At this year’s General Assembly commissioners and other participants can choose from 43 seminars on subjects ranging from art to Presbyterianism and politics. Below is a sampling of what’s available.
Pastoral Care for the Spiritually Apathetic Bijan Mirtolooi, assistant pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian West Side.
Faithful Looking: How Images Help Us Love Our Neighbor Elissa Weichbrodt, associate professor, art / art history,
From Generation to Generation: Discipling 2nd- and 3rd-Generation Pastors to Navigate the Shifting Cultural Landscapes in the Korean American Church Alex Jun, professor of higher education, Azusa Pacific University; moderator, PCA 45th General Assembly; chairman, Korean-American Leadership Initiative (KALI); Owen Lee, senior pastor, Christ Central Presbyterian; Mike Park, pastor, Grace DC Downtown.
The Politics of Ministry Robert W. Burns, former professor, Covenant Theological Seminary, and Donald C. Guthrie, executive director of the Center for Transformational Churches, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
We Need a Better Story: The Message of Becoming Whole Dr. Brian Fikkert, professor of economics & community development, Covenant College; founder and president, The Chalmers Center; and Dr. Kelly Kapic, professor of theological studies, Covenant College.
The Gospel Compels Us to Speak Words of Life Deborah Hollifield, executive director, Presbyterians Protecting Life.
Immigration and the PCA – How the Movement of People Across Boundaries Is Shaping Our Church Jason Kang, ruling elder, Intown Community Church.
A Christian Approach to Mindfulness: Buddhism, Psychology, and Meditation Jesse M. Robinson, Doctoral Candidate, University of Virginia.
Debating Grace and Defending Reformed Theology: The Relevance of Recent Scholarly Debates on Divine Benefaction to the Reformed Doctrines of Justification and Sanctification Robbie Griggs, assistant professor of systematic theology, Covenant Theological Seminary.
Building an Ephesians 4 Church with a Culture of Openness, Vulnerability, Personal Growth, AND Mission Results John Purcell, Transform.
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: Keeping the Wolf out of the Sheep Pen Kimberlee Norris, attorney and founder/director, MinistrySafe.
Children of Immigrants: PCA Pastors and Lay Leaders of the Future? Patricia Hatch, refugee immigrant ministry director, MNA, and Sarah Kalichman, refugee and immigrant children’s ministry specialist, MNA.
Passing the Leadership Baton Randy Pope, pastor, Perimeter Church.
The Church & Culture: Biblical Models for Christian Engagement with Culture Richard D. Phillips, senior minister, Second Presbyterian Church.
Women, Sexuality, and the Church: Gospel Sight for Our Blind Spots Ellen Dykas, Harvest USA.
The Effect of Pornography on the Church, and How to Help Those Who Struggle With It Tim Geiger, Harvest USA.
2020 Census and the Role of the Faith Community Tom Pearce, national director, Shepherding the Next Generation.
Being a Daniel in the Lion’s Den of Politics Tom Pearce, national director, Shepherding the Next Generation.
Presbyterians, Politics, and American Society: A Conversation with Historians in the PCA Dr. Brian Franklin, Southern Methodist University; Bobby Griffith, University of Oklahoma; Dr. Alicia Jackson, Covenant College; Dr. Otis Pickett, Mississippi College; Dr. Nicholas Pruitt, Eastern Nazarene College; and Dr. Ansley Quiros, University of North Alabama.
“3D Leadership” Harry Reeder, senior pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church.
For a complete list of seminars, please visit pcaac.org/general-assembly/seminars/.