August 14, 2019
Ranging from a workshop with the author of the New York Times Best Seller The Shack, to a gathering that examines our relationship to the forests in God’s creation, to an Episcopal bishop talking about a “resurrection-shaped life,” to spiritual discernment, contemplative practices, and non-traditional worship, the Beecken Center’s 2019-2020 season of special events offers something for just about everyone interested in deepening their Christian journey.
December 21, 2018
This year was one of transition for the Beecken Center, but still found us working on many formative opportunities for spiritual seekers of all faiths. Participants from all over the world joined us here in Sewanee to explore many facets of faith formation and effective ministry in a changing world.
Faith leaders and community partners from across Tennessee will gather at the University of the South to consider the ways faith and justice intersect, to learn about resources to better serve Tennesseans in need, and to build bridges for a better tomorrow both locally and statewide.
June 10 – 12, 2020
Invite Welcome Connect, a ministry of the Beecken Center of the School of Theology at the University of the South, is hosting its fifth national Invite Welcome Connect Summit June 10-12, 2020 in Sewanee, Tennessee. Rooted in the gospel directive to “Go and make disciples of all nations,” Invite Welcome Connect utilizes the God-given resources of a community to help build the Body of Christ, providing a practical theological framework and comprehensive process for engaging communities in the all-important disciplines of evangelism, hospitality, and belonging.