FAQs

Co-Creation 2014 Frequently Asked Questions

What is Co-Creation 2014?

Co-Creation 2014 is a three-day conference May 1-3, 2014 featuring three cutting-edge speakers and writers on contemporary Christian spirituality: Cynthia Bourgeault; Phyllis Tickle and Jon Wortmann
Co-Creation 2014, held on the campus of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and First Presbyterian Church, invites people to walk the labyrinth; engage in meaningful conversation; tell stories of co-creation; meditate in the specially designed 24-7 Prayer Room and experience Taize singing and chanting.

Who might benefit from coming to Co-Creation 2014?

We welcome all who are curious about how our faith and our spiritual life impacts who we are and what we do in the world. At our last Co-Creation 2012 gathering, we had:

  • ministers and lay people who defined themselves as open to emerging approaches in contemporary spirituality and the impact this might have on church initiatives;
  • Young adults interested in emerging “second wave” leadership in civic, social and global setting as they hold questions about next steps in their professional and personal lives;
  • nonprofit leaders looking for another way to lead their organizations into a new future;
  • business leaders who were trying to connect the intelligence of their hearts to the work before them; and
  • artists who wanted to be with others who were interested in creativity.

 

When is it?

May 1-3, 2014 The pre-conference session with the Rev. Jon Wortmann is Thursday, May 1st from 10AM until 3PM; The conference, with the Rev. Dr. Bourgeault and Phyllis Tickle, begins Thursday May 1st at 7 pm and runs through Saturday late afternoon.

Who?

The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro in collaboration with Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and First Presbyterian Church on Greene Street in Greensboro, North Carolina have invited theologians, musicians, and nonprofits to come together to explore transformative leadership to help shape our future in accordance with God’s dream.
The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro, now in its twenty-third year, offers classes in various aspects of servant leadership, spiritual practice retreats, special conferences and other resources to facilitate the development of servant leaders. The school invites participants to a deeper relationship with God and with others in community, through exploring both an inward journey of personal transformation and an outward journey of sacred service.  For more information visit the School’s website: www.servantleadergreensboro.com

Where?

We will be in the 600-700 block of North Greene Street in downtown Greensboro—a block shared by three historic Fisher Park congregations

Why?

We recognize that our culture is in the midst of change and some would say that our current leadership has collectively created results that nobody wants. We will gather together at Co-Creation 2014 to explore and nurture servant leadership that has the potential to bring renewal to our places of worship, workplaces, homes and communities.
We will spend time together in an atmosphere of co-creation creativity in order to tap into our collective wisdom to meet the challenges of our times in a more faithful, conscious, and compassionate manner.

What is the History?

Two servant leadership nonprofits, The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro and The Bennett J. Sims Institute for Servant Leadership, have combined their capacities, resources and vision in order to develop servant leaders. With the intellectual wisdom of Bennett J. Sims, former Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta and the twenty-three year old curriculum development of The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro, Co-Creation 2014 embraces and transcends the deep contributions of both organizations.

What are the Co-Creation 2014 Conference Fees?

Two day registration (for both Friday and Saturday): $129 by April 1st; $149 after April 1st.
Pre-conference workshop: $69 by April 1st; $79 after April 1st.
Pre-Conference Workshop and Conference: $193 by April 1st; $225 after April 1st
1 Day Conference Pass (either Friday or Saturday only): $69 by April 1st; $79 after April 1st.

Please Note: A $10 charge is deducted from any refund for cancellations after the conference begins.

Seven Quick Questions (and Answers) on Co-Creation 2014

Why is the church hosting Co-Creation?
The church (Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and First Presbyterian Church) and The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro hold that we are all called to be God’s healing Presence in our world—we are all called to be servant leaders or co-creators of a new loving future where all are welcomed and all respected.

Why are the speakers who are coming invited?
All three speakers are brilliant and at the “cutting edge” of contemporary spirituality. They bring together the wisdom of our Christian faith tradition and also contemporary and very old spiritual practices that help us usher in the Kingdom of God.

What is the hope and goal of Co-Creation?
We hope to provide a sacred space for meaningful conversations about how, as people of faith, we can co-create the world with God, and one another seeking both soul justice and social justice.

Why should people come?
We think people will be inspired by not only the speakers but by others who tell their stories of co-creation and where God is active in this world. We will have a 24-7 Prayer Space; a Story Lounge; a celebration of World Labyrinth Day with live music and lots of good food.

What's different about it?
Co-Creation provides sacred space which invites challenging ideas and deep reflection with places for inner work and other spaces for outer expression (open mic!).

Why is it important to one's spiritual development?
Folks who are open to new ideas and new ways of being with God and one another will appreciate this time together.

What can people expect?
Serious fun and deep connections and love—yes, love will be present at Co-Creation 2014.
 

Does the conference provide food?

We provide simple meals in the Haywood Duke Room at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and also have listed below other places to eat within a short walking distance:

Breakfasts available Friday and Saturday for $5, 7:30am-9am (egg casserole, biscuits, sausage, yogurt, fruit, juice, teas, and coffee)

Lunches available Friday and Saturday for $5, 12 to 1:30pm Simple soup and salad bar. There are many places to take your lunch and eat, either inside or outside.

Dinner available Thursday at 5:30pm and Friday at 6pm for $10, 6 to 7:30pm (salad, vegetables, choice of meat, dessert, coffee, tea or water) Beer and wine are available for $5.

Reception on Friday evening at 5:30pm for all conference participants in Haywood Duke Room.

What other restaurants or food options are close to the conference?

Haywood Duke Room at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is available for breakfast ($3.00), lunch ($5.00) and dinner ($7.00) from Thursday dinner through lunch on Saturday.

We will have several food trucks on 607 N. Greene Street for lunches and Friday dinner.

Other places around campus to eat include:

Fishers Bar and Grill
608 North Elm, Greensboro, NC, 27401 / Map It
(336) 333-3077
Cuisine: American, sandwiches, burgers, salads

Smith Street Diner 
438 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro, NC, 27401 / Map It
(336) 379-8666
Hours: Sun 6:30 am - 2:30 pm, Tue - Sat 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Breakfast
Good For: Kid-Friendly, Casual Dining, Open Early, Lunch, Breakfast

Acropolis Restaurant 
416 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC, 27401 / Map It
(336) 273-3306
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Desserts
Good For: Casual Dining, Bar/Lounge, Live Entertainment, Vegetarian Choices, Healthy Options, Dinner, Lunch

Zaytoon Mediterranean Cafe 
301 N. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC, 27401 / Map It
(336) 373-0211 / Website / Facebook
Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: Desserts, Mediterranean
Good For: Casual Dining, Wi-Fi Accessible, Healthy Options, Vegetarian Choices, Brunch, Lunch

Deep Roots Co-Op Grocery Store
600 N. Eugene Street, Greensboro, NC / Map It
(336) 292-9216
Hours: 7:30am-9pm
Organic, vegetarian, cater to those with food allergies, hot and cold organic salad bar grab and go cooler

Natty Greene's Pub & Brewing Co. 
345 S. Elm Street, Greensboro, NC, 27401 / Map It
(336) 274-1373 / Website / Facebook / Twitter
Cuisine: American
Good For: Kid-Friendly, Outdoor Dining, Pubs, Casual Dining, Bar/Lounge, Wi-Fi Accessible, Private Room Available, Vegetarian Choices, Healthy Options, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch

Where is the Sacred Garden Bookstore and what are its hours?

The bookstore is located on Fisher Street past Holy Trinity Church at the corner of Fisher and Simpson St. From the Life Center entrance, walk towards Holy Trinity, turn right on Fisher St. and it is at the end of the first block. The bookstore will have the speakers main books as well as other authors used in the curriculum of The Servant Leadership School of Greensboro

Bookstore hours during the conference: 8:30a.m. to 5:30 p.m.—Café Space opened during the evening hours.

Is there lodging close to the conference?

Greensboro Marriott Downtown (a few blocks—walking distance-- from the Co-Creation Conference)
304 N. Greene Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
Limited Number of Rooms Reserved-Cut off date for special rate of $119. /night is April 1st, 2014
They accept American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard and Visa
Call 336-379-8000 or 800-228-9290

The Battleground Inn (2.5 miles from the reception site, $99/night)
A good value option--they offer a AAA discount and included continental breakfast!
(336) 272-4737 | Website)

The Hampton Inn & Suites Greensboro/Coliseum Area (5 miles from the reception site, $110/night)
Right off of I-40 but still close to the downtown area.
(336) 553-1818 | Website

The O. Henry Hotel
(2.5 miles from the reception site, $250/night) and its eco-friendly sister-hotel, the Proximity (2.5 miles from the reception site, $250/night) are Greensboro's four-star luxury hotels (fun fact: President Obama stayed at the Proximity while campaigning in 2011!)
(336) 379-8200 | Website

Ask for special rate with Servant Leadership School Block

What are some details on directions to the conference and other transportation possibilities?

TRAVEL BY CAR:

From the Raleigh/Durham Area (and points east of Greensboro)

Travel west/south on I-40 W/I-85 S.
Remain on I-40/Business I-85 as you approach Greensboro.
Take exit 37 off of I-40 and head North on S. Elm/ Eugene Street.
The road becomes just Eugene Street – follow it through downtown.
Turn right onto Smith Street.
Turn left onto Greene Street.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is on the left.
Parking is available across from, beside and behind the building.

From Winston-Salem (and points west of Greensboro) 

Travel east on I-40 E.
Stay to the right at the intersection with the Greensboro Urban Loop & take Business 40 through Greensboro
Take exit #218 (Highway 220 N. / Freeman Mill Road ) – travel north.
Highway 220 N. becomes Freeman Mill Road as you near downtown.
Turn right onto Market Street – travel east toward downtown.
Turn left onto Eugene Street.
Turn right onto Smith Street.
Turn left onto Greene Street.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is on the left.
Parking is available across from, beside and behind the building.

From Charlotte area (and points south of Greensboro)

Travel north on I-85 N.
Take exit #122-B (Highway 220 N.) – travel north.
Highway 220 N. becomes Freeman Mill Road as you near downtown.
Turn right onto Market Street – travel east toward downtown.
Turn left onto Eugene Street.
Turn right onto Smith Street.
Turn left onto Greene Street.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is on the left.
Parking is available across from, beside and behind the building.

From Martinsville (and points north of Greensboro)

Travel south on US 220 S, following signs to Greensboro.
US 220 South becomes Battleground Avenue – continue straight.
Stay left on Battleground after crossing Cornwallis Street.
Battleground/US 220 S becomes Smith Street – continue straight.
Turn left onto Greene Street.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is on the left.
Parking is available across from, beside and behind the building.

Directions from Piedmont Triad International Airport 

Take Bryan Blvd from the Airport. This will direct you toward Greensboro. (Follow about 8 - 10 miles)
Bryan Blvd. becomes Benjamin Parkway and then merges into Smith Street.
Turn left onto Greene Street.
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is on the left.
Parking is available across from, beside and behind the building.

TRAVEL BY PLANE:

There are 3 airports which serve the Greensboro area:
Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) is the closest, approximately 10 to 20 minutes from downtown. At the airport, one may catch a taxi through FlyPTI (336-668-9808) to area hotels ($36 for the Downtown Marriott). If you rent a car, follow the directions to the event site from the airport.
Raleigh Durham Airport (RDU) is 60 to 90 minutes from downtown Greensboro. One can sometimes get cheaper flights into this airport. If you rent a car from there, follow the directions to the event site from the Raleigh/Durham area.
Charlotte Douglas Airport (CLT) is 90 minutes from downtown Greensboro. One can sometimes get cheaper flights into this airport. If you rent a car from there, follow the directions to the event site from the Charlotte area.


TRAVEL BY TRAIN:

The Greensboro Amtrak train and bus station is a 15-minute walk from the event site. Go to the Amtrack website for information on tickets to the Greensboro area.


For More Information or to Register or to see a Schedule of the Conference:
www.servleader.org or call 336-544-1225