Bi-District Training Day: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019 @ Floris UMC

Bi-District Training Day

January 12, 2019

@ Floris UMC in Herndon

Registration opens November 15!

2019 Theme: Engaging Our Community

Mark your calendars for our 2019 Bi-District Training Day featuring Rev. Elaine A. Heath, Ph.D., Abbess, The Community at Spring Forest and Co-Founder, The Neighborhood Seminary.  Dr. Heath will help you learn how to Engage Your Community in authentic and new ways. Join others from the Arlington and Alexandria Districts for a day of training and networking.



keynote speaker

Rev. Elaine A. Heath, Ph.D.

Abbess, The Community at Spring Forest
Co-Founder, The Neighborhood Seminary

Elaine Heath’s scholarly work integrates systematic, pastoral, and spiritual theology in ways that bridge the gap between academy, church, and world. Her current research interests focus on community as a means of healing trauma, emergent forms of Christianity, and alternative forms of theological education for the church in rapidly changing contexts. Heath is the author of numerous books and monographs, the most recent of which is Five Means of Grace: Experience God’s Love the Wesleyan Way (2017). Her other publications include God Unbound: Wisdom from Galatians for the Anxious Church (2016), Missional.Monastic.Mainline (co-authored with Larry Duggins, 2014), The Mystic Way of Evangelism, Revised and Updated 2nd Edition (2017), Naked Faith: The Mystical Theology of Phoebe Palmer (2009), Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Communities (co-authored with Scott Kisker, 2010), We Were the Least of These: Reading the Bible with Survivors of Sexual Abuse (2011). She is the co-founder of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, a non-profit educational organization that equips clergy and laity to develop diverse forms of community and social enterprise. Heath is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and lives at Spring Forest, an intentional Christian Community in rural North Carolina.

Event Pricing

Early Bird


From November 15 – Midnight on December 14

Regular Rate


From December 15 – Midnight on January 2

Student Rate


All students from Middle School – Seminary


Friday Night Pre-Conference

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