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
10:45 Tom Letts: Data, Demographics, and Decision-Making
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