Schedule

 

A Day in the Life at #AmplifyAtlanta

 

Friday

2:00 - 5:00 PM: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tour*

5:00 - 8:00 PM: Check - in & Welcome Dinner

8:30 PM: Welcome Keynote

9:00 PM: Session 1 - Comfortably uncomfortable

Saturday

8:00 - 8:30 AM: Morning Prayers

8:30 - 9:30 AM: Breakfast

9:30 - 11:00 AM: Session 2 - Apostolic: Then & Now

11:00 - 11:30 AM: Break

11:30 - 1:00 PM: Workshop 1

1:00 - 2:30 PM: Lunch

2:30 - 3:45 PM: Session 3 - Feeding your Discontentment

3:45 - 5:00 PM: Workshop 2

5:00 - 6:00 PM: Vesper Prayers

6:00 - 9:30 PM: Dinner* & Free Time

9:30 - 10:30 PM: Panel Discussion with Bishops

10:30 PM: Midnight Praises

Sunday

8:30 AM: Matins

9:00 - 11:30 AM: Divine Liturgy

11:30 - 12:30 PM: Brunch

12:30 - 2:00 PM: Session 5 - “I got this”

1:45 - 2:00 PM: Conclusion

2:00 PM: City Outing*

*Optional (not included in price)

SESSION BRIEFS

Comfortably Uncomfortable - Many people may pursue a relationship with God for a life of peace and joy. But Jesus mixed that message along with informing His disciples that there will be hardship and tribulation coming their way. How does a life of peace and heartache exist together in our world? I’m wanting to live a comfortable life with God, but He is asking me for something more. Comfort for me is doing what’s best for me, finding people that will love me and doing things that give me fulfillment. Why is that different than what my Heavenly Father wants for me?

Apostolic: Then & Now - Being discontent is me bursting my bubble of me just thinking of myself. Discontentment is the catalyst for me to run to God. My initial thought is to only think of myself and do what’s best for me. But God has called me to think and act beyond that. How do I do that? Why is the church necessary for that task? Subconsciously, many of us may look at the lives of early Christians and feel our lives can’t relate to them. We feel insufficient when we see the halos around them in their icons. The heroes of our church (saints and martyrs) had struggles just like we all do. The beauty of our church is we can meditate on their lives to empower us to be ‘apostolic’ in our lives and workplaces. From 2,000 years ago till now, it is the same Holy Spirit who is empowering and convicting us.

Feeding Your Discontentment - In the 5th century BC, there was a ’something’ that irked Nehemiah. He was not content on knowing his people are suffering. In addition to praying, Nehemiah took action in order to bring change. What is that ‘something’ that pulls at you? How do I know when I should pray or take action? The action that may be required will make me uncomfortable/discontent, but this may be where the Holy Spirit is leading me.

“I Got This” - I’m sure many of Moses’ family and friends would say he is not the best public speaker, but God asked him to confront the most powerful ruler in the world to free the Israelite’s from slavery. What made Moses successful in his calling is that he understood he was a vessel for God to work through. The distinction between stewardship and ownership is what brought Nehemiah and Moses success and the same can be for you and me.