Conference Schedule

Thursday, November 7

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Parents in Process • Hildebrand Hall

Are you a Christian parent who has an LGBTQ child and lots of questions? Concerned about what the Bible has to say about your child? If so, you are not alone. Join Greg and Lynn McDonald, the founders of Embracing the Journey, for this daylong program made for parents like you.  Learn more >

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Pastors in Process • Hildebrand Hall

Led by Matthew Vines, the executive director of The Reformation Project; Fred Harrell, Senior Pastor of City Church San Francisco; and Ken Fong, retired Senior Pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, the inaugural Pastors in Process is a private gathering specifically for pastors of non-affirming churches who want to move the conversation on LGBTQ inclusion forward in their churches.  Learn more >

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

General Registration • Foyer

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

OPENING PLENARY • Sanctuary

7:00 - 7:20 PM
Worship
7:20 - 8:00 PM
Introduction to Reconcile and Reform, with Darren Calhoun & Matthew Vines
8:00 - 9:00 PM
Opening Keynote Address: Nicole Garcia

Friday, November 8

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

General Registration • Foyer

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

WORSHIP & MORNING PLENARY • Sanctuary

8:30 - 9:00
Worship
9:00 - 10:30
The Bible Tells Me So: Hermeneutics and the Debate About LGBTQ Inclusion, with Matthew Vines
10:30 - 10:45
Break
10:45 - 11:45
A Pastor and a Transgender Christian Walk Into A Church: Laura Beth Buchleiter and Mark Wingfield on Becoming Friends, Learning About Gender Identity, and Changing a Church
11:45 - 12:00
Introduction to TRP’s Leadership Development Cohort and Chapter Program
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

LUNCH & EXHIBIT HALL OPEN
TRANS LUNCH WITH CERI ANNE LEWIS

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

TRP LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COHORT Q&A • Room 221

TRP’s executive director and a panel of leadership development cohort alumni answer your questions and share more about TRP’s cohort program for chapter leaders.

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

AN EVENING WITH REV. DAVID: THE STORY BEHIND A HISTORIC LETTER ABOUT BIBLICAL TRANSLATION • Sanctuary

Kathy Baldock and Ed Oxford sit down with special guest Reverend David for an illuminating conversation about David’s life that offers new insights into the untold history of how we understand the Bible and LGBTQ people.

Saturday, November 9

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

GENERAL REGISTRATION • Foyer

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

WORSHIP & MORNING PLENARY • Sanctuary

8:30 - 9:00
Worship
9:00 - 9:45
What Do We Mean By An Affirming Church? with Dr. Jim Brownson
9:45 - 10:30
Why #MeToo Matters for LGBTQ Inclusion, with Dr. Cheryl Anderson
10:30 - 10:45
Break
10:45 - 10:50
Sharing About Parents in Process, with Greg and Lynn McDonald
10:50 - 11:40
Keynote Address: Justin Lee
11:40 - 12:00
Investing in An Affirming Church: Supporting the Work of The Reformation Project
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM

LUNCH & EXHIBIT HALL OPEN

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

DINNER

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

CLOSING WORSHIP & PLENARY • Sanctuary

7:00 - 7:20
Worship
7:20 - 7:45
Moving Forward from Reconcile and Reform
7:45 - 8:30
Closing Keynote Address: Pastor Candace Hardnett
8:30 - 9:00
Worship and Communion