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28th Annual ATiiM Conference

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ATiiM

The Association of Trained Intentional Interim Ministers

28th Annual Conference

October 9 – 10, 2019

Presents

The Challenge of Ministry in Times of Divisiveness

 

Presenter:

Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers

serving

Mayflower United Church of Christ, Oklahoma City, OK

Conference held at:

Starved Rock Lodge & Conf. Center

Starved Rock State Park

Utica, Illinois

Near the Junction of 1-80 & I-39

 

Information about the Conference

You (clergy, lay person, local church ministers, interim ministers, or anyone interested in this topic) are invited to join us for the 28th annual Association of Trained Intentional Interim Ministers (ATiiM).

Our theme for this conference is:

The Challenge of Ministry in Times of Divisiveness

This year Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers will join us as our keynote speaker.  He will share information and insights about the challenge of Ministry in times of divisiveness in our country and in the church.

The Challenge of  Ministry in Times of Divisiveness

 

Our Presenter:

Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers

Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of topics from the perspective of a progressive Christian pastor, best-selling author, professor and peace activist. Dr. Meyers is the author of eight books about religion in American society, and has become widely known as an advocate for peace and justice and radical hospitality as the focus of faith, not creeds and doctrines that one “believes” in exchange for post mortem benefits.  Mayflower Congregational UCC Church, where Dr. Meyers has been the senior minister for 34 years, is now the subject of a new feature-length documentary entitled:  AMERICAN HERETICS:  The Politics of the Gospel.  It chronicles the unlikely rise of progressive voices, and the effectiveness of their ministry, in one of American’s most conservative states.

 

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 9th

11:00 AM    Registration

1:00 PM    Welcome/Orientation/Worship

1:15 PM    Session 1

2:30 PM    Break

3:00 PM    Session 2

4:30 PM    Annual Meeting

5:30 PM    Dinner

7:00 PM    Movie and Q&A Session

Movie:  American Heretics: The Politics of the Gospel takes audiences into the buckle of Bible belt where a group of defiant Oklahomans are rising up to challenge deeply rooted fundamentalist Christian doctrine. Labeled as “heretics” for their beliefs and actions, they refuse to wield their faith as a sword sharpened by literal interpretations of the Bible. Especially those interpretations that continue to justify nationalism and hack away at landmark civil rights protections for women, minorities, immigrants, and the LGBTQ communities. These American Heretics are still interested in saving you from hell, but it’s the earthly one, where poverty, discrimination and nationalism oppress those “who are the least among us.”

9:00 PM    Free time & refreshments

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Note:

You are invited to bring snacks to share during the conference and Wed evening.

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Thursday, October 10th

8:00 AM    Dining Room Opens – (breakfast on your own.)

9:00 AM    Morning Devotions

9:15 AM    Session 3

10:30 AM    Break

10:45 AM    Session 4

12:00 PM    Lunch

1:00 PM    Depart or stay to enjoy Starved

Starved Rock State Park