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How do we shepherd the flock in the search for economically healthy and socially just urban communities? What is the role of the local church in sustainable human development? Where do we find guidance for those facing unemployment and neighborhood displacement? Join us to explore how moral and economic clarity give direction in our mission to be true disciples, fostering effective charity, empowering our congregations and creating a context for urban flourishing.

City FAVS conference participants will envision a new framework for examining complex problems facing today’s city, built upon a foundation of theological and economic clarity. Participants will network with other catalysts in their community, ground discussion in continued emphasis on real world applications of Biblical principles, and develop leadership capacity through the resources offered for each session.

Conference attendance is by application only. This conference is ideal for pastors, lay leaders, and those working in urban communities.

Conference fees, meals, and lodging will be covered for accepted applicants. Travel scholarships are available. 

Conference Schedule

  1. Thursday, September 29th
  2. 5:15pm              Registration and Reception
  3. 6:00pm              Dinner                     
  4. 7:00pm             Opening Talk
  5. 8:00pm              Hospitality
  7. Friday, September 30th
  8. 8:00am             Breakfast
  9. 9:00am            Session 1
  10. 10:30am          Session 2
  11. 12:00pm           Lunch
  12. 2:00pm            Session 3
  13. 3:30 pm           Session 4                                                      
  14. 5:30pm             Dinner  
  15. 7:30pm            Session 5
  2. Saturday, October 1st
  3. 8:00am             Breakfast
  4. 9:00am            Session 6
  5. 10:30am          Session 7
  6. 11:45pm           Conference Wrap-Up & Conclusion
  7. 12:00pm           Grab-and-Go Lunch

Covid-19 Conference Information

  • This is an in-person program. Individuals not comfortable with meeting in-person should not apply to this program.
  • Should local or federal regulations change, Acton Institute staff will communicate next steps in a timely fashion.

Event Details

Start Date

End Date


Hyatt Regency Jersey City
Two Exchange Place
Jersey City, NJ 07302
United States


Full details will be provided to accepted participants.

Applications close at 11:59 PM on August 26, 2022. 

Dress for this conference is business casual. 


Conference fees, meals, and lodging will be covered for accepted applicants. Travel scholarships are available. 

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