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Two Authors to Speak at Renovare Movement Conference

September 02, 2000|CONNIE REGENER

Two internationally known authors, one a Quaker and the other a Southern Baptist, will share the spotlight Oct. 6 and 7 at the Renovare Conference, an ecumenical spirituality course at Lake Hills Church in Laguna Hills.

Richard Foster, author of six books including the best-selling "Celebration of Discipline," is founder of Renovare, which is Latin for "to renew." Dallas Willard is a professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California and has written several books, including "The Divine Conspiracy" and "The Spirit of the Disciplines."

The Renovare movement emphasizes spiritual growth in the six historic traditions of Christianity: contemplative, holiness, charismatic, social justice, evangelical and incarnational. Focusing on a balanced approach to spirituality, Renovare sessions incorporate practical training, worship, inspiration and growth.

Sponsoring churches for the fall conference, which is open to people of all faiths, are Cerritos Baptist, the Crystal Cathedral, Grace Lutheran of Huntington Beach, Irvine Presbyterian, Laguna Hills Evangelical Free, Mariners, Mission Hills Church, New Life Community of Artesia, Rolling Hills Covenant, Sierra Madre Congregational, St. Andrews by the Sea, The Holy Seed--Goo Luh Tuh Ki, Voyagers and the host congregation, which is Reformed Church of America.

The conference is offered in cooperation with Azusa Pacific University, Fuller Theological Seminary and Talbot School of Theology.

Registration can be completed online at or by contacting the host church at 23331 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, Calif. 92653, (949) 837-7729. Cost is $40 a person, $65 for a couple, $30 for a student. The registration fee includes lunch, a workbook and other literature. Child care will not be provided.

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