Class Descriptions

Learn more about the online classes being offered during the conference.

"CEU" indicates that a course or session can be counted for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). 

"PAM Cert" indicates that a course or session counts toward specific requirements of PAM Certification.

All times are Eastern Time.

9:00 AM

Adult Choir

10:00 AM

Adult Bible Study

"Transformed by the Stranger"

11:00 AM

Worship

1:30 PM

Worship Reflections

2:30 PM

Liturgy Writing Seminar

3:30 PM

Routley Lecture
"Jesus Sought Me When a Stranger"

4:30 PM

Preaching Seminar

"Matthew 25: Stories From the Street"

7:30 PM

Evening Program

Led by André Thomas

Join us as we sing together, working through vocal warm-up exercises and selected choral repertoire. Cert IV.1&2

Led by Justin Reed

Through close reading, incisive questions, and engaging activities, participants will encounter the Bible with the goal of meaningful transformation. By focusing on Genesis 1 and Matthew 25, this Bible study will aim to deepen our understanding of the stranger not only among us but also within each of us. Justin requests that participants watch with a partner if at all possible, so that they may more fully engage in the activities. CEU PAM Cert I.3

Daily worship of the people of God.

Led by the worship planning team

Worship Reflections gives conferees a behind-the-scenes understanding of how our worship services are planned and implemented with the intent of helping conferees take ideas, approaches, and understanding home to assist in enhancing worship in congregations "back home." The moderator leads discussion and fields questions for our panel comprising the preacher, the liturgist, the visual artist, and the organist.

CEU PAM Cert I.1&2

Led by Sudie Niesen-Thompson

The word read and proclaimed is central to Christian worship, especially in the Reformed tradition. As such, worship planners and participants often give particular attention to the sermon. But what about the rest of the service? From the Gathering Words that invite us to stand on holy ground to the Charge that sends us forth to proclaim the good news, the words we use in worship have power to shape our faith and faithfulness as the people of God. In this workshop we’ll explore creative approaches to proclaiming the word throughout the whole service. Sudie requests that participants watch with a partner if at all possible, so that they may more fully engage in the activities. CEU PAM Cert I.1

Led by David Gambrell

How strange (and wonderful) a thing that Christ is with us when we sing! The 2022 Routley Lectures will consider the strangeness of congregational song, reflecting on the unexpected encounters with God and surprising gifts of the Spirit that come when we make music together as the body of Christ. CEU PAM Cert I.1

Led by Aisha Brooks-Johnson

Sermons are filled with theological reflection and practical application. Sermon illustrations bring to life the truth of God's word in tangible and tactile ways. It is important to remember how to pay attention with all of our senses as we discover God's message in real time and in unlikely places. During our time together, we will explore the art of finding surprising sermon illustrations in a diverse and digital age. Remember, your next sermon illustration is either a click, a blink, or a breath away!

Monday: Organ Recital featuring Samuel Gaskin

Tuesday: Conversation with Eric Wall and Conference Faculty

Wednesday: Hymn Festival led by David Gambrell

Thursday: Chamber Choir Concert

Friday: Closing Concert