Growing Where You Are Planted: Convocation and Pastors’ School

Registration is Now Open for Convocation and Pastors’ School!

What does it mean to serve faithfully in your current community, vocation, and circumstance? 2023 Convocation & Pastors’ School, Growing Where You Are Planted, is intended to connect participants with experts who will share their stories and best practices for engaging neighbors as a way to encourage and equip clergy and laity to recognize places of opportunities in their current community. We want clergy and laity to be able to grow and bloom wherever they are planted be it rural, urban, or anywhere in between.

The annual Convocation & Pastors’ School, which will be held Sunday, October 15 through Tuesday, October 17, 2023, is an intensive multi-day conference that offers lectures, worship, alumni gatherings, and seminars for Christian leaders of all traditions. Led by scholars and practitioners from Duke University and beyond, this event is a cooperative endeavor with the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church, The Duke Endowment, The Parish Ministry Fund, and Duke Divinity School. The conference will kick off at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 15 with a special live session of Kate Bowler’s popular Everything Happens podcast. Her guest will be Sam Wells, vicar of St. Martin in the Fields, London. On Monday, we will be joined by our keynote speakers, Ben and Erin Napier from HGTV’s Home Town.

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Online registration for the Early Bird rate is July 10 – August 31. Registration closes on September 25.

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