SLT 2015

A Church for All Generations in an Age of “Nones”

January 19-21, 2015

What does it mean for the church when 46 million Americans identify themselves as “none of the above” when asked to chose religious affiliation. “Nones” are those who identify as agnostic or atheist or who simply claim no affiliation with organized religious groups, however the majority of the 46 million believe in God and signal deep spirituality in multiple ways. A 2012 poll by the Pew Research Center claims that “nones” are the fastest growing “denomination” in the United States. Many of those who claim no religious affiliation still pray, many more describe themselves as “spiritual but not religious”.

Come to School for Leadership Training to wrestle with how this growing group will change the face of churches and religion in the United States.

Keynote presentations:

Lauren Winner is a historian, author and lecturer and Assistant Professor of Christian Spirituality at Duke Divinity School.

Dan Aleshire is executive director of The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).