SCHEDULE

Schedule

Here is our schedule for our time together! Plenary events (those in the Imperial Ballroom) will be live streamed. Our Tuesday evening worship service will not be streamed or recorded.

Sunday

5:00 -8:00 pm Bookstore open // Nixon

5:00 -10:00 pm Registration open // Information desk (outside Imperial Ballroom)

5:00 -10:00 pm Exhibit hall open // Prefunction area outside Imperial Ballroom)

Monday

8:30 am Registration opens // Information desk

9:00 – 11:00 am Exhibit hall open // Prefunction area outside Imperial Ballroom

9:00 – 11:00 am Bookstore open // Nixon

9:30 – 10:30 am Pre-Gatherings // various locations, listed below

  • First time to the NEXT Church // Lori Raible // Colonial Ballroom
  • Lay Leaders // Suzanne Davis, Joel Schultze & Valerie Young // Eisenhower
  • Seminarians  // Linda Kurtz & Angela Williams // Hoover
  • People of Color // Laura Cheifetz & Hardy Kim // Kennedy
  • Co-Moderator Listening Session // Jan Edmiston & Denise Anderson // Lido

10:30 am – 12:15 pm Childcare open // Taft & Wilson

11:00 am Opening worship, Alonzo Johnson preaching // Imperial Ballroom

Welcome to NEXT Church & the 2017 National Gathering

12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch (provided)

Optional lunch conversation: What is the Public Role of the Church Leader in a Divided Country? // Imperial Ballroom

12:30 – 5:00 pm Spirituality Studio open // Roosevelt

12:30 – 1:45 pm Exhibit hall open

12:30 – 2:00 pm Bookstore open // Nixon

1:30 – 6:15 pm Childcare open // Taft & Wilson

1:45 – 3:00 pm Plenary // Imperial Ballroom

Transformative learning // Jen Kottler & Leslie Mott

Testimony #1 // Glenn McCray & Charlie Scoma

Ignite presentations

  • Rebecca Davis, Jacob Kennedy & Joaquin Ross (Presbyterian College)
  • John Wilkinson
  • Peace for Peoria

Transformative learning // Jen Kottler & Leslie Mott

3:00 – 3:30 pm Coffee break (sponsored by Illustrated Children’s Ministry)

3:00 – 3:30 pm Exhibit hall open

3:00 – 5:15 pm Bookstore open // Nixon

3:30 – 4:45 pm Workshop block 1 // various locations

4:45 – 5:15 pm Break

5:15 – 6:00 pm Worship // Imperial Ballroom

6:00 – 7:30 pm Break for dinner (on your own)

6:00 – 7:45 pm Exhibit hall open

6:00 – 7:45 pm Bookstore open // Nixon


Evening program

7:30 – 9:30 pm Childcare open // Taft & Wilson

7:45 – 9:15 pm Evening keynote // Linda Mercadante // Imperial Ballroom

9:30 pm Adjourn

Tuesday

7:30 – 8:50 am Princeton Theological Seminary Breakfast // Trianon A

8:00 am Registration opens // Information desk

8:00 – 9:00 am Exhibit hall open // Prefunction area outside Imperial Ballroom

8:00 – 9:00 am Bookstore open // Nixon

8:45 am – 12:55 pm Childcare open // Taft & Wilson

9:00 – 9:45 am Worship service (with offering) // Imperial Ballroom

9:45 – 10:25 am Plenary // Imperial Ballroom

Update on NEXT Church

Testimony #2 // Tom Charles

Transformative learning // Jen Kottler & Leslie Mott

10:00 am – 1:30 pm Spirituality Studio open // Roosevelt

10:25 – 10:45 am Healthy snack and coffee break (sponsored by Board of Pensions)

10:45 – 12:45 pm Plenary // Imperial Ballroom 

Keynote presentation and Q&A // Soong Chan Rah

Ignite presentations

  • Therese Taylor-Stinson & Glenn Zuber
  • Ann Hartman
  • Lee Hinson-Hasty
  • Becca Messman & Chineta Goodjoin
  • Wendi Brockhaus & Nick Pickrell (Open Table)

Transformative learning // Jen Kottler & Leslie Mott

12:30 – 2:00 pm Exhibit hall open

12:30 – 4:00 pm Bookstore open // Nixon

12:40 – 12:45 pm Announcements // Imperial Ballroom

12:45 – 1:45 pm Lunch (provided) & optional conversations (click for descriptions) // Various Locations

  • Waking Up White Book Discussion // Jan Edmiston & Denise Anderson // Colonial Ballroom
  • Interfaith Dialogue as Sermon // Tim Hart-Andersen // Trianon A
  • Outside of the Box Ministry Panel // Katy Stenta, Deborah McEachran, Jenny Warner & Steven Koski // Trianon C
  • Mid-Council Innovation to Empower Churches // Shannan Vance-Ocampo, Karen Chamis, LeAnn Hodges & Amaury Tañón-Santos // Lido
  • Breaking Down Walls: A Collaborative Approach to Climate Change // Abby Mohaupt, Deb Meinke & Rob Fohr // Trianon B
  • The Keys to Unlock Your Dynamic Youth Ministry // Matt Vaughan // Trianon D
  • Believe, Grieve, Commit: A Confession for this Moment // Brandon Frick, Layton Williams & Bertram Johnson // Trianon E
  • Raising Racial Awareness: Igniting a National Festival Movement // Therese Taylor-Stinson & Glenn Zuber // Kennedy 
  • Open Space ConversationsDon’t see a conversation that interests you? Create your own! Reserve a ballroom table for your topic by signing up at the Information Desk.

1:50 – 2:15 pm Break

2:00 – 7:15 pm Childcare open // Taft & Wilson

2:15 – 3:30 pm Workshop block 2 // various locations

3:30 – 4:00 pm Break

4:00 – 5:15 pm Workshop block 3 // various locations

5:15 pm Adjourn to worship // please make your way to Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral, 415 W 13th St

5:45- 7:00 pm Worship service, Marci Glass preaching // Grace & Holy Trinity Cathedral Sanctuary (this worship service will not be streamed or recorded)

Free Evening

Alumni Receptions // various locations 

  • Union Presbyterian Seminary // 7:00 – 9:30 pm // Trianon A
  • Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary // 7:00 – 8:30 pm // Kennedy
  • McCormick Theological Seminary // 7:00 – 9:30 pm // Trianon B
  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary // 7:00 – 9:00 pm // Hoover
  • Young Adult Volunteers // 7:30 – 9:30 pm // Eisenhower
Wednesday

7:15 – 8:45 am Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary reception breakfast // Lido

8:00 am Registration open // Information desk

8:00 – 9:00 am Exhibit hall open // Prefunction area outside Imperial Ballroom

8:00 – 9:00 am Bookstore open // Nixon

8:45 am – 12:45 pm Childcare open // Taft & Wilson

9:00 – 11:00 am Spirituality Studio open // Roosevelt

9:00 – 11:00 am  Plenary // Imperial Ballroom

Testimony #3 // Tamara John & Tom Cramer

Keynote // Rodger Nishioka

Transformative learning // Jen Kottler & Leslie Mott

11:00 – 11:15 am Break

11:15 – 12:30 pm Closing worship service, Paul Roberts preaching // Imperial Ballroom

12:30 pm Adjourn & lunch (boxed lunches available)

12:30 – 1:30 pm Exhibit hall open

12:30 – 1:30 pm Bookstore open // Nixon