April 14-16, 2016
St George’s Church
New York City

"There's too much confusion / I can't get no relief." - Bob Dylan
"The blessed will not care what angle they are regarded from / having nothing to hide." - W.H. Auden

Modern life is often described as a pressure cooker, full of impossible demands, both from others and ourselves. We feel the weight of expectation at the office and in the mirror, on the television and over the Internet, in romance and relationships, even at church. Who among us couldn't use some relief? Not just from expectation but from loneliness and grief, or simply from the need to justify our existence. Join us in New York this year as we explore how the Christian faith interacts with a world of never-enough.

We're still waiting to hear from a couple of potential speakers (sorry!), but we can tell you that the line-up for the "main stage" already includes theologian Ted Peters, sociologist Eric Klinenberg, musician Derek Webb, comedienne-priest Sarah Condon, wannabe gentleman farmer Ethan Richardson and blizzard enthusiast David Zahl. The breakouts are 90% finalized--click here to view the slate. Our chaplains this year will be The Rev. Dave Johnson and The Rev. Nancy Hanna. Watch this space for more details as they emerge.

Other Special Events include: A Mockingbird at the Movies panel, the first-ever Friday night Episco-Disco (courtesy of DJ JAZ), and a live taping of The Mockingcast in which Scott Jones sits down with Paul Zahl to talk about the 10th anniversary of Grace in Practice, among other things.

If the past eight years are anything to go by, it is sure to be a spirit-lifting (and mind-expanding) time, jam-packed with grace, laughter, and delicious food. We hope you can join us! Just be sure to pre-register ASAP, as space is limited. Please note that Earlybird registration expires on Feb 1st. We hope to announce the full schedule and program by the end of January.


If you plan on attending the conference, we ask that you pre-register beforehand. The earlybird rate is $100/person (as opposed to the full price of $150/person), which covers the entire event, meals and program. Seminarians and students receive an additional discount of $25. Earlybird is not available for those who want to attend only part of the event. All other pricing tiers will open on February 1st.

There are two ways to take advantage of the earlybird rate:

  1. Online, by filling out the form below (Names, Emails, Addresses and whether or not they’ll need childcare) and submitting payment via Paypal.
  2. Via post by sending a non-refundable check, payable to ‘Mockingbird Ministries’, along with the names of who will be attending to:

Mockingbird Ministries
100 West Jefferson St
Charlottesville, VA 22902

St George’s Church
209 E 16th St.
New York, NY
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Start Date: April 14, 2016
End Date: April 16, 2016

Start Time: 5:00 pm
End Time: 12:00 pm

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