Wesley Center Conference

Wesley Center Conference

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Wesley Center Conference 2022

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Pastoral Care Today

Take Care

The global pandemic reached deeply into our lives, including the ways we have done ministry historically. From passing the peace, to providing nursery care, to serving communion – even to hospital calling, ministers of the gospel have been forced to give careful thought about how we can faithfully offer the kind of care that has marked Christian ministry for two millennia.

Again in 2022, NNU’s Wesley Center Conference will be held virtually. Our 2022 theme is about pastoral care today and features Rev. Tara Beth Leach and Dr. Scot McKnight. We hope you’ll join us online with Rev. Leach, who formerly served as lead pastor at Pasadena First Church of the Nazarene and now serves as pastor of servant ministry and missional life at Christ Church of Oak Brook in the Chicago metro; and Dr. Scot McKnight, Professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary, which is also located near Chicago.

Both of our speakers are nationally-recognized writers and speakers. Rev. Leach's first book, Emboldened (InterVarsity 2017) encourages women to embrace Christian ministry. Her most recent book is titled Radiant Church (InterVarsity 2021) and encourages church leaders to look at ourselves rather than the surrounding culture to explain the trends we’re seeing away from church attendance. Dr. McKnight’s most recent book is titled A Community Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture (Tyndale 2020). A prolific writer, Dr. McKnight is well known for many other popular titles including The Blue Parakeet: Rethinking How You Read the Bible (Zondervan 2018), The Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others (Paraclete 2009), and A Community Called Atonement (Abingdon 2010).

Leach and McKnight will provide plenary session presentations as well as a panel discussion. Live Q&A will be available to registrants, as well as a menu of workshops around our theme.


Online registrations can be made below for just $49 per person. Registrations of three or more staff members from the same church are just $39 per person.


Please click here to register today!



Rev. Tara Beth Leach


Dr. Scot McKnight

Watch the 2021 Wesley Conference Here