LIGHT THE FIRE! FULLNESS OF CHRIST

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A United and Ginghamsburg Partnership

Sponsored by The Values and Faith Alliance (VFA)

Light the Fire! Fullness of Christ

Light the Fire! 2014 will be hosted by Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, OH. This year's theme is FULLNESS OF CHRIST and features a dynamic group of speakers including leading theologians, counselors, biblical scholars, pastors and bishops. The focus will be on topics such as:

Icon Faithul Supports for Those Touched by Autism

Icon Spirituality and Depression

Icon The Ministry of Memory: “Dementia” - A Disease That Should Never Be Forgotten

Icon Creating a Church Service for the Recovery Community

Icon How to Set Up a Disability-Friendly Church

Icon God, The Church, and Down Syndrome: A Parental Perspective

Each day will conclude with a special worship service for divine healing!

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Why Should You Attend?

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Speakers

Leading Theologians, Counselors, Biblical Scholars, Pastors and Bishops

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    Jan Cline

    Speech and Language Pathologist at Bittersweet Farms

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    Marva J. Dawn

    Teaching Fellow in Spiritual Theology at Regent College

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    William “Bill” C. Gaventa

    Adjunct Professor at the Center for Disability Studies

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    Emma Justes

    Author and Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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    Shevon Kaufman

    Lay Leader for Blacksburg United Methodist Church

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    Kim S. Lawson

    Founder of the Center for Family Relations and Health Intervention

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    Jay Meyer

    Founder and CEO of EagleLaunch-Consulting and Certified Life Coach

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    Barbara J. Newman

    Author and Church and School Consultant for CLC Network

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    Eric Pridmore

    Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Poplarville, MS.

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    Jeremy Schipper

    Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Temple University

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    Mike Slaughter

    Lead Pastor and Chief Dreamer of Ginghamsburg Church

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    Jerome P. Stevenson, Sr.

    Assistant Professor in the Practice of Pastoral Care and Counseling

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    Lynn Swedberg

    Disability Consultant for the UM Committee on DisAbility Ministries

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    David and Harriet Watson

    Academic Dean and Associate Professor of New Testament

Breakout Sessions

Dynamic "How-To" Sessions

Conference attendees will have the opportunity to attend three of the following breakout sessions. These dynamic "how to" sessions will feature down-to-earth teaching and intimate conversation about ministry with people with disabilities.

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    Faithul Supports for Those Touched by Autism

    Jan Cline

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    Spirituality and
    Depression

    Emma Justes and Jerome Stevenson

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    The Ministry of Memory: “Dementia”

    Kim Lawson

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    Creating a Church Service for the Recovery Community

    Jay Meyer

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    How to Set Up a Disability-Friendly Church

    Lynn Swedberg

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    God, The Church, and Down Syndrome: A Parental Perspective

    David and Harriet Watson

Schedule

Two-Day Event: Click the Date for Details

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Thursday, May 8

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Morning Praise and Worship

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Plenary Session 1 (MAIN BLDG) :
Marva J. Dawn
"To Each Her Own: Becoming a Church for All People"

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 2 (MAIN BLDG) :
Barbara J. Newman
"Opening Doors for Children and Youth with Disabilities"

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lunch (AVENUE)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 1 (AVENUE) :
Jan Cline, Emma Justes and Jerome Stevenson, Kim Lawson, Jay Meyer, Lynn Swedberg, David and Harriet Watson

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Session 2 (AVENUE) :
Jan Cline, Emma Justes and Jerome Stevenson, Kim Lawson, Jay Meyer, Lynn Swedberg, David and Harriet Watson

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Worship Service (MAIN BLDG) :
Shevon Kaufman

5:00 p.m.

Dinner on Your Own

Friday, May 9

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Morning Worship (MAIN BLDG) :
Eric Pridmore
"Seeing the Light, Revealing the Light: Reflections on John 9"
The 2014 J. Balmer Showers Lecture

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 3 (MAIN BLDG) :
Jeremy Schipper
"Reconsidering Healing and Redemption in the Hebrew Bible"

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Lunch (AVENUE)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 3 (AVENUE) :
Jan Cline, Emma Justes and Jerome Stevenson, Kim Lawson, Jay Meyer, Lynn Swedberg, David and Harriet Watson

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 4 (MAIN BLDG) :
William “Bill” C. Gaventa
"Preaching Disability: The Whole of Christ’s Body in Word and Practice"

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Closing Worship (MAIN BLDG) :
Mike Slaughter

Contact and Directions

Ginghamsburg Church Will Host Light the Fire! 2014. Contact United for More Information.

Contact Info

For more information, contact
United Theological Seminary:

  • Phone: 937.529.2201
  • Email: lweber@united.edu

 

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Directions to Ginghamsburg Church: 6759 S. County Rd. 25A Tipp City, OH 45371-2468

Light the Fire! 2014 will be hosted by Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City, OH.