You are invited to participate in one of our ministry and vocational exploration programs to aid in your own discernment and to engage being an agent of justice, reconciliation, and compassion in churches and communities.
Director of Ministry and Vocational Exploration
LGBTQ identified Christians often experience the power of social norms through the lens of church and claims that communities speak on behalf of God. “Because it is God’s Word…” is often heard as justification for the exclusionary exercise of such power. Queer theology resists this kind of exclusionary power as a misrepresentation of God. Come and see how theological education gives you the resources to ask difficult questions about how Christians understand power, in particular God’s power, through biblical texts, theological images, and worship practices. Together as a community, we will learn to claim understandings of the Bible, images of God, and experiences of Spirit that enrich and enliven the creative diversity with which each of us is wonderfully made.
This event is free to attend. Limited spaces available. Registration required.
Accommodations are available on a limited basis and will be determined by September 12, 2018 for participants who register by September 10, 2018.
|8:30 – 9:00am||Introducing Theological Studies at the School of Divinity|
|9:00 – 10:30am||Session 1: Queer Power, Divine Power|
|10:30 – 11:00am||Break|
|11:00am – 12:30pm||Session 2: Power, Pride, and Prejudice in Faith Communities|
|12:30 – 1:30pm||Lunch On Your Own|
|1:30 – 2:15pm||Campus Tour|
|2:15 – 3:30pm||The Joy of (Biblical) Texts|
|3:30 – 4:0pm||Break|
|4:00 – 4:30pm||Closing Worship|
Participants will be invited to join Pride Winston-Salem as our community celebrates our culture, honors diversity, inspires engagement, promotes inclusion, provides community outreach, and educates our friends, allies, and supporters on equal rights for all.
*This is a tentative schedule.