This is it – our final announcement before Karam Forum this Janurary 3-4! Check out the scoop below on new workshops we’ve added. Register for Karam Forum today – don’t wait, space is limited and we are on track to fill it. Then reserve your room at the gorgeous Warwick Melrose Hotel in Dallas – the special conference price of $129 is only available through December 11.
A quick reminder before we get to the new stuff: We’ll be hearing big-picture talks on what God is doing in our midst from Miroslav Volf, David Miller and Mark Greene, along with other voices from throughout the movement. Educators from our network will deliver exciting TED-style talks – designed to be great for classroom use, as always – on Who God Is and What God Does, and what it has to do with people’s daily work and lives. We’ll have a provocative interdisciplinary panel on theology and economics as well as a hands-on field trip to a nearby church with a great faith and work ministry.
How could you ask for more than that?
Well, whether you ask for it or not, more than that is what we’ve got!
Thrivent Financial is a fraternal benefit society – not quite a traditional non-profit corporation, but it’s the same kind of thing – that helps Christians understand and practice sound financial stewardship. It serves over two million members, as well as many others through the ministries of local churches and others whom it partners with. Its budget puts it on the Fortune 500 list.
We’re pleased to announce that a representative of Thrivent, James Jackson, will give a unique workshop for Karam Forum attendees. He’ll share with us Thrivent’s latest research on how the rising generation of young adults handle money, and how local churches can more effectively work with young adults to guide them into good stewardship. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear about new research data and to think together collaboratively about what it means for local churches.
We’re also pleased to announce additional workshops taking place at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, where our field trip will take us to learn more about their faith and work ministry, PCPC@Work. In addition to having the opportunity to learn from the pastoral staff involved in PCPC@Work, attendees will also be learning from several of those who are equipped by the church for their work in the world:
- A psychiatrist/counselor who teaches at a nearby hospital
- An MBA working at a major investment fund
- A farmer who grows flowers for the local market
In the long run, our purpose in the ON and at Karam Forum is to produce a new – or rather, renewed – kind of local church, one where the shepherds and teachers equip the saints for works of service. As theological educators who prepare church leaders, this is a precious opportunity for us to hear directly not only from people who are helping build such a church, but from those who are being equipped by it!
Lots more great stuff coming at Karam Forum, including the debut of a new video about our work, and – hot off the press – our 2018 impact report. Plus we’ll have books to give you, chances to connect with leading ministries and with colleagues from across our network, and so much more.
Don’t miss the boat – register today for Karam Forum 2019!