Auxiliary Events*

The following events are auxiliary events happening around and during The Apprentice Gathering.

*Most of these events require additional registration and costs, which vary depending on event.

Events Open to All Conference Attendees

FRIDAY LUNCH: AN INTRODUCTION TO UNHURRIED LIVING

Join Alan and Gem Fadling, Founders of Unhurried Living, for a free catered lunch to learn about the work of Unhurried Living and what they are doing around the world. Bring your questions to this interactive and engaging conversation.

Friday, Sept. 29 at 12 p.m.
Location: Friends University
Cost: Free (Space is limited to 25 people)

FRIDAY DINNER: THE PRACTICE OF UNHURRIED LIVING

Rest Deeper, Live Fuller, Lead Better …What do these words truly mean and how do we apply them to our everyday lives. Come dine and hang out with Alan and Gem Fadling, Founders of Unhurried Living. Enjoy a casual dinner at a nearby restaurant, while benefitting from sharing in community.

Friday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Bella Vita Bistro, 120 N. West St. #2
Cost: $35 (Limited to 15 people)

NEIGHBORING MEET-UP

Learn about and experience the Neighboring Movement at this open-house meet-up! The staff of SoCe Life have been learning about the power of loving their neighbors by inviting people to share their gifts with each other. The meet-up will feature artists, music and desserts from the SoCe Neighborhood. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a brief presentation at 7:30.

Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: 417 E. Gilbert St. 67211
Cost: $5/person

SATURDAY LUNCH

Renovaré Institute Alumni, friends and spouses are invited to join us on Saturday, Sept. 30, after the close of The Apprentice Gathering, for lunch, general introduction and catching up.  We will have lunch together at Friends University. The afternoon, which is still being developed, will include time devoted to individual cohort gatherings, sharing the life of God with one another, updates on RI and future programming and prayer for one another. Dinner will be at a local restaurant where we will order and pay individually at tables sized to allow for good conversation. Cost is $15 to cover lunch and space.  Spouses and group members are welcome!  Feel free to contact Zane Creamer (zcreamer@mac.com), RI 3 (ATL), to help with planning or with any questions!

Saturday, Sept. 30 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Casado Conference Room
Cost: $15/person

FRIDAY SPEAKER MEET-UP: BECOMING CURIOUS – A CONVERSATION

What do we do with our questions about God, faith, and Scripture? We may pick up the idea that God is only interested in us being certain, but that doesn’t help when our questions keep us up at night. What if instead our questions are not only welcomed but instrumental in our formation? Meet Casey to sit, chat and share your curious questions.

Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.
Location: The Monarch, 579 W, Douglas
Cost: Free (Space is Limited)

FRIDAY LUNCH AND LEARN: HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED ABOUT BECOMING A SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR?

There’s no question that the number of spiritual direction training programs around the country are flourishing. What’s the growing attraction to this ancient charism of the church? And have you been curious if the ministry of spiritual direction could be a good fit for you? Join David and Beth Booram at this free informational lunch to learn more about what spiritual direction is, what a spiritual director does, and The Sustainable Faith Schools of Spiritual Direction in North America and Europe.

Friday, Sept. 29 at 12 p.m.
Location: Friends University
Cost: Free (Space is Limited to 30 people)

SATURDAY BREAKFAST WITH WIL HERNANDEZ

As an ecumenical hub for the study and practice of Christian spirituality, CenterQuest invites you to join them in a conversation about spiritual companioning.  What is it and why is it important for our growth as Christ followers.

Saturday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 a.m.
Location: Friends University
Cost: Free (Space is Limited to 30 people)

THE (ANCIENT) FUTURE OF FORMING CHURCH LEADERS FOR GOD’S MISSION

The Church in the United States faces challenges that are unprecedented in its history. In the midst of massive cultural change, most denominations are in decline and many historic Christian institutions are fracturing over theological issues, going through significant reorganization, or closing altogether. Simply put, as the characteristics and assumptions of Christendom continue to erode, the church must regain a sense of its missionary identity and calling. All of this begs the question: What will it mean to form church leaders for such a calling? Missio Alliance warmly invites you to join us for dinner and a conversation with Brian Zahnd on this important subject.

Friday, Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Location: Friends University
Cost: $5/ per person