Kansas City Conference Schedule

The conference runs Thursday – Saturday.

All activities are at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown Hotel. Click here to see the full speaker list and to register.

Thursday, November 5
9:00 am – 4:30 pm Academy for Racial Justice – Kansas City Downtown Marriott
3:00 pm – 6:30 pm Registration
PLENARY SESSION: 6:30-9:30
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Worship
7:00 pm – 7:15 pm Welcome and Introductions – Matthew Vines and Amelia Markham
7:15 pm – 8:05 pm Panel: Pastors Navigating LGBT Inclusion
Rev. Adam Hamilton, Church of the Resurrection (Leawood, KS)
Dr. Mitch Randall, NorthHaven Church (Norman, OK)
Rev. Romell Parks-Weekly, The Sanctuary (St. Louis, MO)
Rev. Donna Simon, St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran (KC, MO)
8:10 pm – 8:55 pm Keynote: Nicole Garcia
9:00 pm – 9:20 pm Transgender Remembrance
9:20 pm – 9:30 pm Closing Worship and Announcements
Friday, November 6
8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration
PLENARY SESSION: 8:30-11:30
8:30 am – 9:00 am Worship
9:00 am – 9:25 am Bible #1: How to Talk about Experience and Scripture
9:25 am – 9:50 am Bible #2: The Role of Tradition
9:50 am – 10:15 am Bible #3: Celibacy and LGBT Christians
10:15 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 11:30 am Plenary Session: Interlocking Advocacy – AnaYelsi
Sanchez and Shae Washington
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Lunch Break
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Bible Breakout Sessions
PLENARY SESSION: 3:00-5:00
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Bible #4: Gender Complementarity
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Bible #5: The Inclusive Trajectory of Scripture
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Keynote: “Live An Unconfined Life” – Christopher Coleman
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Caucus Meetings
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Optional Evening Activities
Saturday, November 7
8:00 am – 9:00 am Registration
PLENARY SESSION: 8:30-11:30
8:30 am – 9:00 am Worship
9:00 am – 9:30 am Bible #6 and #7: The Old Testament and Same-Sex Relationships
9:30 am – 10:15 am Bible #8: How to Talk about Romans 1 and LGBT Inclusion
10:15 am – 10:30 am Bible #9: 1 Corinthians 6 and 1 Timothy 1
10:35 am – 11:00 am Bible #10: Same-Sex Marriage
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Bible Breakout Sessions
WORKSHOPS: 2:30-4:00
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm “Bisexual Christians: Intersections on the Margins” – Eliel Cruz
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm “Christian Parents of LGBT Children” – Debi Jackson
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm “Critical Mixed Race Christology” – Kenji Kuramitsu
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm “Transgender Christians and Gender Identity” – Stephanie Mott
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Caucus Meetings
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Dinner Break
PLENARY SESSION: 7:00-9:30
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm Heartland Men’s Chorus performance
7:20 pm – 7:45 pm Closing Announcements and Vision for the Future – Matthew Vines
7:50 pm – 8:50 pm Keynote: Vicky Beeching
8:55 pm – 9:25 pm Closing Worship

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