Annual Gathering 2018For information on our keynotes, workshops, and schedule CLICK HERE
The CCNC-N Disciples women are proud to be gathering with 200+ Disciples of Christ sisters! We are pleased to present our three Keynote speakers Vinnetta Golphin-Wilkerson, Daphne Gascot Arias, and Cathy Nicols. Plus a sermon by Rev. Teresa Hord Owens.
|Starts:||1:00 PM||Friday, April 6th, 2018|
|Ends:||1:00 PM||Sunday, April 8th, 2018|
|Location:||Franciscan Renewal Center|
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Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Senior Vice-President for Moral Injury Programs with Volunteers of America
Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California
April 19 Clergy Gathering in the afternoon
"Disciples Got Talent" in the evening
There will be displays, programs for children and youth and times to eat together.
Registration is now open!
Becoming an Inclusive Church Toolkit
Using the Building an Inclusive Church Toolkit, this workshop will provide the tools that empower congregations to create a grace filled, respectful process towards becoming Open & Affirming, a process uniquely designed for each congregation’s specific needs. This day-long workshop will provide in-depth and hands on training in the tools of Graceful Engagement, One to One Conversations, Storytelling, Framing, and more. These tools are also powerfully useful in many other contexts.
Rev. Dr. Mark Johnston, Executive Director of Alliance Q’s Open & Affirming Ministry Program, will lead this workshop.
Building an Inclusive Church trainings are for leaders in congregations which are considering becoming Open & Affirming and for those who would like to know more about supporting other congregations becoming O&A. This training will hone your skills and give you knowledge about how to help congregations through those necessary conversations toward a fully inclusive church.
- Supporting the birth of 40 new congregations by 2020 that share God’s ancient love in Brand-new ways.
- Facilitating existing congregations’ radical openness to god’s guidance and their communities’ needs (transformation).
- Living into our God-given reconciling, open and inclusive identity which challenges the sins of racism, exclusion and oppression.
- Claiming a belief in a god of Abundance through practicing intentional giving
- Cultivating Disciples of Christ to be dynamic “evangels,” sharing the good news of God’s transforming love
- Developing authentic Disciples leadership for the 21st century church while engaging an ecumenical and inter-faith context
- Calling on local congregations to become “Missional Churches” where servanthood is integral to all ministry
- Creating soul-stirring, life-changing, prayer-full worship and spiritual development.
|Mar 25, 2018||CCNC-N Mission Trip|
|Apr 06, 2018||Interregional Gathering of the Western States|
|Apr 06, 2018||Wild Women of the West|
|Apr 13, 2018||CGC Director’s Training at CGC|
|Apr 20, 2018||164th Annual Gathering of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Northern California-Nevada|
|Apr 20, 2018||Executive Committee Meeting|
|May 04, 2018||CGC Work Days|
|May 12, 2018||Staff Training in Sacramento or Woodland|
|May 26, 2018||BOUNDARIES TRAINING: Becoming an Inclusive Church Toolkit|
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