Church & Society Symposium
May 3 & 4, 2012
The Consortium of Christian Study Centers is pleased to announce its second Symposium of 2012. This Symposium on the Church & Society will feature Dr. Amy Sherman, a senior fellow at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, and her recent book Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good. One of the Consortium’s goals is to provide opportunities for member staff and board members to gather together with premier scholars who can sharpen our minds in close conversation over a work of note, which they have produced. Dr. Sherman directs the Center on Faith in Communities where she provides training and consulting to churches and nonprofits seeking to transform their communities for the common good. Her vested interest and skill in this direction will serve study centers well as we seek these transformations at our own universities.
This Symposium will take place on May 3 & 4, 2012 in Charlottesville, VA. The Consortium will pay all meals, lodging, honoraria and other expenses; participants will incur only travel expenses to and from the Symposium. Each Study Center whose application for the Symposium has been approved will receive one copy of Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good. The event is only open to Study Centers who have been approved for membership in the Consortium and who have paid the current year’s dues. In order to make the event as focused and beneficial as possible only 10 Study Centers can be represented. If you would like the opportunity to represent your Study Center along with one other participant (preferably a board member) you can apply here. At this time applications are open for both our Church & Society symposium and Biblical Hermeneutics symposium (for more information on the Biblical Hermeneutics symposium, click here), a member study center is invited to apply to attend either symposia, but not both. An application implies a clear commitment to attend, if the application is approved. Please be certain of your commitment to the symposium, if you apply, since attendance is limited and your acceptance may keep another Study Center from being able to attend.
The entire Symposium will take place at the Omni Hotel on the Historic Downtown Mall of Charlottesville, VA. The Symposium will begin with lunch on Thursday, May 3, and conclude with lunch on Friday, May 4. We will have two extensive guided discussions with Dr. Sherman and ample time for informal conversation with other Study Center personnel. We look forward to a very useful time of building relationships with each other, learning from Dr. Sherman and growing in our knowledge of the faith we profess.