Note: Pre-Conference attendance requires being registered for both the main Rooted in Jesus conference and your selected Pre-Conference.
In addition to the sessions listed below, the Forma Pre-Conference includes the following Deep Dives:
Deep Dive 1: "You are loved" - LBGTQ awareness and inclusion for your church. Led by Rev. Matthew Welsch and Rev. Lauren Kay. This group will follow their own schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 21 and then have the freedom to join the rest of the pre-conference participants on Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Deep Dive 2: "Dismantling Racism Youth Curriculum Training" - Get your mandated Anti-Racism training and complete the youth curriculum training all at once! This group will meet at the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing on Tuesday and Wednesday. Participants in this pre-conference will miss the Forma Annual Meeting.
Deep Dive 3: "Leadership for Formation Practitioners" Join Melissa Rau, Lisa Kimball, Julie Lytle, and others to talk about how we form leaders and how we develop our own leadership skills. This will be especially useful for those who have been in ministry for several years. This group will follow a specific set of workshops following the schedule below.
Presenter: Sarah StonesiferRead More »
Presenter: Wendy Claire BarrieRead More »
Presenter: Sharon Ely PearsonRead More »
Gearing-Up Your Youth Ministry: Doodads, Widgets, and Thingamabobs Can’t Beat a Sound, Relational Ministry
Presenter: Eric TravisRead More »
Presenter: Lauren Villemuer-DrenthRead More »
Presenter: The Rev. Jane GoberRead More »
Presenters: Sarah Bentley Allred and Elizabeth Henry-McKeeverRead More »
Presenter: Hershey Mallette StephensRead More »
Presenter: Catherine MarescaRead More »
Presenter: Kate HustonRead More »
Respecting the Dignity of All: Updated Policies for the Protection of Children, Youth & Vulnerable Adults
Presenters: Robin Hammeal-Urban and Eric TravisRead More »
Presenters: The Rev. John Lewis and Rebecca HallRead More »
Presenter: Kat MercerRead More »