- Monday | March 4, 2019 to Thursday | March 7, 2019
- 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us as we expand our movement and our organization in a new virtual experience –
“Under One Sky!”
This upcoming March, we will be taking our Virtual Convention concept to a new level. This four-day virtual convention will be full of general sessions, our business meeting, music, and workshops; just as if we were in-person at a convention.
The convention schedule has been designed with various time zones in mind so that you can participate LIVE or view a session at your leisure.
With this new concept, we highly encourage you to take advantage of the content, tools, and education we are providing through the programming by sharing it with your community. A center registration this year includes up to 10 people! This is so you can share with your leadership and boards. Additionally, utilize our general sessions as an opportunity to host a viewing party at your center to hear music and speakers that they wouldn’t otherwise hear on a Sunday. The possibilities are endless and so is our reach! We know that through this new virtual convention we are going to touch MORE people, MORE centers, and inspire a global transformation Under One Sky through Spiritual Living Today.
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Monday, March 4, 2019
8:00PM – 9:30PM
Opening General Session LIVE from the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living, Canada
A Welcome from Canada by Rev. Dr. Pat Campbell
Welcome to VISTA 2019 by Rev. Josh Reeves
A Message by Rev. Staci Hylton
Moving from FO to JO and Not Missing a Thing!
This talk is designed to express how we can use fear, doubt, worry, and not enoughness to propel ourselves forward into a new adventure and perhaps our true nature of joy. The secret is Knowing When to Hold Em and Knowing When to Fold em. It is no surprise that Las Vegas is where Rev Staci Hylton learned this life-altering lesson.
A Message by Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon
5 Commandments for a New Way of Being
It appears that there is a new age being birthed throughout the world. This requires a new way of being and a heightened responsibility if we choose to help direct the future rather than be directed by others. Dr. Kenn will touch on 5 ways of being that we could choose to embrace to help facilitate a smoother evolution.
Music Under the Direction of Amy Bishop
9:30PM – 11:00PM
Regional Community Reception (Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living)
Following the session, for those attending in person, we invite you to join us for a community reception at the center!
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
12:00PM – 4:00PM
2019 Centers for Spiritual Living Business Meeting LIVE from Denver, CO
Presider: Tracy Brown, RScP (Leadership Council Chair) & Steve Burton (Executive Director)
Updates from the Executive Team of the Leadership Council
8:00PM – 10:00PM
An Evening with New Thought Music: Unplugged Concert Series
Hear from some of your favorite musicians and experience some new voices through a series of 15-minute intimate concerts from around the globe!
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
1:00PM – 2:30PM Workshops: Session I
Music and Message – Dropping From the Brain Into the Heart with Dr. Karen Drucker
The combination of a great talk combined with music that brings that message home can be the difference between a good talk and one that leaves the listener transformed. In this interactive workshop, musician and speaker Dr. Karen Drucker guides participants to look at how music can enhance the talk but also the entire church service.
Strategic Plan Basic for Spiritual Communities with Rev. Sonia Byrne
Organizations will put off completing a Strategic Plan for years, thinking it’s too complicated and lengthy. It doesn’t have to be. Learn how to create a basic Strategic Plan for your community to support clarity, focus and intentional goal-setting for your team.
Prosperous Leadership through Action and Awareness with Rev. Karen Russo, MBA
Rev. Karen Russo, MBA, shares spiritual principles and teaches practical tools to help you and your community embody a holistic approach to wealth. You’ll craft a fresh Money Purpose statement to guide you. And you’ll learn 2 weekly practices, Money Monday and Faithful Friday, to keep you focused and faithful in your prosperous living.
4:00PM – 5:30PM Workshops Session II
Bringing Spirit Home – Science of Mind for Families with Stacy Butters
Answer the questions, “What spiritual things can I do at home with my children?” and “How do I use Science of Mind principles with my kids?” Lots of ideas for those with elementary age and younger children in their life at home, through extended family, or at your center. Learn about prayers, practices, books, music, apps and more.
How to be an Effective Leader in your Ministerial Role with Rev. Jill Brocklehurst-Booth
Leading a team is not easy, not a part of our training as ministers, and yet, it is one of the foundational skills in creating a solid spiritual community. Without training, we rely on natural abilities, chance and prayer. What we know about prayer is that there is an action step, and yes, we can learn to become not good, but GREAT leaders. Let me show you how.
Removing Barriers to Build the Flow of Prosperity with Dr. Tom Melzoni and Rev. Sanford D. Coon
Whether in the minds of individuals or Centers, fear of lack is destructive. Creating a culture of radical generosity is both a challenge and a joyous opportunity. When a Center struggles for financial freedom, it is impossible for members to believe in or trust a principle of prosperity. Understanding and implementing proven procedures for sound management as a teaching model is essential to build confidence that demonstrates the availability of abundance.
Virtual and Viral: Social Media That Works with Rev. Dr. David Goldberg & Julie Mierau
Participants will learn the details of creating posts and memes that gain traction through responses, comments and reposts and what it means to have a post or meme “go viral.” We will also explore Facebook live based on three years of experience and hundreds of thousands of “views” and “shares” among other topics of interest.
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Regional Community Reception (Center for Spiritual Living Atlanta)
8:00PM – 9:30PM
Evening General Session LIVE from the Center for Spiritual Living Atlanta!
A Welcome from Atlanta by Rev. Dr. David Ault
A Message from the CSL Events Team by Rev. Sunshine Daye
A Message by Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson
My Piece of Sky
Often we look up at the sky and simply see our piece of it, forgetting that the same sky I look up at is the same sky that everyone looks up at! Though the particular vantage points may vary, there are not different skies, there is only One. In a similar manner, there is only One Mind, God, Spirit, that can be seen, experienced, and connected to from as many vantage points as there are incarnations of this One Power. What happens to our practical spirituality when we approach it from the realization that as I set fireworks into the night sky, someone many miles away sees the lights and is moved? When I consciously move in the direction of my evolution, shifting of my consciousness, my awareness, and alignment not just with God but AS The Thing ItSelf, oh imagine how brightly the night skies then become!
A Message by Tracy Brown, RScP
One Sky, Many Stars!
There is no accident that even though we are all human, we have each been individually designed. Do you use your spiritual practices to invigorate your uniqueness? Marilyn Monroe said, “We are all of us stars and we deserve to twinkle!” Tracy will remind you to polish your star and shine so brightly that the legacy you leave, simply by being yourself, can never be forgotten. We can all follow in the steps of Sojourner Truth who declared: “I am not going to die; I’m going home like a shooting star!”
Music Under the Direction of Penelope Williams Rev.
Thursday, March 7, 2019
1:00PM – 3:30PM Workshops Session III
Conscious Leadership 101, Building Powerful Community Leaders that Thrive with Rev. Kimjera Whittington
This workshop will include real-life situational exploration around leading consciously at our centers. Participants will explore their personal belief systems and internal biases that impact how they lead and show-up within their centers, boards and for their congregations. They will learn powerful tools and techniques to support their personal growth and development to lead others in a way that increases volunteer engagement and transforms their volunteer teams.
OmmaySing Me Clubs: Teacher Training Programs Instilled with Science of Mind Principles for Children 2 – 14 Years with Laura Topper
OmmaySing Me is all about lovefullness and inner confidence and embraces positive singing, stretching, body breathwork, creativity, meditation, music, colouring, positive thinking, movement, games and most of all FUN ! OmmaySing Me inspires children to know themselves as love, to accept themselves and others fully and to live from the overflow awareness of inner peace, compassion and kindness.
Note: Participants for this workshop should plan to have with them colored felt pens, crayons, drawing paper and any musical instruments/percussion with them.
Building Community through Online Education with Rev. Nicole Merges & Rev. Sunday Cote
In our time together, we will explore tools, skills and ideas to enhance online education potential in your community. Participants will leave with several ideas to design, plan and/or enhance their online education offerings. Anyone curious about how to start or advance their online program will find this workshop beneficial.
Does Science of Mind Foundation have $25,000 for Your Community? with the Science of Mind Foundation
The Science of Mind Foundation’s Centers Endowment Matching Funds Program is a reality with eight endowments already created including matching funds from the Foundation. Your Center can be one of the pioneers in this program.Learn how the spiritual principles of Good Stewardship and Integrity will build trust within your spiritual community and how your vision can lead to the creation of your own significant endowment fund.
4:00PM – 5:30PM Workshops Session IV
Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work! with Tama Kieves
You have a calling within, an expression of infinite talent, stamina, and love. This is not a path of force, but of savvy direction. Through exercises and interactive breakout sessions, let Tama Kieves, bestselling author and visionary career/success coach show you how to: *choose your true passion *consistently draw people and resources to you, *stand out, *leverage fluctuations in circumstances and mood, and *discover your own inspired way to succeed.
Growing Spiritual Centers With Testimonials with Joe Schneider
Testimonials are the best way to inspire people to visit a CSL center and ultimately become members. Learn what makes a good testimonial, how to get them and how to effectively use them to build and grow your center. Great testimonials are also valuable to use in classes and Sunday lessons keeping people motivated and stimulated to change their thinking and change their lives.
How to Answer: “Why should I work with you?” with Arlene O’Reilly
Use the spiritual principle of Clarity to tell potential clients the awesome value folks get when they work with you. In marketing terms, this is called a Value Proposition & in this workshop, you’ll create the foundation for yours with simple worksheets & frameworks. Communicate a clear and believable answer to “Why you?” so you can reach more of the people you’re here to serve & also grow your business.
Living Inclusion! with Rev. Michele K. Synegal
Living inclusion is being consciously aware of the ways in which we can create and maintain welcoming environments for all who show up at our centers. It requires being cognizant of visible and invisible differences that might require additional effort on our parts to value, engage and appreciate all. Living Inclusion will provide examples of inclusive behaviors for several cohorts within our member communities and opportunities for strategy development to build more inclusive spiritual communities.
6:00PM – 7:00PM Mini-Gatherings
7:00PM – 8:00PM
LIVE Red Carpet Event from the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living.
8:00PM – 9:30PM
Closing General Session LIVE from the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
A Welcome from Southern California by Rev. Dr. Christian Sorenson
A Message by Rev. Nicole Von Atzingen
An Outlaw State of Mind
We come from a long line of outlaws, mental outlaws, those who have been stretching and tearing apart the doctrines and chains of thinking passed down for centuries. A Divine rebellion has been brewing and it’s time that we embrace it… my God shall be my strength.
A Message by Rev. Dr. Roger Teel
The Soul Guided Path
Are you bogged down in the life you’ve built to define yourself? Welcome to your transformational crossroads . . . the calling to release control, to embrace change, to honor a deeper guidance. The path of authentic purpose and power is beckoning to be lived!
Music Under the Direction of Gary Lynn Floyd
9:30PM – 11:00PM
Regional Community Reception (Seaside Center for Spiritual Living)