Program

Symposium Opening (Fri)

Gathering and recognizing an expansive notion of spiritual leadership; to open up the ideas and catalyze the exploration of what it means, and affirm a symposium covenant.

Welcome A Spiritual Grounding

Spiritual Leadership: Serving with Grace

Beginning the exploration, catalyzed by storytelling by Erik Walker Wikstrom and dialogue among participants

Touching in

The first of three small-group connections over the course of the symposium.


Deepening the Dialogue (Sat)

Exploring one of a selection of focus streams. Meeting with the touch group after lunch and at the end of the day. Assembling together twice, to cross-fertilize ideas and learning.

Morning Beginnings

A spiritual practice menu of various activities including yoga, music, walkabouts, meditation, drumming, circle dance.

Gathering Together in Spirit

Spiritual Deepening Focus Streams

Participation in one of six possible focus streams. Opportunities for cross-fertilization at lunch and the end of the day. Details on the different focus streams may be found here.

Lunch all together

Touch Group Time

Spiritual Deepening Focus Streams

(continued from the morning)

What’s Emerging—Plenary Session

Dinner and Small Groups

Off site. See details in registration materials.


Stepping Boldly into the Future (Sun)

Bringing individual and collective meaning to spiritual leadership. Committing to moving forward in personal and congregational life and beyond. Developing and affirming a charter.

Morning Beginnings

A spiritual practice menu of various activities including yoga, music, walkabouts, meditation, drumming

Sunday Worship

Lunch all together

Transformation Through Diversity

(with break)
This session is for sharing the wide range of learning and insights from the Focus Stream sessions, and bringing it to our daily lives as we step forward. Congregational teams develop shared meaning and plans for what’s next. How do we advance the breadth and depth of transformation into practice?

Touch Group Time

Dinner Together and Closure

Celebrating the collective discernment of the weekend—through conversation, multimedia, and artistic expression. Recognizing the diverse leadership in our midst, and manifesting a commitment to ongoing spiritual leadership.