Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

Americans are more politically divided than we’ve been since the Civil War.  These tribal disagreements rip apart families, friendships, governments, and, not surprisingly, churches.  Because of this, polarization becomes a primary part of any pastor’s context and a challenge to her or his work.  Add to all this that Jesus prayed for his disciples, “that they all may be one,” and that their unity should impact the world, (John 17:21) and this becomes an integral part of faithful ministry.  Join Rev. Allen Hilton as he engages this crucial leadership issue of our time on the way to helping the American church become a “House United.”

The two parts of this series offer independent, but equally important content.

Presenter: Rev. Allen Hilton

Dates: Oct. 9 & Nov. 15, 2018

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center
100 East 27th Street, Austin, 78705

Cost:  $35 for each session (lunch included)

Recommended for: clergy and church leaders

You may register for one or both sessions

Session One

In this session, Dr. Hilton will introduce “Courageous Conversations,” a model he uses around the country to help congregations learn to talk well about controversial matters on which they differ passionately.

Date:  Oct. 9, 2018

Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm, followed by lunch until 1:00 pm

Cost:  $35 (lunch included)

Register here for the October 9 session

Session Two

In this session, Dr. Hilton will introduce “Christian Mingle,” an initiative to bring leaders and congregations together in fellowship and mission to build relationship across the left-right divide.

Date:  Nov. 15, 2018

Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm, followed by lunch until 1:00 pm

Cost:  $35 (lunch included)

Register here for the November 15 session

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