2012 Kentucky Current Retreat

For Young Baptist Leaders

 October 18-19, 2012

Georgetown Baptist Church

Georgetown, KY 

LIVING THE QUESTIONS

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Featured Speaker:

Rachel Held Evans

Award-Winning Christian Author, Popular Blogger

and Speaker

More Info About Rachel

Rachel's Website

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Cost: $50 for all three sessions ($25 for Seminary/College Students)

(includes dinner Thursday, breakfast and lunch Friday)

Only coming to one session? - Registration fee - $20 

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Session 1: Permission To Ask (Thursday, 3:00-5:00pm)

In this session, Rachel will lead a discussion about why so many people, particularly young adults, are leaving the North American Church.  Studies show that a high percentage report that they left because they felt their church was not a safe place in which to wrestle with tough questions related to faith.  So how can we create better enviornments for "living the questions"?  How can we give ourselves (as leaders) and the people in our congregations permission to say, "I don't know," as we travel this journey of faith together.  Rachel will share some of her own story during this session while gathering the group into small groups for conversation.

Session 2: My Year of Biblical Womanhood - The Bible as a Conversation-Starter (Thursday, 7:00-8:15pm)

This session will generate lots of laughter and discussion as Rachel will talk about her experience writing her latest book, "A Year of Biblical Womandhood".  Rachel will talk about how the Bible is meant to be a conversation-starter, not a conversation-ender, and how sometimes "living the questions" requires a bit of creativity, especially when it comes to biblical interpretation.

Session 3: Living Better Stories (Friday, 10:00-11:30am)

In this final session with Rachel, she will talk about how to connect our stories with God's story by embracing conflict (even political conflict!), engaging Scripture, connecting to rituals and seasons, and living for better material.

Schedule

Thursday, October 18

 2:30-3:00pm - Registration & Welcome

3:00-5:00pm - Session 1 with Rachel Held Evans: Permission To Ask

5:00-6:00pm - Dinner sponsored by Georgetown College

6:30-7:00pm - Worship

7:00-8:15pm - Session 2 with Rachel Held Evans: My Year of Biblical Womanhood - The Bible as a Conversation-Starter 

Friday, October 19

9:30-10:00am - Morning Worship

 10:00-11:30 - Session 3 with Rachel Held Evans: Living Better Stories

12:00-1:00pm - Lunch sponsored by Baptist Seminary of Kentucky

1:00pm: Depart 

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Hotel Information

Fairfield Inn at Georgetown

502-868-9955

Hampton Inn Georgetown

502-867-4888

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Current is a group of young Baptist ministers, leaders, and divinity students who seek to connect young Baptists through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.  These KBF retreats seek to engage, encourage, and network young Baptist leaders from Kentucky. Come, get connected with other KBF young leaders from your state.  Learn more about connecting with Current on the CBF website.

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