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    Sample Topics for Keynotes, Workshops & Classes from Rick Rouse

    The World is About to Turn

    Based on his book of the same title, co-authored with Paul Ingram, Pastor Rouse will help groups, whether within a faith tradition or in a multi-faith setting explore ways that they can help be positive catalysts for change in our nation and the world through listening deeply to one another, being advocates for social justice and offering support to those in need.

    From Membership to Discipleship:

    The Catechumenate as a Tool for Making Disciples

    For congregations serious about preparing people to live out their baptism in daily life, this workshop offers an overview of a faith formation process designed to help people go deeper in their spiritual journey and embrace their baptismal calling. Find out more about reclaiming this gift from the Early Church and how it can transform a congregation.

    Seven Transformational Keys for a Missional Congregation

    A workshop for congregational leaders who want to learn more about what it takes to be a congregation focused on God’s mission. Pastor Rouse will share the vital signs of a missional church and explore ways to help congregations reclaim their vocation as a mission outpost and training center for today’s disciples. Rouse will share insights from the book he co-authored on the topic with Craig Van Gelder: A Field Guide for the Missional Congregation: Embarking on a Journey of Transformation.

    The Healing Power of Forgiveness

    Whether as a keynote, seminar or half-day retreat, your audience will explore the radical and transforming nature of God’s grace. Pastor Rick Rouse, author of Fire of Grace: The Healing Power of Forgiveness shares a personal and moving story of an arsonist and a congregation in the Seattle area along with other vignettes on forgiveness from scripture, literature, and current affairs. He also utilizes a film of this incredible story entitled “Forgiveness: A Miracle of Love”. Participants will explore the five stages of forgiveness that include: 1) denial, 2) anger, 3) bargaining, 4) depression, and 5) acceptance; and learn how to apply this process to their own lives and faith communities.

    Looking for a different topic?

    Please contact Rick Rouse to discuss how he might assist you and your group!

    Sample Topics for Keynotes, Workshops & Classes from Paul O. Ingram

    Topics in Interreligious dialogue such as:

    • "Buddhist-Christian Dialogue” “
    • “Buddhist-Christian Dialogue in an Age of Science”
    • “Can a Christian be a Buddhist, Too?”
    • “Can a Christian be a Muslim, Too?”


    Various topics related to science and faith, such as:

    • “Models of Buddhist-Christian Dialogue with the Natural Sciences”
    • “The Challenge of Contemporary Cosmology”
    • “Christian and Buddhist Responses to Evolutionary Biology”
    • “Interreligious Dialogue with the Cognitive Sciences”

    General History of Religions topics such as:

    • “The teachings and practices of Hinduism”
    • “The teachings and practices of Buddhism”
    • “The teachings and practices of Daoist and Confucian traditions”
    • “The teachings and practices of Islam”

    Looking for a different topic?

    Please contact Paul Ingram to discuss how he might assist you and your group!



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