Bishop’s Convocation 2022: Kneeling with Giants
a continuing education and networking event for rostered and lay leaders

Thursday, November 3, 2022
St. Stephen Lutheran Church, New Kingstown
(this is a HYBRID event available for both in-person and digital attendees)

Schedule for the day:
8:00 AM On-site Registration Opens
8:45 AM Worship (HYBRID and livestreamed) Bishop Jim Dunlop preaching
10:00 AM Keynote Presentation with Rev. Dr. Gary Neal Hansen, Ph.D.: Kneeling with Giants
11:30 AM Closing Remarks with Bishop Jim Dunlop

  • in-person attendees receive a copy of  Dr. Hansen’s book at registration
  • Hearts & Minds Bookstore will be on-site with a limited selection of resources that will remain available until 12:30 PM

Participants are encouraged to attend in-person when possible to allow for networking with peers and colleagues and to access the Hearts & Minds Bookstore resource space. When registering, you may opt to pay digitally using a PayPal account or with a credit card or opt for the ‘invoice’ option. An invoice will be sent to your email inbox, which can be paid at your convenience.  Scholarships are available.

Gary Neal Hansen (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is the award-winning author of Kneeling with Giants: Learning to Pray with History’s Best Teachers (InterVarsity Press, 2012). He served for many years as a professor of Church history at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. His research and writing have focused on both 16th century Reformed theology, and the history of Christian spiritual practices. Gary is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and has served both as a solo pastor and as an associate on the staff of a large church. As well as speaking at retreats for churches and denominational groups, he blogs at, where he currently publishes children’s sermons on the lectionary Gospel texts. He lives in Binghamton, New York with his wife and their two children.

  • Bishop's Convocation 2022
    November 3, 2022
    8:30 am - 11:45 am
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2022 Convo In-Person Attendeeshow details + $45.00 (USD)  
2022 Convo Digital Attendeeshow details + $30.00 (USD)  
2022 Convo Scholarship Attendeeshow details + $0.00 (USD)