Since 2009, Pastor Nelson and the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church family have been fearfully "tackling taboo topics". From Sexual Violence to Child Abuse to Depression in the African-American church...we've committed to not shying away from conversations that may not be comfortable to have in the Black church. We do this because we understand that our members do not permanently dwell within the walls of the church building. In our homes, on our jobs, in our relationships, or even in the news, we are confronted with these issues, many of which are rooted in social injustice. We can't deny that these things are happening. Unfortunately, too many churches are silent when it comes to these matters.
As the body of Christ, we are called to be "in the world, but not of it". So, with the Holistic Hurt, Wholistic Healing Conference, our hope is to begin the work of creating spacing for conversations to at least start. Our prayer is that it pricks the conscience of the church that they move from talking to walking it out.
Our 10th Annual Holistic Hurt, Wholistic Healing Conference will focus on perhaps the most taboo topic of them all: sex and sexuality. On Friday night, we have planned a creative way to get the conversation started. It will be a dramatic presentation featuring members of the Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church drama ministry. On Saturday, we’ll have a plenary session led by Bishop Yvette Flunder and workshops by local presenters. On Sunday morning, Dr. Corey Walker will bring it all together.
You are invited to this FREE conference which will take place October 19-21, 2018. We are calling all pastors, ministers, deacons, and church members to join us for an important conversation and call to action for "Real Talk: Sexuality & the Black Church". Feel free to invite your family members, church members, coworkers, and neighbors. All we need you to do is register so that we can be sure that we have adequate food and materials for all attendees.
This year, we are pleased to be partnering with the School of Theology at Virginia Union Unversity's Center for Lifelong Learning & Church Leadership. The conference is free to attend, however, if you wish to receive a certificate through center, you must register by October 8th and pay a $25.00 fee.
- Conference is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
- Registration is required so that we can properly prepare for sessions and lunch.
- The conference is free to attend, however, if you wish to receive a certificate through The Center for Lifelong Learning & Church Leadership must register by October 8th and pay a $25.00 fee.
- Please come casually dressed.
- A continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday will be provided for those who pre-registered.