Saturday, October 1 • 10am–3pm
St. James Episcopal Church, Hendersonville NC
$25, or $20 each if two or more register together. This includes lunch and morning hospitality.
Sponsored by CSR
“Vocation has to do with saving your soul—not by acquiring a secure position of holiness, but by learning to shed the unreality that suffocates the very life of the soul. … Vocation is, you could say, what’s left when all the games have stopped. It’s that elusive residue that we are here to discover, and to help one another discover.” —Archbishop Rowan Williams
The gift of living in turbulent times is that they force us to recognize what we must embrace and what we can release. Our present economic whirlwind compels us to discern the essentials of our callings even as we let go of all that is not necessary. In some ways, it’s as if our world is on fire and we must grab only that which we can carry into our new lives.
This dynamic is not only true for our economic lives but also for our Church. It is clear that the models of Church that worked in the 20th Century will not sustain us into this new future. Our questions, therefore, are what must we carry with us; what must we release; and, most importantly, what does discipleship look like in the second decade of this Century?
Because we cannot know where to go unless we know where we are, this program day will begin with portrayal of current cultural landscape and then move toward discussions of our true vocation as a Church.
The day will offer a morning lecture, lunch, early afternoon small group conversation and reflection, and then Bishop Taylor will synthesize the day.
For questions, contact Robbin Whittington, Director of CSR, at 828-274-2681, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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