Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball will be the keynote speaker at the 138th West Virginia Council of Churches Annual Assembly to be held October 14 at the St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston. Bishop Steiner Ball will be speaking on using the Anatomy of Peace written by the Arbinger Institute.
The Assembly will also offer two tracks this year: Faith and Order and Life and Works. The Faith and Order track will offer time for theological reflection on the opioid epidemic, civil discourse, and the question of authority in a time of fragmentation. The Life and Work track will focus on ministry issues facing the local church, including Caring for Our Veterans and Active Duty Personnel; Foster, Kinship, and Adoptive Care: How the Church can Help; and Policy and Resources for Restored Citizens Leaving the Corrections System.
Participants can follow a particular track or a attend combination of both.
The Annual Assembly will be followed on October 15 by the Public Policy Forum to be held at 2:00 p.m. at the St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston.
To register for the 138th Annual Assembly, please click here.
To view the Annual Assembly agenda, please click here.
To register for the 2019 Public Policy Forum, please click here.