Renew Your Ministry! Event

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Renew Your Ministry! Event

The Center for Christian Leadership is hosting our first-ever “Renew Your Ministry!” event for pastors and ministry leaders. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The cost is minimal, just to cover expenses: $10 per day, or $25 for all three days. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR 2014.

On Monday and Tuesday (March 10 and 11), you may sit in on regular seminary classes:

Monday, March 10

9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

  • New Testament: The Letters to the Ephesians and Colossians (Dr. Kimberly Majeski)
  • Leadership: Dealing Redemptively with Conflict in the Church (Dr. John Aukerman)

Noon to 1:30 p.m.

  • Community Lunch

2:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

  • The Church of God Reformation: A Diverse Movement (Dr. Gary Agee)
  • Ethics for the Vocation of Ministry: Ethical Issues Surrounding Our Worship and Ecclesial [or Church] Practices (Dr. James Lewis)

6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

  • The History of the Christian Church: Faith in the Age of Enlightenment (Dr. Gary Agee)

Tuesday, March 11

8:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

  • Old Testament: Postexilic Prophecy – Haggai and Zechariah (Dr. Gilbert Lozano)
  • Pastoral Care: The Compass Model – A Conceptual Framework for Pastoral Counseling (Dr. Guy Brewer)

11:00 a.m. to Noon

  • Worship in Seminary Chapel

Noon to 1:45 p.m.

  • Lunch and Harp Lecture: “Seeing the Church of God in Black and White:  The Reformation Movement and the Color Line, 1880-1920” (Dr. Gary Agee)

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

  • Cultural Anthropology: Life Cycle (Dr. MaryAnn Hawkins)

6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

  • Theology and Leadership of Worship: “Components of Worship: structure of liturgy, singing, music, prayers, scripture, confession of faith, teaching, preaching, exhorting, testimony, offering, passing of the peace, sending forth)

On Wednesday (March 12), you may take any of the following specialty workshops:

Wednesday, March 12

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

  • “The Shift From Attractional to Missional Emphasis in the Local Church” (Pastor Kerry Robinson, East Side Church of God, Anderson)
  • "Learning from your Community: A Review of Ethnography as Pastoral Practice” (Dr. MaryAnn Hawkins)
  • “Cross Cultural Missions: The Ministry of Silent Blessings Deaf Ministries” (Rev. Marshall Lawrence, executive director of Silent Blessings)

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

  • “Moving from Religious Instruction to Spiritual Formation: Cutting-Edge Resources that are Helping Pastors and Teachers Make the Transition” (Joe Allison, editorial director, Warner Press)
  • “Faith-filled Imagination in Preaching” (Dr. Guy Brewer)
  • "Serving Outside the Parking Lot – The Minister’s Role in the Community." (Pastor Don Billey, Main Street Church of God, Anderson)


  • Community Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.

  • “Ministry With God” (Pastor David Markle, Park Place Church of God, Anderson)
  • “New Insights in Discipling in the 21st Century” (Dr. John Aukerman)
  • “Jesus for the Next Generation: How to Make More and Better Disciples of Kids, Youth, and Young Adults” (Rev. Larry Barnett)

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

  • Coffee Break

2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

  • "A Framework for Addressing Contemporary Moral Issues: A Kingdom of God Approach" (Dr. James W. Lewis)
  •  “Making the Next Generation of Leaders a Success” (Pastor Mary Ann Randolph, East Side Church of God)
  • “Relationship-based Planning: Getting Past Production and into the Heart of God” (Pastor Carma Wood, Park Place Church of God)