Thursday, Oct. 25
9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Mimi Keel – Practical Formation for Children
Phileena Heuertz – Soul Care
Mandy Smith – Vulnerability and Leadership
Jon Huckins – Missional
Darryl Williamson – Formational Discipleship in the Church
7:00 p.m. — 7:45 p.m.
Opening Worship with Manuel Luz
7:45 p.m. — 9:00 p.m.
aTalk by James Bryan Smith
Friday, Oct. 26
9:00 a.m. — 10:00 a.m.
aTalk by J.R. Briggs
10:00 a.m. — 11:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. — 12:45 a.m.
1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.
aTalk by Lauren Winner
2:30 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Katherine Johnson – Formation and Nature at Botanica
Michael Clifford – Interacting with the Outdoors at the Sedgwick County Zoo
Ted Krone and Manuel Luz – Formation and Art at the Wichita Art Museum (WAM)
Sharon Rodgers and The Singing Quakers – Fine Arts and Formation at a Dance Studio
Matt Johnson and J.R. Briggs – Art of Neighboring
Erin Dohm – Iconography at St. Georges Orthodox Church
Ken Shigematsu and Mark McCormick – Race and Formation at the Wichita African American Muesum
Lauren Winner and Warren Farha – Culture and Formation at 8th Day Books
Rochelle Strah and Bob Casper – Vocation and Formation at Ecclesia Coffee Shop
Phileena Hueertz – Soul Care and Formation at a Yoga Studio
Dinner/ Free Evening
Live Podcast and Dinner with James Bryan Smith and Greg Boyd at a local restaurant
Saturday, Oct. 27
9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
aTalk by Greg Boyd and Ken Shigematsu
Apprentice Gathering 2018 Dismisses
JAMES BRYAN SMITH
The Magnificent Journey
Description coming soon!
Cardigan Sweater, Magnolia Tree, Brioche: The Overlooked Paths to Christ Scripture Offers
In this talk, Lauren will explore some of the less familiar figurative language the Bible deploys as various biblical writers attempt to give words to who they know God to be. The talk aims not to covert you to Lauren’s favorite biblical images for God, but to inspire your own curiosity and creativity, as you think about biblical language for God, and the clues about God embedded in the objects we encounter in our daily lives.
In a variety of ways, the New Testament present’s Jesus’ death on the cross as the culminating revelation of God and the focal point of all Scripture. In this light, how are we to interpret the Old Testament’s many portraits of Yahweh commanding and engaging in horrendous violence? I will contend that we can only understand how these violent divine portraits bear witness to the cross when we interpret them through the lens of the cross. This lens allows us to see that, throughout the long journey of God’s people from Exodus to the time of Jesus, God has always been willing to bear the sin of his people and to thereby take on an ugly appearance that reflects that sin, just as he did for all humans on the cross.
God In My Everything
In this message, Ken describes how his pilgrimage to Ireland helped him discover a way of life that enables him to experience God as alive and real in every part of his life. He will show us how we can cultivate a life rhythm that supports rather than sabotages our relationship with God.
The Soul of Jesus’ Questions and the Questions of our Soul
Description: Jesus asked hundreds of questions recorded in the Gospels – some that were direct and indirect, rhetorical and participatory, compassionate and combative. Many of his questions formed people, left an indelible more on people’s lives and changed them for eternity. We study Jesus’ teachings, his parables, his healings and his actions; but why don’t we study his questions? Why did Jesus ask so many questions? What if Jesus was not only the Answer to our questions, but the Question to all of our answers? What if one of the primary ways we grow to follow Jesus more closely is to ask more incisive questions – of God, of others and of ourselves? And what implications does Jesus’ question-asking posture have on our lives today?