The Power of Story: Living into God's Reign 2008

Co-create | Be Inspired by | Lead into a Multicultural Future

An evolutionary future where churches are not the most segregated places in the United States. 

Where your church is as multicultural and multiracial as the world around you. 

Hear ground-breaking theoretical lectures.  Take part in practical and interactive discussions and workshops. Meet other visionaries. Experience the multicultural future today in a laboratory setting in the heart of the East Village in New York. 

This conference is for visionary clergy, theologians, church and denomination leaders, Christian educators along with organization leaders. 

Download the updated schedule with plenary, lecture and workshop descriptions at

To help you select your preferred workshops please see the descriptions below:

Starting from Scratch: Learnings from New Church Developments
Peter Bai
New church development come with particular opportunities. Learn how to build norms into your new church development by studying the model of other churches.

Kicking Butt: Using Marketing to Create Change
Scott Cocking
Communication can be a vital element to creating change in your congregation. What general framework and the specific strategies can you use? Learn how to tell the new story in traditional and non-traditional ways.

The Art(s) of Dismantling Racism
Gordon Dragt
We can’t talk about a multicultural and multiracial future without talking about race. Learn how to use arts as a way to address the issue and avoid the sometimes tricky and uncomfortable conversations that the concept of race can raise.

Wherever Two or More Are Gathered: Managing Conflict and Congregational Dynamics
John Janka
Conflict often arises from competing viewpoints and ideas that are inherent in groups. Learn how to manage conflict and change as an essential skill in creating a multicultural and multiracial future.

On Lions and Lambs: Dealing with Difference
Eric Law
To be authentic, a true multicultural and multiracial future must embrace diversity within a community. And yet it is one of the most difficult things to do. Learn how to honor difference in order to create real community.

Plotting Points of Success: Getting from Conviction to Competencies
Jacqui Lewis
Getting from theory to practice can be daunting. Learn a practical, step-by-step visioning process to help you create your own plan for a multicultural and multicultural future.

Tools for Teaching: Everything Is Education
Brad Motta
Expanding your education program beyond just classes and workshops can make every aspect of congregational life educational. Learn how put these tools to work towards a multicultural and multiracial future.

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: A Case Story for Middle America
Blaine Newhouse
Multicultural and multiracial ministry is not code for urban ministry. Learn how one church in the suburban Midwest has successfully brought change and growth to its congregation through a multicultural ministry.

Shades of Color: Asian and Latino Voices
Steve Robbins, Company
Multicultural and multiracial ministries have more than two sides. Learn how to address the issues beyond a black-and-white lens.

Individual Coaching Session
Vicky Menning, Roger Price, and team
Do you have a specific issue or question that you want to address? Sign up for an individual coaching session to get in-depth help. Note: Sign up as one of your workshop choices. Space is limited.

Name Sales End Price
Registration   Ended $350
RCA Member Registration   Ended $250
Seminary Students   Ended $250
RCA Affiliated (Funded by RCA)   Ended Free
RCA Multiracial Congregation Team   Ended Free
Middle/Collegiate Church member   Ended $100