The Speaker Series will serve to enrich the education and spiritual formation of the San Marino Community Church congregation, provide dynamic opportunities to engage with the local community, and convene a wider regional or national audience.
- SMCC will host an annual speaker series.
- The series will provide innovative learning for church members and those in the community, engaging in conversation and educational opportunities on the featured topics.
- Utilizing the recent technology investments, SMCC will also convene a wider regional or national audience.
- Speaker and topic selection will be determined by a committee.
- Topics will relate to pressing, sometimes controversial, cultural issues and questions of the day, but should be grounded in a desire for restoration and encouragement, promoting civil discourse, peace, and understanding.
- Residents will oversee the administrative responsibilities of coordinating the Speaker Series alongside other SMCC staff.
- Guest speakers will have strong name recognition and be respected experts in their field.
- Complementary events (e.g. workshops, panel discussions, podcast recordings) will be led by the Residents.
- The structure for the Speaker Series will be flexible from year-to-year in its offering of topics and convenience of scheduling for SMCC. (e.g. One large weekend conference or four smaller quarterly events.)