The Cultivate Gathering will feature 4 incredible one-day Pre Conferences for you to choose from – all held on February 21, 2019. To Register just click the link of any of the titles and sign up for the preday, or better yet register for all three days! You’ll pick your preday with a dropdown selection.
Borders, Immigrants & the Opportunity of Everyday Peace on our Streets - SOLD OUT
The rhetoric around borders, walls and immigrants has never been more polarized in our country. In the midst of all it are women, men and children experiencing violence, isolation and fear; both in their own countries and in the United States. While the Borderlands is at the epicenter of this reality, it is not the only place were these realities come alive. In every city and street in our country, there is the opportunity for followers of Jesus to move toward the conflict, pain and injustice as instruments of peace. Over the course of this day, we will go to the center of the immigrant community in San Diego to learn from undocumented people, first generation immigrants and Kingdom leaders who live in Tijuana and San Diego. We will not only learn about immigration, but be equipped with tangible practices to live out in our own contexts as Everyday Peacemakers. The pain is real and the opportunity for transformation and healing is as well.
Contributors: Jon Huckins, Alejandra Ortiz and more
Hosted by Global Immersion.
Neighborhoods Designed For Flourishing: San Diego Walking Tour
Strolling from place to place we’ll have a stimulating day exploring urban design punctuated with conversations. Led by an urban activist, urban designer, and friends, we will sample San Diego’s urban fabric and explore questions like, "what does good neighborhood design look like?” We will observe case studies, including church redevelopment, and look at examples of urbanism that provide the right conditions for social conviviality and friendships.
Contributors: Chris Elisara & Howard Blackson
Hosted by Urban Shalom Society and Lausanne/WEA Creation Care Network
Becoming Sacrament in an Age of Fragmentation
Under the illusion of hyper-connectivity, much of our world has never felt so isolated and disembodied. Tribalism is replacing community, walls are replacing tables, and in the absence of holistic relationships we have plunged headlong into vitriol and self-preservation. In an age of increasing fragmentation, followers of Jesus have the opportunity to embody a hopeful narrative of love, peace and committed community. We can chose be a reconciling presence of goodness and grace in the neighborhoods where we live, listen and linger. We can learn to be a healing presence in the midst of brokenness and offer hospitality as an expression of welcome. Together we can embody reconciliation across differences and stand together for justice in the face of oppression. If we draw deeply from the Spirit of God we might just re-discover the identity of the church we were meant to be in our world. Let’s learn together.
Contributors: Christiana Rice, Brandon Wrencher, Rob Yackley
Hosted by Thresholds with Good Neighbor Movement
Innovation and Vitality for Denominations
Innovation is more than simply starting new churches. It taps into the need for multi-cultural ministry, adaptive change, leading existing churches into their neighborhoods, and community organizing. It requires an understanding of the urban, rural and suburban experience. What does innovation look like in your context?
Contributors: Leroy Barber
Hosted by The United Methodist Church