We gather in Assembly to worship, learn and do the work of the church. This year our theme is: “Building Beloved Community: Strengthening Our Souls for Leadership.” We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ruth Haley Barton, Founder and CEO of the Transforming Center, a ministry dedicated to strengthening the souls of clergy, Christian leaders and the congregations and organizations they serve. Dr. Barton will share honestly about the challenges of spiritual leadership in a high performance culture. She will also help you assess the state of your soul and then explore crucial disciplines for forging and maintaining a connection between our souls and our leadership as we strive to build beloved community. We look forward to an uplifting and spiritual weekend with you.