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Mid Council Leaders Gathering (formerly Polity Conference)

Mid Council Leaders Gathering (formerly Polity Conference)

 
Date October 5-7, 2018
Location Hyatt Regency O'Hare in suburban Chicago
Schedule Get the latest draft here!  
Register See the registration information below.

The Mid Council Leaders Gathering will be followed by the Association of Mid Council Leaders and Association of Stated Clerks Meetings at the same venue October 7-9, 2018.

Contact Diane Minter, Program Assistant for Administration, Mid Council Ministries, at 800.728.7228, ext. 5421 or via email for questions regarding the 2018 Mid Council Leaders Gathering. 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration is now open If you are one of the two designated representatives from your mid council, eligible for the subsidized fee of $175, you received an email with a special registration link. Use that, and not this public registration link. If you are unsure of the status of your mid council’s designated representatives, contact Diane Minter, Program Assistant for Administration, Mid Council Ministries, at 800.728.7228, ext. 5421 or via email.

About Mid Council Leaders Gathering 2018

The 2018 Mid Council Leaders Gathering will be held Friday, October 5 beginning at 9AM to Sunday, October 7 concluding at 11AM at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in suburban Chicago, Illinois.

The Rev. Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II, associate professor at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and founder of Fearless Dialogues, will serve as the keynote speaker.

This event, co-sponsored by the Office of the General Assembly and The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is designed for presbytery and synod executives and stated clerks.

The Association of Stated Clerks and the Association of Mid Council Leaders are holding their events at the same venue on October 7-9.


Why Attend?

 The Mid Council Leaders Gathering is an opportunity for mid council leaders and staff of both sponsoring agencies to engage with one another in a collaborative environment. Attendees will

  • learn about polity issues;
  • discuss benefits issues related to polity and partnership;
  • share common concerns;
  • discuss the changing state of the Church; and
  • discern common life together.


About the Keynote SPeaker

The Rev. Dr. Gregory C. Ellison II is associate professor at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and founder of Fearless Dialogues, a grassroots organization “committed to creating unique spaces for unlikely partners to engage in hard, heartfelt conversations that see gifts in others, hear value in stories, and work for change and positive transformation in self and other.” 

Rev. Dr. Ellison also is the author of the book Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice, in which he walks readers through the steps that must be taken to find common ground in our divided communities and then to implement genuine and lasting change.


Registration & Fees

Stated clerks and executives of each mid council will receive an email in July requesting that they submit the names of two presbytery-designated attendees eligible for the lower conference rate of $175 per attendee, which includes conference fees, partial room and meals costs, and a travel allowance of $450.

Registration for subsequent attendees is $350 per attendee and does not include a travel allowance.

 
More information

Please contact Diane Minter, Program Assistant for Administration, at 800-728-7228, ext. 5421, or diane.minter@pcusa.org.