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“Calming the Chaos—Spiritual Practices for Life and Ministry” with Rev. Marcia Jewsbury

This is offered as a Commissioned Ministers Continuing Education Event by the Indiana Region.

This day of renewal will focus on spiritual practices that nurture your body, mind and spirit.  The stressors in our lives can feel overwhelming and chaotic at times.  Take a day to breathe and focus on spiritual practices that you can incorporate into everyday life and ministry.  Participants will experience many spiritual practices together while learning ways to manage stress and feed your spirit.  We will learn together how these spiritual practices can help you journey with members of your congregation, encouraging them on their own spiritual journey.  Come join us for this day of renewal and spiritual growth that will benefit you and your congregation!

Saturday, November 16, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Registration fee of $25 (includes lunch)

Link to register: Registration Link

PREACHING CAMP INTRODUCES LECTIONARY READINGS FOR NEW CHURCH YEAR

The new lectionary year begins on December 1, 2019, with the First Sunday in Advent, Year A. The Region of Indiana is hosting a Lectionary Preaching Camp to introduce the Gospel of Matthew, the main gospel in the new year, and to think about important ways in which passages and themes in Matthew intersect with main themes in the Christian Year with some attention to other readings.

The leader is Ron Allen, who taught preaching and Gospels and Letters at Christian Theological Seminary for 37 years before retiring in 2019. Ron’s most recent book is I Will Tell You the Mystery: A Commentary on Preaching from the Book of Revelation (2019)

Participants will not come away with complete sermons. But they should come away with exegetical, theological, hermeneutical, and homiletical questions and possibilities. The plan is to name the toughest theological questions and look them in the eye.

This camp will be offered Tuesday, October 22 at First Christian Church, Rochester

Link to register: Lectionary Preaching Camp-Rochester

PREACHING CAMP INTRODUCES LECTIONARY READINGS FOR NEW CHURCH YEAR

The new lectionary year begins on December 1, 2019, with the First Sunday in Advent, Year A. The Region of Indiana is hosting a Lectionary Preaching Camp to introduce the Gospel of Matthew, the main gospel in the new year, and to think about important ways in which passages and themes in Matthew intersect with main themes in the Christian Year with some attention to other readings.

The leader is Ron Allen, who taught preaching and Gospels and Letters at Christian Theological Seminary for 37 years before retiring in 2019. Ron’s most recent book is I Will Tell You the Mystery: A Commentary on Preaching from the Book of Revelation (2019)

Participants will not come away with complete sermons. But they should come away with exegetical, theological, hermeneutical, and homiletical questions and possibilities. The plan is to name the toughest theological questions and look them in the eye.

This camp will be offered Tuesday, October 15 at First Christian Church, Bedford

Link to register: Preaching Camp Bedford

Women are invited to gather at Abe Martin Lodge in beautiful Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana on August 23-25. The weekend will be filled with multicultural praise, worship, conversation and reflection. Come, women of Indiana. It is time to gather and “Lift EVERY Voice!” Registration cost is $75 per person and covers meals and programming. 
Lodging reservations should be made by calling (877) 563-4371. Use Group Code 0823ID. Lodge rooms are $109.99* per night (sleeps up to 4). Also available are rustic cabins for $69.99*/night (sleeps up to 4), and cabin suites for $189*/night (sleeps 6). Housing is not guaranteed after July 26.
*Taxes not included.
There is a $7 per car, one-time park entrance fee at the gate.
“Lift Every Voice” is the theme with worship speaker Rev. Marilyn Williams from Raleigh, North Carolina.  Marilyn is currently serving as President of the International Disciples Women Ministries. The retreat will also include representatives from Woman-to-Woman Worldwide, Destiny Rescue, and Turning Point Domestic Violence Services.
Join in the Saturday evening celebration of the 145th birthday of Disciples Women. For more information, contact Linda Brown at choirmomehs@yahoo.com.

Registration is now closed.

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Healthy Boundaries Training
Date: Saturday November 2, 2019
Cost: $45
Location: Allisonville Christian Church
7701 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis

Each session is from 8:30 am- 4:00 p.m. Lunch and materials will be provided.

Register here to attend the training.

Anti-Racism & Pro-Reconciliation Training (ARPR) for Ordained and Commissioned Ministers to comply with Resolution 1601, requiring to all commissioned and ordained ministers who desire standing within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana to participate in regionally sponsored ARPR trainings every five years, in addition to their Healthy Boundaries training requirement.

November 2019 Anti-Racism & Pro-Reconciliation Training session

  • Date:  Saturday November 9, 2019
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Central Christian Church, Indianapolis 701 N. Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Registration/check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.

Each session is from 8:30 am- 4:00 p.m. Lunch and materials will be provided.

REGISTER TO ATTEND HERE: November 2019 Training

Anti-Racism & Pro-Reconciliation Training (ARPR) for Ordained and Commissioned Ministers to comply with Resolution 1601, requiring to all commissioned and ordained ministers who desire standing within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana to participate in regionally sponsored ARPR trainings every five years, in addition to their Healthy Boundaries training requirement.

August 2019 Anti-Racism & Pro-Reconciliation Training session

  • Date:  Saturday August 17, 2019
  • Cost: $45
  • Location: Avon Christian Church, 7236 E. County Road 100 S, Avon, IN 46123

Registration/check-in begins at 8:00 and the session is from 8:30 am- 4:00 p.m. Lunch and materials will be provided.

Registration is NOW CLOSED.

Financial Literacy Academy

Session Eight:

  • Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 19 (*Note, these two days are a week apart, not concurrent.)
    • (Friday) Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall, 2nd Floor
      • 1100 W 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
    • (Saturday) Broadway United Methodist Church
      • 609 E 29th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Friday session for Ministers

Friday’s session focuses on preaching and teaching stewardship with Rev. Katie Hays from Galileo Christian Church in Fort Worth, Texas.


Saturday session for Ministers and Church Leaders

Saturday’s session will be hosted by Rev. Mike Mather and Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Come hear about their ministries and the connections being made in their neighborhood.


The Financial Literacy Academy is open to all clergy with standing within the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Indiana Region and lay leaders from Indiana Disciples congregations. Cost to attend for those not covered by a grant will be $15 per person per day and includes meals (continental breakfast/lunch) and materials.

Registration deadline is October 7. The deadline for grantee hotel rooms is October 1. 

To register, click the appropriate button below:

Friday Session - Register Here

To attend the Saturday, October 19 session, contact sarah@indianadisciples.org for the link. Space is limited.


 

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