One of the significant pastoral challenges of our day is providing pastoral care and leadership to congregations in the area of a biblical theology and praxis of human sexuality. This year's Winter Theology Conference will be focusing on this important conversation. Due to social distancing requirements this conversation is open to Pastors, Associate Pastors, Youth & Childrens' Workers, and Ministers in Training.
We will be joined by Dr. Mark A. Yarhouse, from Wheaton College. A speaker who has spoken at our recent M19 Conference on Mission and Discipleship. Dr. Yarhouse is a clinical psychologist who specializes in conflicts tied to religious identity and sexual and gender identity. He assists people who are navigating the complex relationship between their sexual or gender identity and Christian faith. He is the Dr. Arthur P. and Mrs. Jean May Rech Chair in Psychology at Wheaton College, where he runs the Sexual and Gender Identity (SGI) Institute. He is an award-winning teacher and researcher and is the past recipient of the Gary Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling.
He has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and is author or co-author of several books, including Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministers and Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture. His most recent book is Sexual Identity & Faith and Costly Obedience: Listening to and Learning from Celibate Gay Christians.
Due to social distancing requirements this conversation is open to Pastors, Associate Pastors, Youth & Childrens' Workers, and Ministers in Training.
$20.00 per person covers your registration & lunch.