2012 Leadership Seminar Registration

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Online registration for Generosity in Emerging Generations is now closed. If you are interested in attending, please call ESC at 855-278-4ESC (4372).

Are emerging generations generous? How do they make decisions about generosity? How do they share their ideas about generosity with each other? Does God have anything to do with it? Generosity in Emerging Generations will explore these questions and more as attendees learn from and interact with our plenary speakers Gabe Lyons and Peggy Kendall. Generosity in Emerging Generations will take place at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel November 28-29, 2012.



Gabe Lyons is the author of The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America and the founder of Q, a learning community that mobilizes Christians to advance the common good in society. Prior to launching Q, Gabe co-founded Catalyst, a national gathering of young leaders. Additionally, he is the co-author of UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters, a bestselling book based on original research that revealed the pervasiveness of pop culture’s negative perceptions of Christians. His work represents the perspectives of a new generation of Christians and has been featured by CNN, The New York Times, Fox News and USA Today. Read more at http://www.qideas.org/. All Leadership Seminar attendees will receive a copy of Gabe's book.




Peggy Kendall is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota. She holds a B.A. in Communication from Bethel College, an M.A. in  Education from the University of St. Thomas, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from St. Mary's University, and a Ph.D in Communication from the University of Minnesota. She teaches courses on communication, technology and society, and research at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Peggy has been researching how adolescents use social media and the intersection of the use of this media with the use of IM by youth pastors in their ministry, and how parents can best help their teens use online communication in a safe and satisfying manner. Read more at http://pkendall.squarespace.com/.




The closing banquet program will be presented by the Covenant Players. Through music and drama, the troupe will stimulate your thinking and stretch your imagination regarding  faithful stewardship and generosity. Since 1963, Covenant Players has pioneered the use of drama as a communications resource in the church. Units of Covenant Players travel throughout the world communicating the reality of the Gospel in churches of all denominations, using the powerful medium of drama to bring hope, encouragement, and a positive message into classrooms, auditoriums, group homes, nursing homes, hospitals, and other facilities all over the world.


Forum attendees will learn to know Dewitt Jones, a photographer with National Geographic magazine, through the video "Celebrate What's Right With the World." A master of the platform, Jones combines stories from his years with National Geographic with his extraordinary photographs to  teach both creativity and vision. Do we choose to see possibilities? Do we really believe they're there? Dewitt Jones assures us that there is always more than one right answer. "Celebrate What's Right With The World" uses stunning photography and powerful dialog to help viewers approach their lives with celebration, confidence, and grace.

Generosity in Emerging Generations will take place at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, located directly on the beach just minutes away from the Fort Lauderdale Airport. Formerly the Sheraton Yankee Clipper Hotel, this venue is immediately recognizable with its main building and activity hub shaped like a cruise ship. Amenities include available ocean view rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms, two pools including one oceanfront pool, a fitness center, and four eateries. Use the sidewalks, walk the beach, or take a convenient and enjoyable water taxi ride to shopping and dining throughout Fort Lauderdale. The special conference lodging rate is applicable from November 24 through December 2, so consider extending your stay through the weekend either before or after the conference for some rest, recreation, and restorative time.

Visit the Leadership Seminar page for more information, a schedule and links to online registration for the event and for lodging. Register early–the early bird event registration fee of $399 is effective through September 30.

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