Updated: May 17
On May 5 & 6 more than 150 people from across the diocese gathered for the Water and the Word Conference where they emersed themselves in learning and dreaming about the future of the church in Southwest Florida.
Opening with worship and the plenary Marked as Christ’s Own: Baptism in the Present Tense from the Rt. Rev. Doug Scharf, the conference continued through Saturday night, offering four plenaries and nine workshops in formation, evangelism, transformational ministry, discipleship, and more.
Please see the Schedule below and the resources available for that workshop or plenary.
Friday 7:15 p.m. Bishop Doug Scharf Marked as Christ’s Own: Baptism in the Present Tense
Saturday 9:15 a.m. Plenary —Faith For A Lifetime with John Roberto
10:30 a.m. Workshop Block
Workshop Block I
Becoming a Church of Lifelong Learners and Disciples, John Roberto
Panel: Crucial Conversations, The Rev. Kathy Schillreff
Wade in the Water—Mobilizing Volunteers for Ministry, Sue Van Oss
1:00 p.m. Plenary —Hungry Lonely Thirsty People with Jerusalem Greer
2:00 p.m. Workshop Block
Workshop Block II
Effective Communication Strategies with Improv, Will Luera
Evangelism 101, Jerusalem Greer
Singing from the Same Hymn Sheet: Equipping Agents of Transformation, The Rev. Canon Richard Norman
3:30 p.m. Workshop Block Workshop Block III
Intergenerational Ministry, Matthew Bowers
A New Discipleship Paradigm, Melissa Rau
Panel: Transformational Mission, The Rev. Nikki Seger