Building Relational Bridges Through Jesus in Contemporary Culture

While speaking out against the status quo of his day, Jesus referred to himself, his message, and its recipients as new wine poured out into new wineskins: Jesus was scandalous and intoxicating.

"No one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out, and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins." – Luke 5:37-38

Jesus is still scandalous and intoxicating. The problem is that we who claim to follow him—no matter our status or stage in life—are so prone to pour the new wine of his life and word into the old rotten skins of “Churchianity” that cannot contain it, ruining both in the process.

Registration is now open! We started the discussion about disabilities and the church at our Annual Conference this Spring. Now we hope to move from isolation to inclusion to full participation by providing churches and individuals the opportunity to reflect on structures in the church and biases in our own hearts concerning people with disabilities that hinder full participation in Christ’s church. Please join us for times of biblical reflection, interactive experiences, and discussion.

Registration is now open! We started the discussion about disabilities and the church at our Annual Conference this Spring. Now we hope to move from isolation to inclusion to full participation by providing churches and individuals the opportunity to reflect on structures in the church and biases in our own hearts concerning people with disabilities that hinder full participation in Christ’s church. Please join us for times of biblical reflection, interactive experiences, and discussion.



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