Hundreds of pastors in cross-racial/cross-cultural ministry from across the country will engage in learning and networking on May 7-9, 2018, as they gather at the Newark International Airport Marriott to attend Facing the Future 2018, The General Commission on Religion and Race's third national conference for clergy serving in cross-racial/cross-cultural appointments. Themed "In the Midst of the Storm," Facing the Future 2018 will be rooted in biblical and theological frameworks, and also feature peer-to-peer learning, deep self-reflection, and opportunities for self-initiated networking in a nurturing environment of affirmation.

Leaders from across the connection will lead worship, plenary sessions and workshops that will give participants opportunity for prayer and reflection, dialogue and learning, and relationship and capacity building. 1.25 CEU's will be offered for pastors wanting to use this conference as an opportunity for continuing education. Early registration is open until January 14, 2018 at the rates of $325 for a double occupancy room, $475 for a single occupancy room and $200 for commuters. Regular registration begins January 15 at the rates of $350/double, $495/single and $225/commuter.

To register for Facing the Future 2018, visit