The Disciples of Christ in the Upper Midwest have an annual Minister’s Institute in January at their Conference Center in Newton. The next one is January 27th-29th, 2020. It will count towards at least 16 hours of continuing education.
This year’s theme is “Boots on the Ground, Eyes to the Heavens: Dismantling White Supremacy in Our Church.” Our sessions will be facilitated by a phenomenal teaching core with Rev. April Johnson from Reconciliation Ministry and Rev. Sandhya Jha, founder and director of the Oakland Peace Center, at the lead. Our work together will acknowledge and increase our awareness that this life-long journey requires intentionality toward the work of unpacking anti-racism and anti-oppression in our own lives and in our institutional and societal structures.A variety of workshops, including sessions with topics determined by attendee’s shared interests. Prayer Room, Massage Therapists, and Spiritual Directors available on Tuesday, at no cost to you as a treat from the Region to offer an opportunity for you to care for yourself. Attending the event in full will meet the Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation requirement included on the 2020 standing form (due January of 2021).
The event itself is $80. Lodging in cabins is available on site for $22.50/night, or there are special rates available at hotels at the interstate, just a couple miles from the center. To register and for more details on the day-to-day schedule, visit: https://www.uppermidwestcc.org/mi2020