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. 

Artists & Speakers

Schedule

The gathering begins at 9:00 am Friday and concludes at 9:00 pm on Saturday. For those traveling to San Francisco, we recommend arriving Thursday and departing Sunday (see more travel info here). While a limited number of one-day tickets are available, participation across both days (where possible) will enrich everyone‘s experience.

Those arriving early are warmly invited to dinner together on Thursday, available as an add-on purchase during the registration process.  On Sunday, after our gathering, all are welcome to join us for 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

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  Session 4: From Superiority to Mutuality | Emily McGinley 

12:30  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  Evening Prayer and Concert 

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 concerts on Friday and 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, evening concert 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 concerts, access to session recordings until 3/31.

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

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

Hotels 
Information coming soon. We strongly recommend making flexible travel plans with generous cancellation policies.

Parking
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

Biking 
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.
  • 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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