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The Emerging Church: From Conclusions to Beginnings


April 29-30, 2010

This conference assessed the most important factors influencing Church life today, and those most likely to shape the future of the Church as it emerges in the new century and new millennium.

Cosponsored by The Church in the 21st Century Center and the School of Theology and Ministry

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Our Vocation: The Call to Discipleship Today

Presenter: Edward P. Hahnenberg, associate professor of theology, Xavier University

What does it mean to be called by God? How are we to understand the vocation to discipleship today? Past models and previous theologies of vocation are being stretched, as the Spirit of God calls us to serve and celebrate the Kingdom of God in a new day.


The Co-Responsible Parish: Findings from the Emerging Models Project

Presenter: Marti R. Jewell, assistant professor of theology, University of Dallas

There is a growing recognition that the parish is a co-responsible community of disciples in which all members are called by the Spirit to provide pastoral care and leadership for one another and to bring our faith into the world.  This presentation discusses the findings of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project.