We invite you to attend Convocation & Pastors’ School, Oct. 7-8, 2019 at Duke Divinity School. This intensive two-day conference features nationally renowned speakers, powerful lectures, inspiring worship, and thought-provoking seminars. Register by Aug. 31 to take advantage of early bird pricing.
This year, we focus on Life That Really is Life: Cultivating Thriving Communities. Christian congregations, led by gifted clergy, are integral to the formation of thriving communities. When congregations and pastors are faithful and focused on God’s dreams, they can be exceptional catalysts, conveners, and curators, drawing people together across diverse sectors, generations, and neighborhoods.
- David Brooks, NY Times Columnist, Commentator & Author of The Second Mountain
- Krista Tippet, Peabody Award-winning Broadcaster & NY Times Bestselling Author
- Kate Bowler, NY Times Best Selling Author & Associate Professor of Christian History, Duke Divinity
- Ralph West, Founder and Senior Pastor of The Church Without Walls, will serve as convocation preacher
- Patrick West, Associate Research Professor of Theological Ethics & Bioethics, Duke Divinity
- L. Gregory Jones, Dean of the Divinity School and Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Distinguished Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry
- Anne Snyder Brooks, Editor, Comment Magazine & Author of The Fabric of Character