IGNITE THE SPARK! Wonder & Sacrifice: Embracing for Ministry

FRIDAY, January 25, 2019
9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 161 N Mesa Dr, Mesa


Dr. Bill Brown, is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary and, more importantly, a member of Presbytery de Cristo. Dr. Brown’s most recent book is Sacred Sense: Discovering the Wonder of God’s Word and World, (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2015). He will present on the connection between our theology of wonder and the work of discernment for ministry.
The Rev. Tom Letts is a Presbyterian pastor, church consultant, and 1,001 New Worshipping Communities coach. As both a church pastor and church planter, the Rev. Letts seeks to engage parishioners in reality-tested decision-making. He will present on how data and demographics lead us to define ministry targets and get real about our commitments.


9:00               Welcome and prayer
9:15               Bill Brown: Wonder as the Original Conversation
10:30             Break
10:45             Tom Letts: Data, Demographics, and Decision-Making
12:15             Lunch
1:00               Bill Brown: From Wounded to Wonder
2:30               Closing prayer

Sponsored by Grand Canyon, de Cristo and the New Worshiping Communities West Region

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