The Future of Faith
Finding Our Way Together

San Francisco | January 27-28, 2023

What if we thought of Christian faith not only as a tradition handed down to us but also as something we participate in building together? What if we saw faith as a communal craft, a dynamic and collaborative process making all things new, inviting us to creativity, beauty, community, diversity, rest, enjoyment, and much more? Join us to explore these questions! 

Five Shifts for the Future of Faith

During our time together, we will explore these five shifts for building the future of faith together. Through art, music, storytelling, and other guided activities, we will learn what it means to move from the chaos of deconstruction to new ways of imagining and embodying a more beautiful, expansive, and liberating vision of Christian faith in the world. 

Daytime Sessions

Evening Sessions

Artists & Speakers


Our gathering begins at 9:00 am Friday and concludes at 9:00 pm on Saturday. On Sunday, after our gathering, all are welcome to worship at City Church SF, one of our event sponsors. 

6:30  Optional Welcome Dinner at City Hope | add-on ticket available during registration process 

9:00  Coffee and Light Breakfast (provided)

9:45  Welcome and Orientation 

9:55  Intro to Prayer Stations | Barbara Lyon 

10:00  Morning Prayer | Kinship Commons

10:30  Session 1: From Triumphalism to Lament | Riana Shaw Robinson 

11:30  Lunch (on your own) 

2:00  Midday Prayer 

2:30  Session 2: From Morality to Dignity | Krispin Mayfield 

3:30  Break

4:00  Session 3: From Certainty to Mystery | Aizaiah Yong 

5:00  Break 

5:30  Dinner (provided) 

7:00  Evening Prayer and Storytelling 

9:00  Coffee and Light Breakfast (provided) 

9:30  Workshops and Community Building

  • BIPOC Group 
  • Open Coffee Bar
  • Pastors Group 
  • Serving in the Tenderloin (learn about the profoundly life-changing ministry philosophy of City Hope and serve breakfast; starts at 7:30 am) 
  • The Future of Theological Education 

10:30  Break 

11:00  Morning Prayer | Kinship Commons 

11:30  Update on Prayer Stations | Barbara Lyon 

11:35  Session 4: From Superiority to Mutuality | Emily McGinley 

12:35  Lunch (on your own) 

2:00  Midday Prayer 

2:30  Session 5: From Rhetoric to Embodiment | Erna Kim Hackett 

3:30  Prayer & Rest Stations 

5:30  Dinner (provided) 

7:00  Keynote Address & Concert | Dr. Asa Lee; music by Aisea Taimani and Kinship Commons

Details (Cost, Travel, Covid Safety…)

We will be meeting at City Hope Community Center (45 Olive Street) and City Hope Cafe (750 Ellis Street). City Hope is the living room for those without enough living space in the Tenderloin. During our time, we will have the opportunity to learn more about their important work; a small group of volunteers will also have the opportunity to serve breakfast to City Hope guests. 

Space is limited! Tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.

General Admission
$139 early bird by 12/20 | $189 regular price | Includes all Friday and Saturday sessions, breakfast and dinner on Friday and Saturday, evening concert on Saturday, access to session recordings until 3/31.

Friday Only
$75 early bird by 12/20 | $99 regular price | Includes Friday sessions, breakfast and dinner on Friday, access to session recordings until 3/31.

Saturday Only
$75 early bird by 12/20 | $99 regular price | Includes Saturday sessions, breakfast and dinner on Saturday, evening concert on Saturday, access to session recordings until 3/31. 

Streaming Pass 
$49 | Includes livestreams of all sessions, evening concert on Saturday, access to session recordings until 3/31.

Optional Thursday Dinner
$25 | Welcome Dinner on Thursday (1/26), 6:30 pm

The nearest airports are San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK). Both airports are accessible by BART.

We strongly recommend making flexible travel plans with generous cancellation policies. The following hotels are great options within walking distance of City Hope: 

  • *Discounted Room Block Available!* Holiday Inn Golden Gate, 1500 Van Ness Ave. (0.5 miles from venue): Special rate of $139/night for Jan 26-29, 2023; book HERE by December 27, 2022! Select your arrival and departure dates, then click on the green search button. If you would like to extend your stay outside of Jan 26-29, you will need to book a separate reservation on their website at or contact them directly at (+1) (866) 272-7098.
  • Kimpton Enso Hotel, 1800 Sutter St. (0.8 miles from venue; $186/night for Jan 26-29, 2023, as of Nov 2022)


Limited metered street parking available in the blocks surrounding the venue; pay attention to parking signs. Parking garages nearby include Opera Plaza (~8 min walk) and 1200 Van Ness (access via Post Street; ~7 min walk). Do not leave any valuables in your car.

Public Transportation
The venue is walking distance from a number of local and regional transit lines:

  • MUNI Bus: Near lines 19, 27, 31, 38, and 49
  • MUNI Underground: J, K, M, N, T lines at Civic Center Station, ~12 min walk
  • BART: Civic Center Station, ~12 min walk

If you are riding your bicycle to the event, there will be limited interior space to park your bike.

We are committed to creating an event experience that keeps everyone as safe as possible. In the face of pandemic fatigue, we also recognize that Covid is still a concern; we will continue to monitor the situation in San Francisco and will update our safety policies as needed to align with local guidance.

As of November 10, 2022, here are our Covid safety policies:

  • VACCINATION (recommended): Following CDC and WHO guidelines, we strongly encourage full Covid vaccination.
  • TESTING (required): Please take a Covid test within one day of your participation in the gathering, and refrain from attending if you have a positive result or have Covid symptoms. (Order your FREE tests from the U.S. government here.)
  • MASKS (optional): Please do what feels safe and right for you! We strongly encourage mask-wearing while in indoor public spaces. 

Thank you for helping us prioritize the safety of every participant. 

Full refund by 11:59 pm PT on Thursday, January 12, 2023. 50% refund by 11:59 pm PT on Thursday, January 19, 2023. No refunds after January 19, 2023. 

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