BREAKOUT SESSION I – 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Exploring the Artist-Pastor Relationship – Makoto Fujimura & Mark Labberton
Longtime friends Makoto Fujimura (world-renowned artist and Director of Fuller’s Brehm Center) and Mark Labberton (pastor, scholar, and president of Fuller Seminary) discuss the challenges and graces of working together in ministry and creativity.
The Worship Pastor as Watchful Prophet: Going Deeper – Zac Hicks
Because worship and justice are inseparable, Zac will explore the prophetic dimension within the pastoral call of every worship leader—word wielder, heresy fighter, future seer, idol expert, complacency disturber, alms giver, and sheep protector.
Race & Relationship: A White Church Moves Toward Diversity – Michelle Lang and Paul Ramey
Friends and ministry partners at Imago Dei Community Church in Portland share about their church’s journey toward diversity and reconciliation through the lens of relationship.
The Next Worship: Going Deeper – Sandra Maria Van Opstal
Rev. Van Opstal will expand her plenary presentation on cultivating multiethnic worship communities. The format will be conversational.
BREAKOUT SESSION II – 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Singing One Another’s Songs – Panel with Aaron Norman
Aaron Norman, Worship Pastor of Emerald City Bible Fellowship, brings together a diverse group of worship leaders to talk about how we might faithfully sing songs from one another’s cultures.
A Reconciling Hope: Navigating the quirks, chaos and compelling constitution of a community arts project – Ali Cumming
Ali Cummings will share a case study which follows a team of artists who led the culturally diverse community of Regent College in a creative exploration of Colossians 1:15-20.
Art, Embodiment, and the Life of the Church – Brian Bantum
Dr. Brian Bantum, Associate Professor of Theology at Seattle Pacific University, will explore how our understanding of embodiment affects our creativity as individuals and as the Body of Christ.
The Arts in the Life of the Cascadian Church – Panel with Shannon Sigler
Shannon Sigler, Director of Cascadia Worship & Arts, will lead a conversation with artists of multiple media from Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver BC, reflecting on what it is like to make art in, through, and alongside the church in the Pacific Northwest.