The Apostolic Johannite Church is proud to present the eighteenth annual AJC Conclave – June 1-6 2017 in Denver, Colorado

Each year the people of the AJC, friends and family gather together to socialize, learn, build our skills and deepen our community. It is an amazing opportunity for spiritual growth and insight to modern Gnostic practice.

Conclave offers lectures, workshops and panel discussions selected to develop ministry skills, support the work of church leaders both lay and ordained and deepen and enrich the spiritual lives of attendees. Conclave is also rich in social time, time to eat, talk, pray and practice together. It’s like a retreat and a conference all rolled into one.

As always, we welcome you, no matter who you are or what your spiritual path, to join us for this unique week. You can come for all or part and participate as much or as little as you’d like. However you choose, we welcome you into our household.

The Dr. Juliana Eimer Memorial Lecture

This year, we would like to present to you a new annual Conclave lecture, in honour of a frequent, much loved and much missed Conclave presenter- The Dr. Juliana Eimer Memorial Lecture. For several years, the Rev. Subdeacon Juliana Eimer, Ph.D was an active presenter and participant at our Conclaves- speaking on a variety of topics, from female Saints to the nature of Divinity.

Her passing a mere months after our last Conclave was difficult for our community, and starting this year, the Apostolic Johannite Church has chosen to remember her work here with us through an annual lecture in her name.

For this inaugural year, the Apostolic Johannite Church has selected someone who experienced her love of knowledge, wisdom and Conclave better than anyone, Dr. William Behun, the Primate of the United States, her husband, as the inaugural speaker for the Dr. Juliana Eimer Memorial Lecture. He will be presenting on Hypatia of Alexandria

Featured Speaker

We are also continuing our tradition of bringing fine speakers from outside our community, with our featured speaker:

The Rev. Dr. John Spangler, Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Psychology of Religion, IlIff School of Theology to speak on Pastoral Care.

Dr. Spangler will be delivering two talks on the subject of Pastoral Care and Ministry on successive days during Conclave. 

Program of Conclave Lectures and Workshops

In addition to the Dr. Juliana Eimer Memorial Lecture and our featured speaker, we are also excited to bring you an engaging list of speakers and activities throughout the Conclave program:

Without further preamble- here are some of the talks and workshops we have at the time of this announcement:

  • The Order of the Temple and Saint John: An AJC Religious Order with the Patriarch of the Apostolic Johannite Church
  • The Sacrament of Unction with the Most Rev. Dr.. Wililam Behun, Primate of the United States
  • The Women of the Levitikon with the Most Rev. Dr. Timothy Mansfield, Bishop of New South Wales
  • Saint Symeon: This Poor Body is Christ also with the Most Rev. Dr. Timothy Mansfield, Bishop of New South Wales
  • The Passage of Time: Liturgical Expressions of Life Events with Monsignor Scott Rassbach
  • Archetypes of the Warrior-Priest with the Very Rev. Bray Weaver
  • Midwife of Souls: Hospice Chaplaincy with the Very Rev. Bray Weaver
  • Gnostic Ascent with the Very Rev. Tony Silvia
  • Silence: the Healing Art of Shutting the Hell Up with Father Joseph McCauslin
  • Ministry and the Law With Father John DiGilio

Costs and Registration

Lodging is not included and is the responsibility of the attendee.

$300 Full Registration includes All Activities and Eight Meals:

Thursday: Dinner
Friday: All Activities, Lunch and Dinner
Saturday: All Activities and Lunch.  Dinner excursion at own cost
Sunday: All Lectures, Workshops, and Dinner
Monday: All Activities, Lunch and Dinner
Tuesday: All Activities, Lunch

$185 Three-Day Package (Friday to Sunday or Saturday to Monday) includes All Activities and Four Meals

Friday: All Activities, Lunch and Dinner
Saturday: All Activities and Lunch.  Dinner excursion at own cost
Sunday: All Lectures, Workshops, and Dinner

or

Saturday: All Activities and Lunch.  Dinner excursion at own cost
Sunday: All Lectures, Workshops, and Dinner
Monday: All Activities, Lunch and Supper

$65 Individual Per Day Registration (Includes activities and scheduled meals excepting Saturday Dinner)

Refund Policy

From Now until May 1st- 100% Refund
May 1st to 15th- 50% Refund
After May 15th- No Refund will be issued
Registration closes May 15th

We look forward to seeing you there and sharing your journey. Registration opens soon.