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Conference 2013


April 13 – 16, 2013 at Middle Church, NYC

Shifting demographics in our nation make it clear that our multiracial/multicultural future is now. Learning how to help congregations grow more diverse racially, economically, and culturally helps us rehearse God’s vision of justice and peace. Middle Church is an example of how an emphasis on justice and working toward meaningful change are key to attracting those seeking authentic communities—the unaffiliated and young adults.

This conference will not only offer components that focus on worship, it will also will offer lay and clergy leaders resources for a meaningful presence in the public square. Join our country’s leading theological voices and social change agents as we offer strategies to build congregations that reflect the world we live in and offer hope for the future we desire.

The goal for this “Leading Edge 2013: Know Justice, Know Peace.” is to use all of our resources—theological reflection; intellectual analysis; passionate prophetic critique; celebrative, artistic worship; and community organizing to create a more just society. Our movement of preachers, prophets, poets and everyday heroes must be sustained by worship and anchored in a vision for justice. Read our full schedule and our list of nationally recognized speakers and presenters.

Join us as we provide practical tools to:

  • Strengthen the prophetic work of our congregations
  • Equip lay leaders and clergy for leading change together
  • Create art, worship, and education that resource justice work
  • Address the issues of racial, economic, and gender/LGBTI justice head-on
  • Strategize to sustain our movement with spiritual practices that reflect a multicultural and multiracial society

Online registration for The Leading Edge is now closed. Tickets, including day passes, are still available for purchase in person at Middle Collegiate Church, located at 112 Second Avenue (between 6th & 7th Streets) in New York City.