National Gathering 2016
The Good and Beautiful Life
March 9-11, 2016


As Christian leaders we are not exempt from the false notions of happiness and success that so often bring ruin to those within the congregations we serve. We preach and teach in an attempt to compel those we shepherd toward finding their core identity and story within the life of the kingdom of God. Unfortunately, those same trappings can often be further covered in a religious guise that makes them even harder to see within our own lives, especially as leaders. This year, our journey is an invitation to reflect upon and re-examine the core narratives of our lives and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus's narratives about life in the kingdom and community of God.

our speakers

James Bryan Smith
Featured Speaker
Dr. James Bryan Smith (M.Div., Yale University Divinity School; DMin Fuller Seminary) is the Executive Director of the Apprentice Institute. Dr. Smith is currently a theology professor at Friends University, in Wichita, Kansas. He is the author of eight books, most notably The Apprentice Series.

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