The Summer Institute for Reconciliation blends plenary talks given by preeminent scholars and practitioners in the fields of theology and reconciliation, small group seminars led by world-class educators and practitioners, and ecumenical Christian worship to create a rich, vibrant week focused on growing together as scholars and practitioners of reconciliation. Plenary speakers, seminar teachers and worship leaders use scriptural interpretation, theology, and story-telling to weave a rich tapestry of reflection that is theological, contextual and practical.
The Summer Institute for Reconciliation is intended for:
Pastors with a desire for their congregations to become communities that live out alternatives to the destructive conflicts and social divisions that fragment our world
Christians who are committed to the ongoing training and equipping of others, calling forth the gifts of the community to inspire, form, and support people to become ambassadors of God’s movement of hope; that foster a life together that is a witness to now being “the acceptable time,” now being the “day of salvation” (2 Corinthians 6:2)
Grass-roots ministers and Christians living and working among people who suffer or are marginalized
College, university, and seminary faculty and administrators training young Christians to live in the way of the Kingdom
Denominational and organizational leaders seeking to guide their organizations into new practices and structures that enable the flourishing of communities living out God’s vision of peace and justice
Every follower of Jesus Christ seeking to become an ambassador of God’s healing and wholeness
Registration for the 2017 Summer Institute for Reconciliation is now open. We recommend reviewing the information on this website fully before beginning the registration process. Please contact program coordinator Valerie Helbert if you have any questions.