2018 Spiritual Living Convention Schedule

*Schedule subject to change without notice. 


5:00pm - 6:00pm    Convention 101 - First Time Attendee Meeting 

7:00pm - 9:00pm    Opening General Session: Emerging Leadership

We are Centers for Spiritual Living and we are "emerging leaders" in our communities and in the world.  During this session we will celebrate what is emerging as our spiritual convention and for the future of our organization. We will hear from emerging leaders in Centers for Spiritual Living about what calls them to leadership and their vision for the future of our movement. Our featured speakers will be Rev. Abigail Schairer, Rev. Masando Hiraoka, and Rev. Brian Akers.

9:00pm - 10:00pm  Fireside Evening  


7:00am - 10:00pm   Prayer Room Open

7:00am - 10:00pm   Body Work Room Open

8:00am - 8:45am     Morning Spiritual Practices

9:30am - 11:30am    Morning General Session

This General Session will feature a State of the Organization by Leadership Council Chair, Tracy Brown, RScP. In addition, we will continue to celebrate our global work with a special talk in Spanish from Dr. Rebecca Pena about how Science of Mind is growing in Mexico and the impact on the community from it.

11:30am - 1:30pm    Lunch Break (On Own)

1:30pm - 4:30pm     Centers for Spiritual Living Business Meeting

4:30pm - 7:00pm     Dinner Break (On Own) 

7:00pm - 9:00pm     Special Evening Concert with Rickie Byars


7:00am - 10:00pm   Prayer Room Open

7:00am - 10:00pm   Body Work Room Open

8:00am - 8:45am     Morning Spiritual Practices

9:30am - 11:30pm   General Session: You Are the Messenger with Rev. Cynthia James

Centers for Spiritual Living has a powerful message that is much needed today. We must model the message. Self-care is a spiritual practice and is essential for transformational leaders. Rev. Cynthia will guide us through a journey of self-discovery and our relationship to authentic self-care.

11:30am - 1:30pm   Lunch Break (On Own)

1:30pm - 2:45pm    Workshop Session I

Undoing Implicit Bias with Rev. Michele K. Senegal, MCS

Our implicit biases unknowingly preclude us from creating and maintaining an atmosphere of inclusivity within Centers for Spiritual Living at all levels. To truly inculcate “oneness” we must identify, then uproot any assumptions, feelings and attitudes about people based on characteristics that in any way make us separate.

Creating the Beloved Community with Dr. Jim Lockard

This workshop is designed to provide guidance in bringing local spiritual communities into a place of spiritual integrity to allow effective participation in the world around them. Based on Dr. Martin Luther King’s concept of The Beloved Community, the workshop will provide principles for developing inner integrity and an interactive process to put them into practice.

The OhMyGod Practice with Rev. Dr. Melissa Phillippe & Rev. Z. Egoff

Join us for an experiential introduction to our powerful OhMyGod Practice. This technique will support you in 1. Transcending your current challenges, 2. Gaining a greater appreciation for current good, and 3. Opening to greater good in the future. You’ll leave this workshop with all the tools you need to put this practice into action – and change your life and community for the better!

Not Your Parent's Church - Redefining Church for the Next Generation with Michelle Scavetta, RScP

A new paradigm of church is being birthed to serve and support the next generation of congregants including Generation X, Millenials, and beyond. Is your church/center prepared to make that shift or are you attached to the old paradigm of traditional church? Join Michelle in this workshop as she helps identify the needs, desires and trends that will attract the next generation of congregants to your center and how being part of the shift can support the evolution of your center. 

2:45pm - 3:15pm     Break

3:15pm - 4:30pm     Workshop Session II

Putting Self-Care into Practice with Rev. Cynthia James

After participating in Rev. Cynthia's General Session in the morning, join her for a deeper dive into the importance of putting Self-Care into Practice. In this session, participants will create a realistic action plan to support strengthening their mind/body connection, activate a health and well-being delivery system for the message they carry, and generate commitments for healthy transformational leadership. 

Moving in Spirit...from Physics to the Metaphysical with Beth Williams, RScP

Learn to consciously use optimal body mechanics and movement with corresponding spiritual principles to move through daily life with greater ease, strength, flexibility, balance and alignment.  In this fun and practical class, Beth Williams, RScP, P.T., combines her expertise as a physical therapist and a licensed prayer practitioner, as we explore the correlations of physical and spiritual laws. 

Bust Loose - Grow Your Center! with Rev. Karen Fry

Do you want a significant increase of people and for your center grow? Learn proven, successful ways to attract new people without having to spend a ton of money. You’ll also walk away with specifics things you can do to get them to stay.

Finding Your Spiritual Funny Bone! with Rev. Nadine Rogers & Rev. Amy Shukat

Where does your funny bone live and what activates it? Are you aware of using humor inappropriately at times, do others not laugh at things you think are funny? Come to terms with why you use humor and when your humor becomes a knee-jerk reaction. Become more spontaneous, imaginative, authentic and self-trusting in order to increase engagement, intimacy and inclusion with your students and congregants.

4:30pm - 7:00pm     Dinner Break (On Own)

7:00pm - 9:00pm     Keynote General Session

The Power of Alignment, A Created Future for Spiritual Living with Treya Klassen


7:00am - 10:00pm    Prayer Room Open

7:00am - 10:00pm    Body Work Room Open

8:00am - 8:45am     Morning Spiritual Practices

9:00am - 10:00am    Community Prayer Service

10:30am - 12:00pm  Mini-Gathering Meetings 

12:00pm - 1:30pm   Lunch Break (On Own)

1:30pm - 2:45pm     Workshop Session I

Emotional Intelligence and Manifestation with Rev. Dr. Judy Morley

This workshop will give participants a framework to understand the role their emotions play in their ability to manifest, teach, and lead.  Through interactive exercises, audience members will be given a context to understand their own emotional intelligence and specific strategies for individual growth.

Staying In Your Lane: Effectively Navigating Co-Ministry with Rev. Staci Hylton, Rev. Cheryl Bell, & Rev. Dan Gerome

In a time when churches, temples and Spiritual Centers are less and less attended, now is the time to combine our gifts and talents to diversify and maximize our ministries. As ministers, we have been under the impression that it is all ours to do, but what if we released that idea, focused on that which we love: our personal mission, and our vision as an organization. Co-Ministry could be the answer for those ministers that physically and/or energetically need a break, those thinking of retiring, and for those that are brand new that have not had the opportunity to develop their skills.

Conscious Leadership with Rev. Dr. David Alexander & Shelly Walker, LSP

Learn how to create a culture of Sacred Leadership in your community by moving from drama to Presence to Covenant. 

Facilitated Conversation on Spiritually Motivated Social Engagement with Rev. Sara Nichols, Dr. Petra Weldes, Dr. Kenn Gordon, Dr. Edward Viljoen, Dr. Kathy Hearn,  Dr. Jim Lockard, Rev. Glenn Swain, Rev. Karin Wilson, Rev Abigail Schairer, Rev. Andriette Earl

This workshop explores how we can speak about and respond to national and world events as Centers for Spiritual Living Communities from the principles of Science of Mind. The intention is to empower ministers, practitioners and community members in better responding to and communicating about current events within their own spiritual communities as well as in the larger community and globally. Three different forms of interaction and communication will be explored and experienced. 

Science of Mind Archives: Your One Stop Spiritual DIY Store with Kathy Mastroianni, RScP

The Science of Mind Archives and Library Foundation is here to be your “Spiritual Home Depot”—your source of Spiritual Truth at the click of a mouse.  Join us to learn about easy ways to access abundant treasures of SOM history and wisdom—in fun and interactive ways. 

2:45pm - 3:15pm     Break 

3:15pm - 4:30pm     Workshop Session II

Getting Published: The Basics of How to Get Your Book Into the World with Joel Fotinos

Isn’t it time to get your message into the world?  In GETTING PUBLISHED, led by publishing executive (and CSL minister) Joel Fotinos, you will learn what publishers look for in authors, as well as how to move forward with your publishing project.  Whether you have written a book or are thinking of writing one, this workshop will help you gain clarity and action steps to bring your wisdom to others, both within and beyond your Center.

Making It Count with Daniel Nahmod

Daniel Nahmod’s music is performed by thousands of soloists, choirs, music ministers, New Thought and other faith communities around the world. In this powerful and information-packed experiential session, Daniel will share (and sing to demonstrate) ten of the most impactful techniques he uses to make the most of every musical moment in a service. Discussion will include congregational songs, soloist performances, contributions from bands, singers and choir, sound systems, and more. Plus, this intimate experience of Daniel’s own music is sure to inspire, center and remind you of your calling and purpose at the convention, in your CSL community, and in humankind at this complicated and potential-filled moment in history. 

You're SO Invited! How the Create & Create and Facilitate Great Gatherings! with Rev. Dr. Michelle Medrano and Karin Lewis, RScP

A successful gathering is like a jigsaw puzzle. Discover all the different pieces and how to put them together in this fun workshop. You will walk away with ideas and practical tools and feel empowered to create your next workshop, event or gathering!

6:00pm - 7:00pm      Community Reception

7:00pm - 9:00pm      Awards Celebration Dinner Gala (Included in Registration)

The Dinner Gala will honor those receiving the annual awards and honorary doctorates for Centers for Spiritual Living. The evening will close with a powerful message from Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon

9:00pm - 10:30pm    After-Party on the Patio! 


9:00am - 2:00pm      Community Service Project (Optional - More Details to Come!)