Dayton, OH (PRWEB) February 22, 2012
“New Monasticism” is the theme of United Theological Seminary’s 2nd Annual Light the Fire! church renewal conference, to be held Wednesday, March 21, 2012, at the seminary, 4501 Denlinger Rd, Dayton, OH.
New Monasticism models itself on early church monastic communities, which offered a patterned life of giving, praying, working, and serving. New Monastic communities are most often city-based communities of faith living a life of Christian fellowship with the homeless, immigrants, prisoners and the poor.
Speakers for the conference include Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, New Monastic, author, Christian Peacemaker, and sought-after speaker; and Elaine Heath, Ph.D., the McCreless Professor of Evangelism at Perkins School of Theology and the instigator of two networks of monastic communities in Texas. Pastors and church leaders who are looking for ways to strengthen their church’s relationship to surrounding neighborhoods and communities are especially encouraged to attend.
Cost for the conference is $125 and group rates are available. For more information or registration, please click here or contact Laura Weber at 937-529-2201.
United Theological Seminary is a graduate professional school of The United Methodist Church offering masters and doctoral theological degrees and continuing education with programs offered on campus and online. United's goal is to educate dynamic, Spirit-led leaders who will renew the church for the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. We are committed to teaching the Bible and the historic Christian faith, instilling a passion for personal and social holiness, and renewing the Church for its ministry and mission.