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Monday, March 4, 2019

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5:00pm - 6:45pM (PST)

Opening General Session LIVE from the Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living, Canada


  • A Welcome from Canada by Rev. Dr. Pat Campbell

  • Welcome to VISTA 2019 by Rev. Josh Reeves

  • A Message by Rev. Staci Hylton

    • Moving from FO to JO and Not Missing a Thing!

      This talk is designed to express how we can use fear, doubt, worry, and not enoughness to propel ourselves forward into a new adventure and perhaps our true nature of joy.  The secret is Knowing When to Hold Em and Knowing When to Fold em. It is no surprise that Las Vegas is where Rev Staci Hylton learned this life altering lesson.

  • A Message by Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon

    • 5 Commandments for a New Way of Being

      It appears that there is a new age being birthed throughout the world.  This requires a new way of being and a heightened responsibility if we choose to help direct the future rather than be directed by others. Dr. Kenn will touch on 5 ways of being that we could choose to embrace to help facilitate a smoother evolution.

  • Music Under the Direction of Amy Bishop

6:30pm - 8:00pm (PST)

Regional Community Reception (Calgary Centre for Spiritual Living)

Following the session, for those attending in person, we invite you to join us for a community reception at the centre!


Tuesday, March 5, 2019

9:00am - 1:00pm (PST)

2019 Centers for Spiritual Living Business Meeting LIVE from Denver, CO


  • Presider: Tracy Brown, RScP (Leadership Council Chair) & Steve Burton (Executive Director)

  • Updates from the Executive Team of the Leadership Council

2:00pm (PST)

Voting opens for all delegates.

3:00pm - 3:30pm (PST)

Centers for Spiritual Living Global Services Update

Join Rev Mark Gilbert, Rev Pattie Mercado and Rev Ogla Silva as they provide an update on what is going on around the world with the Science of Mind.  Hear about where our global communities are, what they are doing and how you can support them.  Also find out about the exciting things happening in support of our global growth, including a number of new Ernest Holmes books in other languages and other non-English materials.

3:30pm - 4:00pm (PST)

Spiritual Motivated Social Engagement Presentation and Conversation Presented by the SMSE Committee.

Spiritually Motivated Social Engagement is a hot topic in CSL and among many of our community members. Our time starts with a 10 minute presentation covering 1) our purpose and mission and how we support our Spiritual Leader, Dr Kenn Gordon, 2) Topics we’ve addressed through statements grounded in Science of Mind Principles, 3) Workshops and presentations we’ve offered and 4) our endorsement of the AGNT SUM program. In addition, we will spend a few minutes showing you where to find all the statements and presentations on the SMSE Google Drive for use in your communities.  That will leave 20 minutes for Q&A and conversation regarding spiritually motivated social engagement in your community and how we can more fully support you.

4:00pm - 4:30pm (PST)

What's Exciting and NEW for YOU at the Science of Mind Archives!

Your One Stop Online SOM Resource Center

Join the Archives for this engaging session:  

  • Get the inside scoop on our new website--filled with treasures to make your talks and classes more engaging and interesting  

  • Learn about Dr. Marilyn Leo's newest book, Chronicles of Religious Science Volume 2 covering the years 1960-2012 (many of you are in this book--creating history!)

  • And more!

5:00pm - 10:00pm (PST)

An Evening with New Thought Music: Unplugged Concert Series

Hear from some of your favorite musicians and experience some new voices through a series of 20-minute intimate concerts from around the globe!


5:20PM - 5:40PM (PST) : SKY NELSON

5:40PM - 6:00PM (PST) : KIT HOLMES

6:00PM - 6:20PM (PST) : Dennis Bryan

6:20PM - 8:00PM (PST) : BREAK

8:00PM- 10:00PM (PST) : Floyd-Lula


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am (PST)

Workshops: Session I

Music and Message - Dropping From the Brain Into the Heart with Dr. Karen Drucker

The combination of a great talk combined with music that brings that message home can be the difference between a good talk and one that leaves the listener transformed. In this interactive workshop, musician and speaker Dr. Karen Drucker guides participants to look at how music can enhance the talk but also the entire church service.

Strategic Plan Basic for Spiritual Communities with Rev. Sonia Byrne

Organizations will put off completing a Strategic Plan for years, thinking it’s too complicated and lengthy. It doesn’t have to be. Learn how to create a basic Strategic Plan for your community to support clarity,  focus and intentional goal-setting for your team.

Prosperous Leadership through Action and Awareness with Rev. Karen Russo, MBA

Rev. Karen Russo, MBA, shares spiritual principles and teaches practical tools to help you and your community embody a holistic approach to wealth.  You’ll craft a fresh Money Purpose statement to guide you.  And you’ll learn 2 weekly practices, Money Monday and Faithful Friday, to keep you focused and faithful in your prosperous living.

1:00pm - 2:30pM (PST)

Workshops Session II

Bringing Spirit Home – Science of Mind for Families with Stacy Butters

Answer the questions, “What spiritual things can I do at home with my children?” and “How do I use Science of Mind principles with my kids?” Lots of ideas for those with elementary age and younger children in their life at home, through extended family, or at your center.  Learn about prayers, practices, books, music, apps and more.

How to be an Effective Leader in your Ministerial Role with Rev. Jill Brocklehurst-Booth

Leading a team is not easy, not a part of our training as ministers, and yet, it is one of the foundational skills in creating a solid spiritual community. Without training, we rely on natural abilities, chance and prayer. What we know about prayer is that there is an action step, and yes, we can learn to become not good, but GREAT leaders. Let me show you how.

Removing Barriers to Build the Flow of Prosperity with Dr. Tom Melzoni and Rev. Sanford D. Coon

Whether in the minds of individuals or Centers, fear of lack is destructive. Creating a culture of radical generosity is both a challenge and a joyous opportunity. When a Center struggles for financial freedom, it is impossible for members to believe in or trust a principle of prosperity. Understanding and implementing proven procedures for sound management as a teaching model is essential to build confidence that demonstrates the availability of abundance.

Virtual and Viral: Social Media That Works with Rev. Dr. David Goldberg & Julie Mierau

Participants will learn the details of creating posts and memes that gain traction through responses, comments and reposts and what it means to have a post or meme “go viral.” We will also explore Facebook live based on three years of experience and hundreds of thousands of “views” and “shares” among other topics of interest.

2:00pm (PST)

Voting closes for all delegates.

4:00pm - 5:00pM (PST)

Regional Community Reception (Center for Spiritual Living Atlanta)

5:00pm - 6:30pm (PST)

Evening General Session LIVE from the Center for Spiritual Living Atlanta!


  • A Welcome from Atlanta by Rev. Dr. David Ault

  • A Message from the CSL Events Team by Rev. Sunshine Daye

  • A Message by Rev. Dr. Raymont Anderson

    • My Piece of Sky

      Often we look up at the sky and simply see our piece of it, forgetting that the same sky I look up at is the same sky that everyone looks up at! Though the particular vantage points may vary, there are not different skies, there is only One. In a similar manner, there is only One Mind, God, Spirit, that can be seen, experienced, and connected to from as many vantage points as there are incarnations of this One Power. What happens to our practical spirituality when we approach it from the realization that as I set fireworks into the night sky, someone many miles away sees the lights and is moved? When I consciously move in the direction of my evolution, shifting of my consciousness, my awareness, and alignment not just with God but AS The Thing ItSelf, oh imagine how brightly the night skies then become!

  • A Message by Tracy Brown, RScP

    • One Sky, Many Stars!

      There is no accident that even though we are all human, we have each been individually designed. Do you use your spiritual practices to invigorate your uniqueness? Marilyn Monroe said, “We are all of us stars and we deserve to twinkle!” Tracy will remind you to polish your star and shine so brightly that the legacy you leave, simply by being yourself, can never be forgotten.  We can all  follow in the steps of Sojourner Truth who declared: “I am not going to die; I’m going home like a shooting star!”

  • Music Under the Direction of Penelope Williams Rev.


Thursday, March 7, 2019

10:00am - 11:30am (PST)

Workshops Session III

Conscious Leadership 101, Building Powerful Community Leaders that Thrive with Rev. Kimjera Whittington
This workshop will include real life situational exploration around leading consciously at our centers.  Participants will explore their personal belief systems and internal biases that impact how they lead and show-up within their centers, boards and for their congregations. They will learn powerful tools and techniques to support their personal growth and development to lead others in a way that increases volunteer engagement and transforms their volunteer teams.

OmmaySing Me Clubs: Teacher Training Programs Instilled with Science of Mind Principles for Children 2 - 14 Years with Laura Topper

OmmaySing Me is all about lovefullness and inner confidence and embraces positive singing, stretching, body breathwork, creativity, meditation, music, colouring, positive thinking, movement, games and most of all FUN ! OmmaySing Me inspires children to know themselves as love, to accept themselves and others fully and to live from the overflow awareness of inner peace, compassion and kindness.  

Note: Participants for this workshop should plan to have with them colored felt pens, crayons, drawing paper and any musical instruments/percussion with them.

Building Community through Online Education with Rev. Nicole Merges & Rev. Sunday Cote

In our time together, we will explore tools, skills and ideas to enhance online education potential in your community. Participants will leave with several ideas to design, plan and/or enhance their online education offerings. Anyone curious about how to start or advance their online program will find this workshop beneficial.

Does Science of Mind Foundation have $25,000 for Your Community? with the Science of Mind Foundation

The Science of Mind Foundation’s Centers Endowment Matching Funds Program is a reality with eight endowments already created including matching funds from the Foundation.  Your Center can be one of the pioneers in this program.Learn how the spiritual principles of Good Stewardship and Integrity will build trust within your spiritual community and how your vision can lead to the creation of your own significant endowment fund.

1:00pm - 2:30pm (PST)

Workshops Session IV:

Wildly Succeeding in Your Life’s Work! with Tama Kieves

You have a calling within, an expression of infinite talent, stamina, and love.  This is not a path of force, but of savvy direction. Through exercises and interactive breakout sessions, let Tama Kieves, bestselling author and visionary career/success coach show you how to: *choose your true passion *consistently draw people and resources to you, *stand out, *leverage fluctuations in circumstances and mood, and *discover your own inspired way to succeed.

Growing Spiritual Centers With Testimonials with Joe Schneider

Testimonials are the best way to inspire people to visit a CSL center and ultimately become members. Learn what makes a good testimonial, how to get them and how to effectively use them to build and grow your center. Great testimonials are also valuable to use in classes and Sunday lessons keeping people motivated and stimulated to change their thinking and change their lives.  

How to Answer: “Why should I work with you?” with Arlene O’Reilly

Use the spiritual principle of Clarity to tell potential clients the awesome value folks get when they work with you. In marketing terms, this is called a Value Proposition & in this workshop you’ll create the foundation for yours with simple worksheets & frameworks. Communicate a clear and believable answer to “Why you?” so you can reach more of the people you’re here to serve & also grow your business.  

Living Inclusion! with Rev. Michele K. Synegal

Living inclusion is being consciously aware of the ways in which we can create and maintain welcoming environments for all who show up at our centers. It requires being cognizant of visible and invisible differences that might require additional effort on our parts to value, engage and appreciate all. Living Inclusion will provide examples of inclusive behaviors for several cohorts within our member communities and opportunities for strategy development to build more inclusive spiritual communities.

3:00PM - 4:00PM (PST)


  • Ministers

  • Practitioners

  • Members

  • Musicians

4:00PM - 5:00pm (PST)

LIVE Red Carpet Event from the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living

5:00PM - 6:30PM (PST)

Closing General Session LIVE from the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living


  • A Welcome from Southern California by Rev. Dr. Christian Sorenson

  • A Message by Rev. Nicole Von Atzingen

    • An Outlaw State of Mind

      We come from a long line of outlaws, mental outlaws, those who have been stretching and tearing apart the doctrines and chains of thinking passed down for centuries. A Divine rebellion has been brewing and it's time that we embrace it... my God shall be my strength.

  • A Message by Rev. Dr. Roger Teel

    • The Soul Guided Path

      Are you bogged down in the life you’ve built to define yourself? Welcome to your transformational crossroads . . . the calling to release control, to embrace change, to honor a deeper guidance. The path of authentic purpose and power is beckoning to be lived!

  • Music Under the Direction of Gary Lynn Floyd

6:30PM - 8:00PM (PST)

Regional Community Reception (Seaside Center for Spiritual Living)