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NT-NL Leadership Convocation

Briarwood Leadership Center, 670 Copper Canyon Rd.
Argyle, TX 76226 United States
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We are planning for this to be a hybrid event, offered both in person* and online.

*capped at 35 to be able to safely physically distance, with everyone on site masked when indoors or within 6 feet of another person

Click here for a detailed schedule. (as of October 13)

Click here for the Monday Evening Prayer.

We will be focusing on how to capitalize on the new things you have been doing. How to turn our reactions and fast learnings in pandemic into more long term parts of our life. To live into the hybrid in person/online future that is a reality for us all.

To assist us in this work we will be led by Dr. Alicia Granholm. Dr. Granholm has two decades of experience in church leadership in mainline and non-denominational settings in the United States and abroad. Most recently she has been coaching four of our NT-NL congregations who are involved in the Leadership for Faithful Innovation Cohort that Bishop Gronberg highlighted in his 2021 synod assembly report. She will work with us on a theology of innovation as well as how to make new things become part of our life. Joining her will also be, living into our hybrid culture, online conversation partners that will enrich our time including folks from the Innovation Lab with the ELCA Churchwide office. As we address today’s biggest challenges and opportunities, the ELCA Innovation Lab is a space for the church to generate ideas, unleash creativity, and create positive change in the world God so loves.

Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes is a professor of liturgy and worship at Union Seminary in New York. He will be joining us online to facilitate conversation about worship and life in our new reality. Carvalhaes, a native of Brazil, has both studied and is a cross cultural scholar. He will help us think theologically about our praxis of worship in person and online. To consider practices that engage all participants as much as possible in the liturgy, the “work of the people.” Dr. Carvalhaes is featured in this August 26 article: Ten Theology Books to Watch For.

It will be a good time for us to gather, think together, and learn.

Registration closed at 12noon on Friday, October 15. We are not able to allow for late or same day / walk in registrations for this event.

Overnight lodging at Briarwood is not available this year due to delayed repairs. If you have registered to attend in person and have not already contacted Jason to arrange housing, you will need to do so on your own.

Disclaimer: In the interest of safety and public health due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we reserve the right to enforce public health and safety measures, depending on the conditions at the time, at our discretion.


October 18, 2021
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Briarwood Leadership Center
670 Copper Canyon Rd.
Argyle, TX 76226 United States
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