February 28 is the deadline for early registration for the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR) "Facing the Future: Cross-Racial/Cross-Cultural Appointments in a Global Church" event, to be held May 16-18 at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles.
Co-hosted by the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry (GBHEM), this event includes pre-events on May 15, providing an eight-hour seminar on cross-cultural competency and a Teaching Church Site Experience.
Cross-racial/cross-cultural appointments signify one of the preeminent questions facing a denomination seeking vitality and relevance in the 21st century.
Facing the Future brings together top leaders from around The United Methodist Church who are contributing to the vital discussion on cross-cultural/cross-racial appointments within the denomination and is designed to help church leaders, both clergy and laity, obtain the new skills, insights, ideas, and commitments that will prepare The United Methodist Church to face this future boldly.
Presenters at the event will include:
- Bishop Minerva Carcaño, Desert Southwest Annual Conference (Phoenix, Ariz.)
- Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, Greater New Jersey Conference (Ocean, N.J.)
- Bishop Ernest S. Lyght, West Virginia Conference (Buckhannon, W.Va.)
- Bishop Marcus Matthews, Upper New York Conference (Cicero, N.Y.)
- Bishop Gregory Palmer, Illinois Great Rivers Conference (Springfield, Ill.)
Early Registration: through Feb. 28, 2011, $250
Regular Registration: March 1-April 15, 2011, $300
Click on www.gcorr.org/crccevent to visit GCORR's new site dedicated to "Facing the Future" – where you can register, view event schedule, and locate additional information about event presenters and pre-event activities.