Topic: Congregationalism and Society: Impacts and Outlooks
We will examine the relationship between Congregationalism and society throughout American history. This will include an examination of topics from Richard Niebuhr’s Christ and Culture, and A Secular Age by Charles Taylor. How did Congregationalism shape the American psyche, and how has society dictated its present? As we move away from mainline Protestantism being a dominant cultural force, what voice does Congregationalism still have to speak Christ’s truth to a world that has forgotten him?
There will also be daily worship, a communion service and ample free time to recharge your batteries in a gorgeous natural setting.
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Baker
Rev. Greg Baker is the Pastor of the United Church of Assonet, Massachusetts. He holds a BA in Religion from Dartmouth College, an MDiv from Harvard, and a MA in Theological Research from Andover-Newton. He has taught Comparative Religions at Boston College. In addition to pastoring churches in Southeastern Massachusetts, Greg has mentored students in discernment for ministry, written and directed plays and musicals, and organized mission fund-raising events.
Full Registration: $390.00 (Lodging and meals)
The Manor has 9 multiple occupancy bedrooms (see floor plan) with single and double beds available in each room. No single rooms. Contact Laura Wright with the name of individual(s) you plan to share a room.
Every year, the NACCC hosts the Ministers’ Convocation. This gathering for clergy is designed to provide continuing education, spiritual reflection and rest. It usually begins on the second Monday after Easter, a perfect time for clergy to renew themselves. Many churches set aside money to send their pastor to this event, knowing that the spiritual rest their pastor gains benefits the church.