Montreat Conference Center
Growing numbers of pastors, denominational officials, and other spiritual leaders are seeing that we face two interrelated challenges in the next decade: building vibrant spiritual communities in these changing and fractious times, and helping those congregations converge in a larger spiritual movement that is multi-denominational and multi-faith as well.
Monday: Awakening to Where We Are
Tuesday: Assessing What Got Us Here
Wednesday: Envisioning the Church and World We Desire
Thursday: Bridging the Gap
Friday: Living Creatively In the Tension
Reverend Aisha Brooks-Lytle (A.K.A - Pastor Eesh) is a native of Philadelphia. She graduated from Central High School (Class of 251) and holds a Bachelor of Science in Music from Temple University. (’99). After spending a significant time as youth director at Wayne Presbyterian church, she obtained a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.(’05) She served various other churches in the Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and surrounding area through her music ministry and in her ministry of preaching, teaching, and pastoral care before returning to Wayne Presbyterian Church in February 2013. Aisha has served as a mission pastor for Wayne Presbyterian while she was also serving as the Organizing Pastor for The Common Place, a faith-based arts and education center in Southwest Philadelphia. Aisha is now serving as the Executive Presbyter for the Presbytery of Greater Atlanta.
Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for "a new kind of Christianity" - just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is an Auburn Senior Fellow, a contributor to We Stand With Love, and a leader in the Convergence Network, a Wild Goose board member, a former church planter and pastor, and an author/activist who seeks to embody and make contagious a new kind of Christianity - just, generous, and engaging with people of all faiths to seek the common good.
Current and past CLP leaders: $353 (single room) /$241 (double room/per person)includes lodging & meals
Non-CLP leaders: $553 (single room) /$441 (double room/per person)includes lodging & meals
You may drive or fly (Asheville Regional Airport). Travel expenses are not covered in the cost of the retreat.
We recommend you plan to be at Montreat Conference Center prior to noon on Monday, October 15. You may depart after 2pm on Friday, October 19.