October 20, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Workshop ID: G14S1041D
Dates: October 20, 2014 – October 25, 2014 Price: $360.00
Our congregations are not just in a “location,” but are situated in a God-created, God-given and God-nurtured “place.” God invites us to take seriously serving the of Christ in a specific context, where we are called to love our neighbors, work for a just world and to incarnate community where we are. This seminar will explore a theology of place for your congregation and strategies for connecting your church and community.
Arrival (Monday afternoon) and Departure (Saturday morning) have been established so that those in ministry can leave/return in time for their weekly Worship responsibilities. Some segments will involve the full group (plenaries – processing – Worship). Participants will also choose one focus class where they will receive approximately 20 hours of instruction/ experience to help them in their field of ministry. Come and receive a week of nourishment to help you so you in turn can help others.
Please share with those who work at your church or send your pastor.
Trey Hammond has served as the pastor of the La Mesa Presbyterian Church, Albuquerque, New Mexico, for thirteen years. He previously served for three years as the coordinator for the Urban Ministry Office of the General Assembly and as a pastor in three different congregations in Dallas, Texas. His work has focused on helping congregations in multi-cultural settings relate to their community. In 2008, he wrote a study guide for a book by Cynthia Woolever and Deborah Bruce entitled Places of Promise, Finding Strength in Your Church’s Location by Westminster/John Knox Press. He works with the Presbyterian Hunger Program in employing congregation-based community organizing to revitalize congregations.
Need more info? Call Evelyn at 505.685.1001 or Angela at 505.685.1002.
Three ways to register:
- Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
- Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.