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State of the Church

  • About

    Positioned in the United States' Pacific Northwest where creative, entrepreneurial energy is shaping the future, Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry is known as a dynamic hub for conversations on the future of faith. With that future in mind, faith leaders from across the Pacific Northwest meet annually with school faculty and students through the school's State of the Church gathering each May. Participants collaborate on the future of Christianity in a pluralistic world, and focus together on how Gospel values can be embodied for the greater good. The State of the Church is a growing gathering of thought leaders and practitioners, ranging from Historic Protestant to Progressive Evangelical partners in faith.

    2014

    Diana Butler BassIn addition to the one day workshop, the community is invited to a special event the night before:
    An Evening with Diana Butler Bass, "Tinkering with the Future of the Church 
    Monday, May 5  |  6:30 - 8:30pm  |  Free!
    Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle 98122

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    What Participants are Saying 

    • "The day was full of engaging conversation and refreshing ideas. I'm already looking forward to next year!" Rev. Melody Young, Presbyterian Church USA
    • "An important benefit of attending the gathering was exploring church and broader religious dynamics from a larger regional perspective.  It was particularly helpful having a variety of local pastors, lay leaders, denominational executives and ecumenical agency representatives in attendance.  I also appreciated the opportunity to make the presentation on the church and civic engagement and found this processing affirming and the concerns and insights shared universally received.  It was also good to learn more about Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry programs and the good work being done in Seattle.  The key will be to spread it more broadly throughout the region." David Leslie, Oregon Ecumenical Ministries
       

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  • Contact Us

    Dr. Michael Trice
    Assistant Dean of Ecumenical & Interreligious Dialogue
    206.296.5332
    tricem@seattleu.edu