A Theology & Ministry of Place

April 8, 2013 - April 13, 2013
AbiquiuNM 87510


Workshop ID: G13S426
Dates: April 8, 2013 – April 13, 2013 Price: $325.00

Ghost Ranch has a long tradition of supporting those in ministry with rich respite and continuing education. In 2013, we will dedicate two special weeks to helping support those in all fields of ministry (ordained and lay).

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.

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 reign of Christ in a specific context, where we are called to love our neighbors, work for justice in the 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.


Rev_Trey_Hammond_2007Trey 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 us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152

Two ways to register:

  1. 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]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.

Online Registration will be available December 10, 2012

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