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June 11 & 12, 2023

We are called to rebuild, reconcile, reimagine, and renew the Church. Join us as we explore why people are leaving the church, the reasons behind the trends, and how we can rebuild the ruins.

Shrinking congregations, deconstruction, polarization, fatigue, injustice ... These are just a few of the words that come to mind for those doing the work of ministry in the church and the world. While many of us faithfully continue in our work, the headlines and data of people leaving the church show troubling trends even while we see glimpses of God at work in often-unlikely places.

We are called to rebuild, reconcile, reimagine, and renew the Church. Join this two-day conference on Sunday, June 11, and Monday, June 12 on Why People are Leaving the Church: Visions of Hope to learn the reasons behind the trends and what the church can do about the injustices in our world. Attendees will hear from the Barna Group and seminary faculty, alumni, and students who are doing the work in our congregations and communities. These two days will encourage you as we learn together and confront these challenges together. Be energized by the community of faith and head back to your congregations and communities with a fresh set of eyes for the work that God is calling us to do.

Have an idea for a workshop? Know someone who should be an exhibitor? Want to bring your church leaders and congregation? Get more information below. We look forward to working with you to prepare for this great event.

 "After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb."

— Revelation 7:9