The Beauty of Vulnerable Sharing: Telling Our Stories in Church Settings

Fri 10AM | Convo Hall 8
Fri 4 PM | Convo Hall 2

Mark Acker

This workshop will offer ways for the power of vulnerable sharing to impact the life and energy of groups at church and beyond. This process is applicable in traditional and contemporary churches, in all kinds of groups (like choirs, committees and in retreat settings), and with all ages, particularly youth and adults. The workshop will offer practical suggestions for this process, and a few participants will have the opportunity to share their story. Vulnerable sharing is life-changing for everyone!

Mark Acker

Mark began his work at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Hendersonville, NC in January of 2016. His primary roles include leading the choir, serving as a pastoral presence to members of the choir and church, playing the organ, preaching, and working with various groups and work areas in the church. Prior to coming to First Congregational, Mark served for 26 years as Director of Music, Worship and the Arts at two churches in Nashville, Tennessee: first at Brentwood United Methodist Church and later at Belle Meade United Methodist. Mark also served at St. James United Methodist Church and Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, both in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is the author of “The Passion Driven Youth Choir.” Mark’s passion now lies in helping the choir and the music of First Congregational to be a light in which all people – young and old, rich and poor, gay and straight – find inspiration, joy, community, and meaning.

396 The Beauty of Vulnerable Sharing

Session #396