Being Neighbor, Forming Community: 2022 Henderson Summer Leadership Conference


June 6-7, 2022  


Our goal is to create a beloved community . . . 
this will require a qualitative change in our souls
as well as a quantitative change in our lives.

- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Beloved community” is a beautiful metaphor for a redeemed world—but the work to make it a reality is always local. These unprecedented times provide us with an opportunity ask these questions again:

  • How do we form community in a transformed world?  
  • How do we engage anew Jesus’ call to be neighbor, bringing with us the wisdom of the past with the realities of the present? 

Hear from pastors, activists, and teachers whose remarkable work spans generations and contexts—from the civil rights movement to new worshiping communities. Learn practical strategies and hear inspiring stories from members of Black Mountain School of Theology that will reinvigorate what you are doing in both church and neighborhood! Gather with others who care about this work as much as you do. 

Henderson Lecture on Church and Ministry

The 2022 Henderson Lecturers on Church and Ministry will be the Rev. Dr. Paul Smith, Presbyterian minister to multiracial congregations, mediator, and civil rights activist; and Andrew Young (joining from Atlanta), friend of Martin Luther King Jr. and student of Howard Thurman. Dr. Smith and Ambassador Young will speak on Monday evening, June 6, 2022, at 7:00 ET. The online lecture is free to the public and all are welcome via Zoom.

Due to current public health conditions, the full conference, including the Henderson Lecture will be held online only.  The Henderson Lecture will be live-streamed and there is an option to register for the free lecture only.

Co-sponsored with the Seminary's Miller Summer Youth Institute.


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