Salt & Light 2019

salt and light

“Lay Leadership in the 21st Century”
Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle Washington D.C. 20005

Keynote:  Rev. Dr. Doug Powe
Author and Professor at Wesley Theological Seminary
Dr. Powe will speak to: “God’s Agents of Transformation” 

Register Early! 
$40/person afterwards
Under 30?  Just $25/person!
Cost includes continental breakfast and box lunch

  The purpose of the Salt and Light Conference is to help develop congregational leaders by providing practical information, inspiration, and encouragement.  In this way we hope to strengthen and enliven regional congregations, improve/retain our saltiness, and to let our light shine brightly (see Matthew 5:13-16).  Every Disciple (leader or not) is invited to attend and will find it a day well spent.

Please join us.  The Salt and Light Conference is a great opportunity for everyone to learn, share, and network within the Region.

Session 1:            10:45 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

  1. 2nd Floor Conf    “Youth Networking Session” (for youth and youth leaders only), led by Vanessa Rodriquez & Jordan Parrish.

  2. 3rd Floor Conf     “Shepherd Park's Experience in Engaging the Community,” led by Paula Edwards.

  3. Large Atrium      “Leadership Essentials for Laity,” led by Dr. Ann A. Michel.

  4. Comm Room      “Taboo Church Talk: How to Have Hard Conversations about Real Life in Your Congregation,” led by Rev. Elizabeth Hagan.

  5. Howland Ctr       "How to Speak up and Not over: Communication Strategies for Anti-Racism," led by Beth Godbee, Ph.D.

  6. Music Suite         "Fresh Fruit, Fresh Music: Picking the Good from the Bad?"  led by Rev. John C. McNeill, Jr.

Session 2:            12:30 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.

  1. 2nd Floor Conf    “The Ministry of Helping People Experiencing Grief,” led by Rev. Brian Edwards.

  2. 3rd Floor Conf     “How To Keep Church Finances in Order Without Compromising Ministry,” led by Belinda King, MBA.

  3. Large Atrium      “What Would a Church Planter Do?:  A New Church Approach to Evangelism,” led by Rev. Terrell McTyer.

  4. Comm Room      “Let’s Hear From Our Youth!,” led by Vanessa Rodriquez & Jordan Parrish.

  5. Howland Ctr       “Leading the Church in a Changing World: Identifying the Challenges, Gathering the Courage, Sailing the Sea,” led by Rev. Kathleen Moore.

  6. Music Suite         “The Importance of Community Partnerships.  Weaving Together Spiritual Practices into the Gentrification Divide,” led by Rev. Paul Saddler.

Session 3:            2:05 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.

  1. 2nd Floor Conf    “How to recognize the Warning Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide,” led by Rev. J. Edwin Lloyd, Jr.

  2. 3rd Floor Conf     “Do you hear the call? Equipping Congregations to Consider Global Mission,” led by Dr. Catherine Nichols.

  3. Large Atrium      “Connecting with the Unchurched. Reconnecting with the Dechurched,” led by Rev. Terrell McTyer.

  4. Comm Room      "Giving Millennials a Cause: Missions and Service in Youth and Young Adult Ministry," led by Rev. John C. McNeill, Jr.

  5. Howland Ctr       “To All Nations: Gospel in a Diverse World,” led by Rev. Lawrence Rodgers.

  6. Music Suite         “Discernment As An Every Day Spiritual Practice,” led by Rev. Allen V. Harris.


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Take a look at the pictures from the Salt and Light Conference 2017!