Registration for workshops and Riskursians at Flinch Conference, the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, are now available. (The conference will be held Thursday, July 23- Sunday, July 26 at the Newark International Airport Marriott adjacent to New York City.)
Workshops are offered Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11:15 – 12:15. Workshop topics range from church planting, leadership development, using social media, and other relevant topics. Click here to view the complete list and to sign-up to participate in the workshops of your choice.
Riskursions are offered Saturday afternoon. These provide the opportunity for conference participants to step outside their own comfort zone and experience a ministry that might be considered risky. Among the Riskursions are trips to visit the Bowery Mission, one of the oldest rescue missions in the country; Ground Zero, where participants will have the opportunity to hear first hand testimony from someone who was there as God used them to take a risk to step in and help; Albanian Immersion, where guests will enter the world of recent Albanian immigrants and initial church planting efforts among them; Flinch Food Adventure, with a visit to the diverse ethnic neighborhoods and food markets of Manhattan; Melodies from Harlem, an opportunity to experience spiritual melodies that raise worship to the Almighty God; Moving Towards Muslims, includes a visit to a mosque; the “International Express,” travel the Number 7 subway line which has been a vital connection for new immigrants to work in the center city; and Times Square Church, a ministry to the homeless.
Click here to register for the Riskursian of your choice.
Flinch Conference staff has arranged for a bus to leave from the hotel on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. to the Staten Island ferry for $20 per person (includes a box lunch and a meal ticket is required). The Staten Island Ferry (free!) travels past the Statue of Liberty to lower Manhattan. A guide, gathering location, and an instruction page will be provided for each Riskursion. At 8 o’clock in the evening, participants will gather at a common location in New York City. Space is limited so sign up is required.
If you’d like to participate in a workshop or Riskursian, but have not yet registered for Flinch Conference, start here by registering to attend the conference.