2003: Discipleship in a Divided Church



Discipleship in a Divided Church


July 31-August 2, 2003


DePaul University, Chicago, IL


Stanley Hauerwas, Rev. Robert Barron, Elizabeth Newman, Rev. Kyle Childress


Join with us as we explore the meaning of discipleship and Christian solidarity while contending with the legacies of church divisions and conflict.

This event promises to be the largest gathering to date sponsored by The Ekklesia Project–drawing pastors, lay Christians, scholars, and leaders from denominations and congregations across North America. The program will engage timely and crucial issues affecting the church, with major sessions on “Eucharist and the Fractured Body”, matters of war/pacifism and U.S. foreign policy, almsgiving and shared possessions, and much more.

You can expect a provocative and enriching blend of thoughtful presentations, lively discussions, prayerful and joy-filled worship and prayer, and plenty of opportunities for fellowship and socializing with Ekklesia friends and supporters.

Lectures, workshops, worship, and discussion–even Chicago-style deep dish pizza–will help us identify resources, practices, and relationships capable of forming and sustaining disciples in a broken world and divided church. The full program will be available later in the spring; check for it here on our web site.

We encourage early registration for “Discipleship in a Divided Church” since space is limited. Persons wanting to explore child care possibilities must contact us as soon as possible.

A deposit of $100 ($75 for commuters) is due by April 15. Please return the registration form (.pdf) and your deposit (payable to The Ekklesia Project) to:

Michael L. Budde, Coordinator

Other information

Speaker bios:
Stanley M. Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke University (named “America‚Äôs Best Theologian” by Time in 2001)

Rev. Robert Barron, professor of theology at University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL, and an adviser to Francis Cardinal George of the Archdiocese of Chicago

Elizabeth Newman, professor of theology and ethics at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, VA

Rev. Kyle Childress, pastor of Austin Heights Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, TX