“Time is running out. If churches don’t start making changes, we will soon see more empty church buildings.” -Thom S. Rainer, President, Christian Resources
According to the Christian Post, 3,500 people leave the Church every day. Most millennials have given up on church—and many of them—for all the right reasons.
The traditional church, preoccupied with survival, often does not speak to the values important to the younger generation:
Divinity is everywhereHow do you build that kind of community? Rev. Dr. Sid Hall, lead minister at Trinity Church of Austin for the last 31 years, and author of Christian Antisemitism and Paul’s Theology and co-author (with Jim Harrington) of Three Mystics Walk Into A Tavern, seeks to articulate the six anchors required to birth a creative and healthy
Liberation begins on the margins
Beloved Community comes through authenticity, courage, and kindness
There’s a fountain flowing deep and wide
Many wells, one river
21st century church.
Rev. Dr. Sid Hall, III
Jun 20 (Th)
$40 (Includes lunch. Pre-registration required.)
Rev. Dr. Sid Hall, III is an activist, ordained minister, and writer. He has served for thirty years as the lead minister of Trinity Church of Austin, a progressive congregation in central Austin affiliated with both the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ. Hall is author of Christian Anti-Semitism and Paul’s Theology and, with co-author Jim Harrington Three Mystics Walk Into A Tavern. He is a frequent speaker and workshop leader in the areas of nature-based Christianity, Mysticism, Holocaust Studies, and LGBTQ inclusion in the church.