Tag: Walk Justly

Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems, Ph.D.

Presentation to be announced Workshop Description: To be announced Biography: Reverend Dr. Renita J. Weems is a writer, a minister, a biblical scholar, public intellectual, and ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal church.  She was the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in Old Testament studies.  In addition to being a former…
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Woven Together

Walk Justly Conference

October 21-22, 2022Manchester UMC | St. Louis, Missouri Theme: “Woven Together” Walk Justly 2022 is a two-day in-person conference featuring interactive workshops, engaging worship, uplifting music, meaningful prayer experiences and much more. The conference is open to everyone and offered annually by Manchester United Methodist Church in St. Louis, Missouri. During this year’s Walk Justly Conference,…
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Chessey Brenton

Chessey Brenton

Growing Child Faith Connections Personally and As Members of the Body Workshop Description: Let’s talk together about how we can help children grow personally on their faith journeys, with fellow classmates, and intergenerationally to the church body as a whole. Inclusion of young people in the church is vital to our success and longevity, as…
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Nick Mundwiller

Nick Mundwiller

Work in Progress Workshop Description: Some of us are lucky to have a clear sense of call to pursue a career in congregational ministry. Their roles are defined and come with power in the institution, and then there are the rest of us. In this workshop for laity, Nick will explore call without vocation as…
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Teddy Steen

Teddy Steen

I Can Do Anything Except the God Thing Workshop Description: Church can be an important part of bringing people in the recovery community to an active faith. And, the church has received so much in return. This work shop will discuss attraction vs. promotion as a way to change people’s stereotypical thoughts on people who…
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Rev Monica Jefferson 2

Rev. Monica Jefferson

Engaging Your Community with Cultural Sensitivity Workshop Description: Social Justice requires a range of awareness, knowledge, and skills. Many of our local churches are experiencing the challenge of connecting and communicating with anyone outside of their comfort zones.  Knowing where and how to connect requires engaging people, issues, and opportunities with cultural sensitivity.  “See All…
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Rev Elsie Quintanilla

Rev. Elsie Quintanilla

Growing Together Workshop Description: This workshop will help participants understand the perspective of Latino ministries within the church and how they can become multicultural churches, facilitating the transition of first- and second-generation immigrants to insert them into the life and service of local congregations. Biography: Rev. Elsie Quintanilla currently serves as a senior pastor at…
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Rev. Poese Vatikani

Rev. Poese Vatikani

Woven Together In A Context Is Not Yours Workshop Description: Woven Together (Lalanga Fakataha in my Native Tongan language) is a rich cultural, communal work that our people still practice on my island back in Tonga in the South Pacific. Our small rural town in Tonga is very rich in familial connections which provides a…
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Teresa Stewart

Teresa Stewart

The Distinctive Gifts of Small Congregations: Co-Weaving the Kin-dom of God Workshop Description: What if you had distinctive, urgently-needed gifts that are generally unavailable to big congregations? You do. What if your small-setting ministry is uniquely positioned to avoid risks of top-down deciding, program thinking, and toxic charity? It is. And what if it starts…
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Rev Harold Russell Ewell II

Rev. Harold “Russell” Ewell II

Beyond Accessibility Workshop Description: This Is Not Your Ordinary Disability Ministries Training! In this workshop, Rev. Russell Ewell will invite participants to explore the various ways that Ableist thought has informed the theology, ministries, and institutions of the Church. Attendees will discover ways to empower, be in solidarity with, and advocate with the disability community…
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Aimee Wehmeier

Making the Path to Worship Accessible for People with Disabilities Workshop Description: Aimee Wehmeier will share her journey as a late comer to the church. Learn what practices created barriers and what practices brought her closer to God. Discover how inclusion moved her from a seeker to a believer to an investor. Biography: Aimee Wehmeier,…
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Dr Christopher Hunt

Dr. Christopher Hunt

Giving Christ a New Face: James Baldwin, Black Religion, and the Death of Alabaster Christianity Workshop Description: In the aftermath of the 1963 bombing of the16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham Alabama that claimed the lives of four young Black girls, James Baldwin stated: “It is time that we, who in one way or another…
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Rev R DeAndre Johnson

Rev. R. DeAndre Johnson

Just Worship: Exploring the Intersection of Worship & Justice Workshop Description: Through his work in churches of various sizes, demographics and worship styles, DeAndre has developed a passion for enlivening congregational song and exploring the ways in which worship becomes a catalyst for true reconciliation and discipleship. DeAndre is one of those rare gifts who…
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Ms Penny Cost Isaac Simmons

Isaac Simmons (Ms. Penny Cost)

Divine Creativity: Dwelling at the Convergence of Art & Social Change Workshop Description: You have heard it said, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but truly I tell you, in times of unknown, your art is priceless. Join Ms. Penny Cost for an incredible workshop exploring the revolutionary power that dwells at the convergence…
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