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Inspire Pre-Conference Events

Several pre-conferences have also been organized for the day or two before Inspire. If you are interested in attending you can add-on any one of these events to your Inspire registration.

Banquet and Workshop ($50.00)

Banquet (Aug 3 at 6:00pm) with keynote speaker Ruth Haley Barton: "Women and Men in Transforming Community: Renewing our Vision for Partnering Together in Christ"

Workshop (Aug 4 at 9:00am) with author Rob Dixon: “Together in Ministry: Women and Men in Flourishing Partnerships”

For more details visit crcna.org/WomensLeadership.

Celebrating Race Relations' 50 Years in Ministry ($50.00)

As part of the 50 Year Race Relations celebration we encourage you to register for Engage on Aug 4th. This pre-Inspire event offers in-depth Race Relations workshops, lunch, and ceremonies from our First Nations fellow believers. This will be a time to Celebrate Stories of Hope and Stories of Tears and remember and honor our history. Discounts available for students and church groups of 6 or more. 

For more details email [email protected].

Choose from one of the following Safe Church workshops happening on August 4 ($50.00)

  1. Abuse of Power Training for Ministry Leaders (ie. pastors, directors, elders or deacons).  In this 6-hour workshop, participants will learn about the gift and responsibility of power and spiritual authority, how to steward authority in ways that lead to the flourishing of others, understanding abuse of power and how to prevent it, establishing healthy boundaries for oneself and for others, and cultivating a goodness culture in your congregation.  This workshop fulfills the recommendation of the Addressing Abuse of Power Report for all ordained pastors to participate in abuse of power training.

  2. Restorative Practices Training: An Introduction to Using Restorative Circles Effectively: This one-day, six hour training, will serve as an introduction to restorative practice and a refresher course for those who have already been trained in the 3 or 4 day training. This training will give participants the knowledge and practice to understand restorative practices more deeply and plan a course of action to further become trained or use restorative practices within their congregations or communities. This pre-day conference opportunity will serve as a key training for those who are representing their congregation in the Restorative Congregation Cohorts beginning in 2022. Learn more about restorative practices and the Restorative Congregations Cohort.

For more details visit crcna.org/SafeChurch.

One day workshop on August 4 ($50.00)

Administrators and communication leaders are invited to join Church Juice's Bryan Haley and others for a one-day workshop on Thursday before the start of Inspire. This event is created for leaders to come together, learn about their roles and how the denomination can support them, and network with others. Topics include utilizing social media in your role, creating a communications strategy, and leading when you're not in charge.

One day workshop on August 4 ($50.00)

Join others for a one-day event on Thursday before the start of Inspire. This event is created for small group and church leaders to meet up and connect around important topics such as outreach, leadership, and Bible study. The schedule features two main sessions and two breakout sessions of your choice, including some options in Korean and Spanish. Registration includes a T-shirt. Learn more at theconnectconference.org.