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Water and the Word Conference
Water and the Word Conference
Apr 26, 2024, 5:00 PM EDT
DaySpring Conference Center
What do we do, with all that we have, after we say, “I believe.”  Bishop Doug Scharf, the Rev. Jay Sidebotham, Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright, and many more will lead this two-day conference focused on growing your knowledge, mission, and love of God. Packages range from $135-$295.

Meet the Speakers

4:00 p.m.  Registration Opens for overnight guests


5:30 p.m. Doors Open at Kline Hall


6:30 p.m.  Worship with the Rt. Rev. Doug Scharf and Liturgical Folk


7:15 p.m. Plenary with the Rt. Rev. Doug Scharf


8:30 p.m. Fireside Chat 

7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer with Water & the Word Chaplain the Rev. Alex Andujar


8:00 a.m. Breakfast


9:00 a.m. Welcome and Morning Meditation with the Rt. Rev. Doug Scharf


9:15 a.m.  Plenary with the Rev. Jay Sidebotham


10:30 a.m. Workshop Block

  • Workshop with the Rev. Jay Sidebotham

  • Prayer Book 101 with the Rev. Jo Hedin, Dr. Nyle Hedin, and the Rev. William Pardy

  • Elevating Your Video Storytelling with Lindsey Nickel and Brad Bryan

  • Panel: The Power of Embrace

11:45 a.m.  LUNCH


1:00 p.m.  Plenary with Dr. Beth- Sarah Wright


2:00 p.m.  Workshop Block

  • Workshop with Dr. Beth-Sarah Wright

  • Practice Along The Way—Spiritual Disciplines For A Life with Christ with the Rev. Alex Andujar and  the Rev.  Scott Nonken

  • Engaging God’s Mission After the Field of Dreams—The Missional Church with the Rev. Canon Richard  Norman

  • Panel:  Lessons in Experimentation 


3:30 p.m. Workshop Block​

  • Change: What It Is, What It Isn’t, & How to Manage It with Grace with Melissa Rau

  • Workshop with the Rev. Nikki Seger

  • The Outside-In Church—Transforming Congregations Through Community Engagement with Sue Van Oss

  • Rooted in Love—Everybody Has a Story with Chris Vasquez


5:00 p.m. DINNER


6:15 p.m.  Plenary  &  Commissioning Service with the Rt. Rev. Doug Scharf and Liturgical Folk


7:30 p.m. Closing and Dismissal 

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