Room for All’s biennial conferences have been described as “Healing,” “Life-changing,” and “Coming home to church.” Through worship, speakers, workshops and community-building conversation, our conferences have been milestones of hope for LGBTQ persons, family members and allies in the RCA.
“Making Room for All – 2013″ was held Oct. 24 – 26, and drew participants from 16 states, including students from RCA and CRC colleges and seminaries. Like the previous conferences, evaluations express heartfelt gratitude for the event.
The 2013 conference page offers a wide variety of opportunities to listen to or view significant portions of the conference. Videos include conference highlights, both sermons by Rev. Adriene Thorne, Justin Lee’s keynote address and workshop, the musical storytelling by Deb Tiemens and David Lohman, and the popular workshop by Dr. David Myers. You can also listen to and download audio files of both worship services and other events. Photos, worship bulletins, participant evaluations, and information about purchasing prints and other items featuring the collaborative art response are also there!
If you attended “Making Room for All 2013″ we hope you’ll enjoy revisiting the experience and sharing it with others. If you weren’t able to be there, we invite you to sample the conference in this way. Either way, we hope that the conference coverage will inspire you to attend “Making Room for All 2015,” when we’ll celebrate the 10th anniversary of Room for All’s ministry for full LGBTQ inclusiveness in the RCA!
Previous RfA Conferences
Follow the links below to read about previous conferences, including links to conference materials, photos and participants’ reflections.