Creating a New Story of Faith: Faith Formation in the 21st Century with Dr. Rodger Nishioka. Please join us as Dr. Rodger Nishioka, Director of Adult Educational Ministries at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS, leads us in “Forming a Faith for All,” an event for church leaders, parents, families, young people and adults. On Saturday, November 10, Dr. Nishioka will be the keynote speaker at the Officers' Retreat.
Sunday, November 11
9:30 & 11:00 a.m. - Dr. Nishioka preaches on “New Ways of Knowing”
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Eight Trends Changing and Challenging the 21st Century Church
As Americans, what does it mean to be the Church of Jesus Christ today? 2017 marked the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a series of momentous events that changed Christendom. Some church historians are arguing that we are in a similar time. Together, we will explore eight trends that are changing and challenging what it means to be "the church" today.
5:00 p.m. - Dinner and Table Conversations in Social Hall. $10 per person.
6:00 p.m. - Growing a Faith that Matters
Church leader Saint Augustine wrote that “Our hearts are restless, until they rest in you, O God.” Restless hearts belong to us all at times but especially for many of our children and young people. Together with our youth we will explore what it means to grow a deep and vibrant faith in Jesus Christ so that all ages come to rest in their primary identity as belonging to God.
Who is Rodger Nishioka?
Born in Honolulu and raised in Seattle at the Japanese Presbyterian Church, Rodger is the son of a retired Presbyterian minister. He is one of the most sought-after and inspiring preachers in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Rodger taught at Columbia Theological Seminary in Atlanta for 15 years, teaching pastors to be teachers and leaders in the church’s educational ministry, specializing particularly in youth and young adult ministry. Prior to that, he was the national coordinator for Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the PCUSA. He received his PhD in Social and Cultural Foundations of Education from Georgia State University, and an MA in Theological Studies from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Watch and listen as Rodger describes his own faith journey at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBfXkvpaejE .