Nurture - March 29, 2016
The annual Nurture conference invites in nationally recognized leaders in Christian spirituality for a special event featuring keynote addresses, workshops, and a luncheon. Previous speakers include Randy Harris, Gordon T. Smith, Glandion Carney, Gary Moon, Chris Webb, and John Ortberg.
For 2016, Nurture's featured presenter will be the director of the Institute for Christian Spirituality, Dr. Kris Miller. In his two keynote addresses, Kris will open up a vision of flourishing leaders, where spiritual formation directly intersects with our well-being. From his years of experience of working with senior pastors, he will address some of the key challenges we face as leaders, calling us to collaborate with the Holy Spirit's work around us and deep within us for His glory, our good, and the good of those we lead. Come learn how we are to both fight and surrender to flourish. All types of leaders from any church will benefit.
Kris Miller has 25 years of ministry experience as a minister, professor and administrator. He worked for eleven years for Vineyard USA, the national office of Vineyard Churches in the United States. He served as theologian and as retreat director, providing intensive retreats for the care of Vineyard senior pastors. Kris teaches graduate spiritual formation and theology courses here at Lipscomb as well as systematic theology for Fuller Theological Seminary’s regional campuses. He has ten years of experience as a spiritual director and has been training other spiritual directors since 2010. He is the founder and president of Flourish which exists for the formation and well-being of Christian leaders (www.flourishingleaders.org). Kris has a B.A. in biblical studies, an M.Div., an M.A. in history and theology all from Abilene Christian University, and a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Durham University (UK).