OASIS DAY RETREAT WITH DR. STEVE HARPER
In cooperation with the Canterbury Retreat Center, Asbury Theological Seminary students are invited to attend a day-long retreat centered on Steve’s book Talking in the Dark on Monday, April 16 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. This may be a time and a theme that would be good for you and a friend (or small group) to experience together, so you can continue the conversation after the Oasis Day itself. Consider
inviting others to come with you.
This retreat is offered to Asbury Seminary students AT NO COST with funding through the Lilly Foundation. If you are interested in attending, please register with Dr. Kandace Brooks. Other members of your church who are not Asbury Seminary students may attend for a cost of $45, and should make reservations with Sue Grosso or 407.365.5571.
WESLEY SCHOLAR, AUTHOR AND PROFESSOR PAUL CHILCOTE COMING TO PEACE UMC
The book, Recapturing the Wesleys’ Vision, by Dr. Paul Wesley Chilcote, explores the teachings of brothers John and Charles Wesley, the founders of the Methodist movement. We are blessed to welcome this noted scholar and United Methodist to Peace on Thursday, March 29, 7 p.m. and Palm Sunday, April 1, at all morning worship services. His book is available to purchase on the table in the back of the Sanctuary, or on Kindle. Dr. Chilcote will be available for book signing after the Thursday evening interactive seminar. Dr. Chilcote is Professor of Historical Theology & Wesleyan Studies, Director of the Center for Applied Wesleyan Studies, and Academic Dean elect at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. All events are free!
THE OFFICE OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT NEEDS YOUR HELP
Do you know someone who is considering seminary? Why not invite them to our Premiere Visit Day on Tuesday, April 10? During their time on campus, prospective students will interact with faculty members, learn about the admissions process and financial aid, worship with us in chapel, and more. Activities will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude by 3 p.m. We also invite you to join your guest for lunch with us that day.
Prospective students may register for the event online.
For questions or more information, see National Recruiter Emily Harris in the Enrollment Management/Student Services Suite on the first floor. She may also be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 407.482.7562.
LakeRidge United Methodist Church, Lubbock, TX, has an opening for a Profile Associate Pastor. Desired qualifications/gifts/characteristics:
Deep, personal faith and experience of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
Engaged regularly in personal prayer, Bible study, and spiritual formation disciplines
Ordination credentials to perform sacraments in local church
Five years experience in managing people either in a large church setting or in business world prior to entering ministry (ministry as second career).
Experience in developing discipleship/spiritual formation processes and forming small groups.
Ability to preach and lead in a variety of styles of worship.
Ability to recruit/train volunteers
Ability to develop teams/leaders
Ability to handle conflict and bring to resolution
Heart for the mission outreach
Primary job responsibilities:
Preaching in chapel weekly
Teaching baptism class/spiritual formation groups/classes
Oversight of adult discipleship staff: hospitality/new members; women’s ministry; pastoral care; missions.
Leading marriage preparation class.
Recruiting leaders for Adult Sunday School and spiritual growth groups
Oversees adult discipleship process of implementing a seamless process to enable first time visitors to mature as fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World
Please contact Bill Couch at BCouch@lakeridgeumc.org or call 806.794.4015.
Applications for the Florida Conference’s 2012 Summer Mission Intern Program are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is April 13.
Summer Mission Interns serve in a variety of outreach ministry settings throughout Florida, with a focus being on church-based community day camps and United Methodist district outreach agencies. A $2,000 stipend is awarded to each intern for their 10 weeks of service which runs generally from June 1 through Aug. 10 (this varies with the placement). Internship applications are accepted from students and young adults, ages 19 through 28. The Florida Conference Summer Mission Intern program is through the Office of Justice and Outreach Ministries, Rick Bennett, Director.
The application is available online. Applicants can download and print the application and mail it to Rick Bennett, 450 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33815; or fax it to 863.688.7233. For more information, e-mail email@example.com, or call 800.282.8011, Ext. 504.