THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 8:30 AM.
Preconference sessions help prepare, focus, and open your heart, mind and soul to what God has for you at HIM. Use it for your church, ministry team or staff for professional development. Bring your small group or circle of friends so you can mutually encourage one another. Or use it for a personal spiritual retreat. Choose from two preconference options:
- Ministry Leaders Preconference — led by David Kinnaman
- Prayer Preconference — led by Tom Rausch, SJ, and Mike Dalton, OFM
Preconference sessions require separate registration. They are not included with HIM 2018.
MINISTRY LEADERS PRECONFERENCE
LED BY DAVID KINNAMAN
Next Faith: Understanding Today's Trends
Everyone wants a piece of your mind. Who and what should you trust — and why? In this dynamic, action-packed session, learn how to become a better information consumer in today’s complex culture. Develop the thinking skills, habits, and discernment to be a good information user.
Next Faith: Trends Shaping the Future
This presentation examines the key spiritual, cultural and generational trends that are influencing the way in which Christ followers live and work. Put yourself in the future; then learn what you need to do now to prepare yourself and your organization to be effective in the future.
LED BY TOM RAUSCH, SJ, & MIKE DALTON, OFM
MORNING SESSION — Tom Rausch, SJ
Two Spiritual Masters: Ignatius Loyola and Thomas Merton
Inigo Lopez de Loyola, St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), was a minor Spanish nobleman, soldier, and saint. Wounded at the Battle of Pamplona in 1551, he underwent a long and painful convalescence, a profound conversion, and with a group of fellow university students wound up founding the Society of Jesus. His Spiritual Exercises have helped millions discover God’s movements in their lives. Thomas Merton (1915-68), after an undisciplined youth, also experienced a conversion and became a Trappist monk. His famous autobiography and many books have helped demystify contemplation, introducing it to ordinary Christians.
AFTERNOON SESSION — Mike Dalton, OFM
Just Us...the Holy People of God
Preparing ourselves for the conference theme "Just Jesus" we will explore what we are doing to be God's Holy People. That's who we are called to be. So, what are we doing about it? And why do we shy away from being called holy?
We will see how we are measuring up to this great vocation. We will spend time exploring how other great Christians can serve as models for the rest of us. Such figures as the Desert Fathers and Mothers, Saints like Augustine, Francis of Assisi, Catherine of Siena, Bernard of Clarivaux, Archbishops Justin Welby and Rowan Williams, spiritual writers like Timothy Radcliffe and Henri Nouwen, Pope Francis of Rome, and others.
If 'Just Jesus' is enough for us, will 'just us' be enough for Him?