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2016 Fall Theological Conference

New for 2016 – The Fall Theological Conference has been expanded into a two-and-a-half day gathering!

The Fall Theological Conference is the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s annual gathering for both rostered and lay leaders.

Can lay leaders attend the Fall Theological Conference?  YES, lay leaders from your congregation are very welcome to register, as well as Deacons (the newly merged roster of Associates in Ministry, Deaconesses, and Diaconal Ministers) and Clergy. There is no limit to how many people from one congregation can attend, however, the total registration is limited to 115 participants.

If you have been planning to attend, register soon!  Early bird registration ends shortly.

Pre-Conference Requirements of Participants: 

•     Bring a Bible

•     Watch Brené’s two Ted Talks – The Power of Vulnerability and Listening to Shame:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psN1DORYYV0

•     Read Daring Greatly, if possible

All registrants are also asked to fill out the following questionnaire and return it directly to Sarah Ciavarri prior to this event (instructions are included on the questionnaire) – 

Daring Way Pre-Event Questionnaire 2016
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This year’s featured speaker: Rev. Sarah Ciavarri
Topic: Daring Way™ for Church Leaders


This intensive workshop is based on Dr. Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ Curriculum. Participants will experience clarity around areas of growth exploring faith, scripture and practice empowering the type of leadership that cultivates joy, authenticity and purpose in oneself while inspiring it in others.

Learn more about Reverend Sarah Ciavarri at www.sarahciavarri.com.
Read about MaryAnn Anderson below:
MaryAnn Anderson bio 2016

What will the keynote speaker, Rev Sarah Ciavarri (ELCA) be presenting?

      Daring Way for Church Leaders:  

Exploring how Brene Brown’s research strengthens church leaders. – “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:35

The primary goal is to help leaders “Show up, be seen, and live brave.™”

      Objectives:

1)       To glorify God by strengthening church leaders through life-giving conversations that support authentic relationship building.

2)       To engage church leaders in the Greater Milwaukee Area Synod in both professional and personal development by exploring how Dr. Brené Brown’s research and practices connect with Lutheran theology, Scripture, and faith.  Leaders will gain insights and skills that are readily implementable about God’s call to authenticity and vulnerability.

3)       To expand possibilities of response when church leaders find themselves in self-doubt and struggle.

      Learning Outcomes: 

•      Began integrating shame resiliency, vulnerability, and rising strong with faith, Scripture, Lutheran theology and church leadership

•      Greater clarity around areas of personal growth related to authentic life and leadership

•      Increased awareness of community and trust building

•      Honed critical awareness to cultural myths around vulnerability and how these limit connecting with self, God, and others

•      Increased capacity to change unhelpful behaviors

     Sample break-out of the seven 2-hour sessions over the 2.5 day event:

       Monday, Sept. 19th

           Session One:  Introduction to the Research; Creating the Safe Container, Answering Where Might God be Calling You to Show Up and be Seen More in Ministry?

           Session Two:  Clarifying Values as Courage and Being the Body of Christ

           Session Three:  Understanding How Trust is Built:  Showing up as God’s Child and God created us for Vulnerability

      Tuesday, Sept. 20th

           Session Four:  How Empathy and Self-Compassion are Connected to Courage and Understanding the Arena as Church Leaders

           Session Five: What Armor We May Wear . . . and how it Keeps us Hidden

           Session Six:  Understanding Shame

      Wednesday Sept. 21st

           Session Seven:  The Daring Way™ Model of Wholehearted Living and Our Authenticity Mantras


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This year’s artist-in-residence: Vonda Drees


Vonda will be interacting with the Daring Way™ workshops throughout the conference, through her creative journaling.
Visit Vonda’s blogsite at: https://vondadrees.wordpress.com/


Event Schedule:

We have just learned that Bishop Paul Erickson has invited anyone who plans to arrive on Sunday evening, September 18th to join him for a Packer/Vikings game party at 7:30pm. You may not be aware, but Bishop Erickson is a Vikings fan, so this could be an interesting game! More information about the specific location of the party, at the Green Lake conference center, will be made available soon.

Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 20
7:30 – 8:30 AM:  Breakfast (Times for all meals are set by the Green Lake conference center)
8:45 – 9:45 AM: (Worship; Bishop Erickson and/or other presenters)
10:00 AM -Noon:  Daring Way™ Workshop with Rev. Sarah Ciavarri
Noon -1:00 PM:  Lunch
1:15 – 3:15 PM: Daring Way™ Workshop with Rev. Sarah Ciavarri
3:15 – 5:00 PM: Free time
5:00 – 6:00 PM: Dinner

6:15 – 8:15 PM: Daring Way™ Workshop with Rev. Sarah Ciavarri
8:30 – 9:30 PM: (End-of-day schedule to include campfire, art projects, improvisation and/or other events)

Wednesday, Sept. 21
7:30 – 8:30 AM:  Breakfast 
8:45 – 9:45 AM: (Worship; Bishop Erickson and/or other presenters)
10:00 AM -Noon: Daring Way™ Workshop with Rev. Sarah Ciavarri

 


REGISTRATION FEE is $175.   (Early bird registration is now closed.)
NOTE: Event fee includes registration and meals, but not lodging.
If you plan to stay overnight(s,) please arrange lodging directly with the Green Lake Conference Center by calling (920) 294-3323. (We recommend making lodging reservations no later than September 2nd.)

Event Registration Deadline: September 13, 2016

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All registrants are also asked to fill out the following questionnaire and return it directly to Sarah Ciavarri prior to this event (instructions are included on the questionnaire) – 

Daring Way Pre-Event Questionnaire 2016
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MaryAnn Anderson Bio 2016
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