Teach us to number our days: Reconciling the finite with the infinite

How can the infinite inform our finite lives?  Being established in the academy requires an often obsessive focus on making a name for ourselves. This can absorb our lives and leave us worn out, anxious and empty.  The scriptures charge us to number our days and exercise a kind of wisdom informed by our finitude, leading to a fuller experience of life and purpose as we depend on the One who will “establish the work of our hands”(Ps. 90). 
Join with Christian faculty from around the region August 6-9, 2020 at the University of Rhode Island as Columbia Physician and Ethicist, Dr. Lydia Dugdale and Yale Architect Dr. Kyle Dugdale help us reconsider death with the wisdom from the scriptures that can transform how we live each day, particularly in our calling as faculty to love our university. Visit the Program page to learn more about our guest speakers.

Welcoming Faculty, Families, Singles and Couples

Faculty of all ages and life stages are invited to join us for what promises to be an encouraging and thought-provoking conference. As a “family-friendly” conference, our content is designed to connect with both faculty and faculty spouses. All adults are invited to attend all of the conference sessions. Christ-centered programming and recreation is provided for children ages 4-15 and childcare is available for children under 4. It is our prayer that everyone will leave the week refreshed and empowered by the Holy Spirit, and ready to faithfully navigate a new academic year!

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Looking for a seaside play day? Need a prayer retreat day?

This year we are offering two different day-ahead options on Thursday, August 6. Plan your arrival for Wednesday evening, August 5, so you’re ready Thursday morning for either a guided prayer retreat at URI or an adventure day in Newport, RI. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a day of recreation and rest before the conference officially begins.

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We hope to see you there!

Ashley Byrd
InterVarsity's Graduate & Faculty Ministries
Northeast Faculty Conference Director

Kathy Cooper
InterVarsity's Graduate & Faculty Ministries
Regional Director, GFM Northeast Region



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