The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Ministry: Serving in the Hope of the Risen Lord
When
Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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Dutilh UMC
1270 Dutilh Rd
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

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The Crucifixion and Resurrection of Ministry: Serving in the Hope of the Risen Lord

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday March 5, 2016

Seeing ministry as “our” ministry or “my” ministry is the root problem that ails us. Ministry, rightly understood is our sharing in the continuing and ongoing ministry of Jesus in the world.  To take part in Jesus’ ministry requires our being able to ask and answer the question Saul asked on the Damascus Road, “Who are you, Lord?”  Secondly, we need to ask, “What is Jesus doing?”  Third, we also must ask, “How can we join Jesus in what Jesus is up to?”  The heart of the matter is this: To participate in Jesus’ ministry requires our being willing to crucify any understanding of ministry as ours’ so that we may more fully experience the resurrection hope and power of Jesus’ ministry in and through our lives. 
 
Sponsored by:
             Office of Clergy Excellence, WPAUMC; WPAUMC Cabinet
 
Keynote Presenter:
             Rev. Dr. Andrew Purves

 
Book to be distributed to all registered participants:
             The Resurrection of Ministry: Serving in the Hope of the Risen Lord

Schedule
8:00    Gathering and Registration
9:00    Greeting from Host Pastor
           Remarks from Rev. Susan Moudry, Director of Clergy Excellence
9:15    Opening Worship
9:30    Session One: Who Are You, Lord? (Acts 9:5)
10:00   Peer Learning Groups                                                                         
10:30   Break
11:00   Session Two:  WIJD or What Is Jesus Doing? (Luke 24:51-52)
11:30   Peer Learning Groups
Noon   Lunch
1:00    Session Three:  Getting In On Jesus’ Ministry (Philippians 3:12-14)
1:30    Peer Learning Groups
2:00    Break
2:30    Closing Worship, Communion and Anointing with Oil 
3:00    Going Out to Serve with Hope