Save the Date! State of the Church, 6/20

Written by Kristina Alvarado
April 29, 2015

Following the Way of Jesus has challenges unique to each generation and time period in history. Each year, during the school?s unique ?State of the Church? event, people from churches throughout the Pacific Northwest gather from both historic and emerging churches to explore the trends, challenges, hopes and dreams that impact our mission together as the Church. Sharing resources, ideas, and collaborating on important work?we reimagine what it looks like to be the Church in this slice of history and in this local context. Together, we can look at the full picture and face the future, while honoring our rich history and past. A beautiful African Proverb invites: "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.? Come and journey with us!?

State of the Church 2015: One in the Spirit
Saturday, June 20 ?| ?9:00am-2:30pm
Seattle University Campus ?| ?Campion Hall
$25 for individuals ?| ?$15 per person for groups of 3 or more
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The 2015 Theme: "One in the Spirit"
Throughout stories of Gospel and Church, the ancient Greek word, pneuma (??????) is a key concept. ?With one of the translations of the word being "breath,? the concept takes on nuanced meaning in a religious context?the dynamic movement of "spirit" or "soul." ?Together, we are committed to this pursuit of a synchronized pneuma within the Church and within our learning here at Seattle University?s School of Theology and Ministry. We have much to learn from each other. We can go alone, but we can go farther together.

Special Guests
Wes Granberg-Michaelson with diverse experiences in Historic and Emerging Traditions, "Where the Spirit is Leading World Christianity Today"

Elizabeth Conde-Frazier with a Liberation Theology and Latino/a Church Perspective, "Iglesia ?????????? Church: Salt, Light, Leaven?The Real Deal"

Learn more about the school's partners, here.
For more information about State of the Church, visit

Questions? Contact the Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue Team at? 206-296-5330.