In order to attend the Workshops and the Lunch & Learn session to be held by the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén you will need to be registered for the Alumni Lectures & Homecoming Event. If you haven't already, please register at the link below.
This year's Alumni Lectures & Homecoming event features a choice of three workshops led by members of the School of Theology community including current faculty, alumni, and ordained staff. Participants may receive continuing education hours for attending workshops which take place on Thursday morning, Sept. 29. Also available to all participants is a Lunch & Learn session, Evolving Approaches to Latino Ministry, to be held by visiting Fellow-in-Residence the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén.
You may pre-register for workshops when completing the online event registration form or during onsite check-in at Hamilton Hall on the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 1-4 pm. Workshop participants are eligible for continuing education credits. Below are brief descriptions of the Lunch & Learn session and each workshop.
Lunch & Learn with the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén
- An Evolving Approach to Latino Ministry
Lunch & Learn led by visiting Fellow-in-Residence, the Rev. Canon Anthony Guillén
Description: By 2060 approximately 1/3 of the US population will be Latino, many of whom will be young, bilingual or English-dominant, and bi-cultural. The Episcopal Church needs the cultural competency to address the spiritual and religious needs of Latinos, an increasing number of whom prefer to worship in English-speaking and/or multicultural congregations. How can lay and ordained leaders prepare themselves to embrace and engage this multi generational, growing community? The session answers this question and more. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. The session will be held in the ABC rooms upstairs in McClurg Dining Hall on Wed. Sept. 28 from 11:45am - 12:45pm.
Participants may sign-up for the session during check-in which will take place in the foyer of Hamilton Hall on Tuesday Sept. 27 from 1-4pm. Please be on the look out for sign-up sheet at the registration desk and be sure to add your name to it.
Continuing Education Workshops
- Developing Leadership Literacies for the Future Church
Led by the Rev. Giulianna Gray and the Rev. Canon Michelle Bolt
Description: This workshop is an interactive exploration of the leadership literacies required for the church to thrive in an increasingly uncertain world. In a future where the organizations that thrive will be distributed, how do we take authentically Anglican steps to adapt our rhythms of hierarchy? Based on the work of Frederic Laloux (Reinventing Organizations) this workshop uses case studies and guided discussion for a lively integrated learning experience.
- Transforming Memory: Confronting Confederate Histories in Episcopal Parishes
Led by the Rev. David Stark, the Rev. Hannah Pommersheim, T'19, and the Rev. Kellan Day, T'19
Description: This workshop covers a brief theology of memory and its relationship to Confederate histories. We will explore pragmatic approaches to confronting this history, utilizing community dialogue and preaching in the parish.
- Churches on the Front Lines of Climate Change
Led by Dr. Andrew Thompson and the Rev. Simion Kinono, T'21
Description: This workshop considers how churches can respond to climate change in their communities. Simion Kinono will share his experience leading environmental ministries in communities dealing with deforestation and drought. Andrew Thompson will discuss the effects of climate change on a local level, and how churches can respond.