Kinetics founder will be one among fifty Fellows attending the 2014 Black Theology and Leadership Institute @ Princeton Theological Seminary
The Black Theology and Leadership Institute is a weeklong intensive continuing education event for clergy and laity for training, worship, and fellowship. The institute is designed for clergy and lay leaders who would like to deepen their thinking and preaching by learning from preeminent scholars of theology and religion. This year’s theme is Liberating Theologies: Social Justice in the Black Church Today.
Fellows will have a week to think deeply about theology and leadership through robust academics and thoughtful discernment. The demanding schedule includes:
- In-depth Orientation of the week
- Plenaries on key theological doctrines on social justice
- A one-day immersion on Leadership
- Access to Princeton Seminary’s world-renowned libraries and generous study time
- Daily Q&A
- Guided discussions in cohort groups
- Worship and intimate mentorship experiences
Particular to the Black Theology and Leadership Institute is an emphasis on direct mentorship from outstanding church, civic, and academic experts. Time will be set aside for one-on-one appointments as well as deliberate moments in the schedule for networking and fellowship.
John W. Kinney is Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of Theology at Virginia Union University. He also serves as pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Beaverdam, VA. Additionally, he has served as Assistant Professor of Theology-Chicago Theological Seminary; adjunct faculty at Randolph Macon College, Ashland, VA; Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. Faculty
Raynard Smith is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care at New Brunswick Theological Seminary. The Rev. Smith is an ordained minister in the Church of God in Christ. He serves as associate minister and coordinator of children’s church ministries at Greater Harvest Evangelistic Church of God in Christ in Newark. Theologian-in-Residence
Simeon Spencer is the Senior Pastor of Union Baptist Church in Trenton, New Jersey, where he has served for twelve years. He led Union in founding Trenton HOPE, a community development corporation whose work focuses on the revitalization of the capital city. He returns to BTLI for the second time.Theologian-in-Residence