2022 National Conference Schedule


*Note: Start and end times are set, other times may change. Final schedule available in September.

FRIDAY, October 28

1:15 – 3:00 p.m. Registration opens
                          Shinn Center, lower level

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Showcase Lipscomb University
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Welcome, Introductions, and Lipscomb University Gospel Choir
                          Shinn Center, upper level

3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Opening Plenary Address
                          Eddie Glaude, Princeton University
                          Shinn Center, upper level

5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Small Discussion Groups around Eddie Glaude lecture
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Reception, dinner, awards
                          Shinn Center, upper level

8:00 p.m. Vespers: Schrader Lane Church of Christ Chorus

SATURDAY, October 29

7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at hotels
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Registration
                           Shinn Center, lower level

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Second Plenary Address
                            Tabatha Jones Jolivet, Azusa Pacific University
                            Shinn Center, upper level

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Third Plenary Address
                             Forrest E. Harris, Sr., President, American Baptist College
                             Shinn Center, upper level

11:20 – 12:15 a.m. Small group discussions integrating all three plenary addresses
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon and announcements
1:30 p.m. Musical Performance: Calvin and Odessa Settles
3:00 p.m. Tour National Museum of African American Music
5:00 p.m. Night on the Town: Fifth and Broad, downtown Nashville

SUNDAY, October 30

7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast at hotels
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Mass at Hilton Hotel Green Hills
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Closing plenary, Hilton Green Hills Hotel

Noteworthy News

LFP Office Closed July 4-8

The LFP office will be closed July 4-8, and will reopen on Monday, July 11.

May LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for May 2022 is now available. Click here.

Registration is open for the 2022 National Conference

The 2022 National Conference, Implicit Racial Bias and the Academy, will be held October 28-30 at Lipscomb University. Registration is now open. Click here for more information and to register.

Registration is open for the 2022 Workshop for Senior Administrators

The 2022 Workshop for Senior Administrators, Fostering Belonging: Renewing the Conversation about Race and Mission, will be held October 27-28 at Lipscomb University. Registration is now open. Click here for more information and to register.

Announcing the 2023-2025 Lilly Faculty Fellows Program

We are pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2023-2025 Lilly Faculty Fellows Program for mid-career faculty leaders across all disciplines to engage the intersections of Christian thought and practice with the academic vocation. Click here for more information and to apply.

Vatican II and Higher Education: Leading Forward

Sacred Heart University will host a regional conference on October 13-15, 2022 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Vatican II and the University's founding. For more information including a call for papers, click here.

Grove City College Regional Conference Postponed to 2023

Grove City College's regional conference entitled "Christianity and Core Texts at Global/Cultural Crossroads" will now take place in spring 2023. For more information, click here.

Announcing the winner of the 2021 LFP Book Award

We are pleased to announce that On Christian Teaching: Practicing Faith in the Classroom by David I. Smith has won the 2021 LFP Book Award. For more information and to see the five finalists, click here.

Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.

New edition of Leading Lives that Matter released

In their second edition of Leading Lives That Matter, editors Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass compile a wide range of texts—from ancient and contemporary literature, social commentary, and philosophy—related to questions of vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become. Leading Lives that Matter has been an important text in many of our fellowship and grant programs, and it contains excellent resources. Click here for more information and an excerpt.