A gathering of pastors serving in congregations different than themselves in race and culture to be re-tooled, equipped, and affirmed as they are sent to navigate in this troubled world.


Biblical and Theological Framework and Tools

Facing the Future 2018 is based on Matthew 14:22-34. Using scripture we will learn how best to navigate the storms of ministry together.


Peer-to-Peer Learning and Clergy Support System

Participants will meet one another and building relationships to foster support and connection in ministry.

Self-Reflection and Environment of Affirmation

We will worship together and there will be spaces of self-reflection available throughout the conference.


May 7, Monday

Welcome & Introduction     2:00 PM

CR/CC Conversation Circle 1     3:00 PM

Dinner     5:30 PM

Opening Worship     7:00 PM


May 8, Tuesday

Morning Worship / Session     9:00 AM

Sabbath     11:00 AM

Lunch     12:00 PM

Navigating with Jesus/Group Gathering     1:30 PM

Workshop Session 1     2:00 PM

Break     3:20 PM

Workshop Session 2     3:40 PM

Dinner     5:30 PM

Talent Night     7:00 PM

May 9, Wednesday

CR/CC Conversation Circle 2     9:00 AM

Break / Hotel Check-Out     10:30 AM

Closing Worship     11:00 AM

Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott

1 Hotel Road, Newark NJ 07114
(973) 623-0006


All meals are included during the event (Monday dinner - Wednesday breakfast)
Complimentary self-parking is available for participants (Sunday-Wednesday)
Complimentary shuttle service is provided to and from the Newark Liberty International Airport

Spaces are limited. Register early! Late registrations will be accepted subject to hotel availability.

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1.25 CEU is granted by GCORR for those who submit a 1-page theological reflection of their learning and experience of Facing The Future 2018 CR/CC Conference by June 25th. Please submit your reflection to agraham@gcorr.org