A Process, An Assessment Tool and Empowerment
A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF REV. DR. LAW
The Rev. Dr. Eric H. F. Law is the founder and executive director of the Kaleidoscope Institute, which provides resources to equip church leaders to create sustainable churches and communities. He has been a consultant and trainer for over 25 years working with the Roman Catholic, Episcopal, United Methodist, Presbyterian, American Baptist, United Church of Christ and Lutheran Churches in the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia and Europe. He is the author of nine books including Holy Currencies, Holy Currency Exchange, The Wolf Shall Dwell with the Lamb (also available in Spanish), Finding Intimacy in a World of Fear, and Inclusion: Making Room for Grace. He is an Episcopal priest, a composer of church music, a photographer and a playwright. He writes a weekly blog called The Sustainist: Spirituality for Sustainable Communities in a Networked World.
Books to consider reading before conference (all by Eric Law from Chalice Press):
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Registration and Reception is 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Inn Hotel.
The event begins at 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, in the beautiful IOWA CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CENTER, 2301 Rittenhouse Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50321, and concludes at Noon, Thursday, May 3.
TUESDAY, MAY 1
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reception and Registration
at the Fairfield Inn Hotel, 6880 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa 50321
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
IOWA CONFERENCE UNITED METHODIST CENTER
2301 Rittenhouse Street, Des Moines, Iowa 50321
8:00 a.m. Registration continues
9:00 Welcome and Opening Worship
9:30 First Plenary: Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Eric Law
“Holy Currencies – A process for Transitional Intentional Interim ministry” — Gain an overview of Holy Currencies – relationship, truth, wellness, money, time/place and gracious leadership – as a process for entry, congregational internal engagement and external community discernment.
10:45 First Plenary continues
1:00 p.m. Second Plenary: Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Eric Law
“Holy Currencies – An assessment tool for Transitional Intentional Interim ministry” — Explore how to us the Holy Currencies model for assessing where the congregation has been, where it is now and where it is called to be.
2:40 Workshops (to be announced soon)
4:10 Workshops (to be announced soon)
6:30 Recognition Banquet
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THURSDAY, MAY 3
9:00 a.m. Board of Directors Reports (Election of Officers)
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9:15 Final Plenary: Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Eric Law
“Holy Currencies – Empowerment through currencies of relationship and truth” — Focus on empowering congregation members to discern internal and external truth through the development of their internal and external relationships.
11:30 Closing Worship with Holy Communion
Noon Box Lunches