might not be safe or our ability to be productive could become compromised, human fear propels us into overdrive. We believe that if we could just do or have more, we might attain the peace our hearts long for – peace that in truth comes only from relationship with God.
Teaching about the gift of vocation and writing about his life experiences, including times of depression, Palmer conveys the message of claiming one’s truth and explains the concept of “true self.” His candid approach is refreshing and challenging.
During the closing worship service of the 2017 National Gathering, Slats Toole read a powerful prayer of confession about humanity’s tendency to build up walls. Here is the text of that prayer.