Take the Total Ministry Journey This Fall

Take the Total Ministry Journey This Fall

by the Rev. Maryly Adair, member of the Total Ministry Development Group

You are invited to join with us for the Total Ministry Fall Gathering 2011, entitled, "Total Ministry Development Journey: Unwrapping Spiritual Gifts." Whether you are new to the idea of Total Ministry, exploring Total Ministry, or deeply involved with this process, we welcome and value your interest, your concerns, and your time spent with us learning about Total Ministry.

When: Friday, October 7, 5pm - 8:30 pm & Saturday, October 8, 8:30am - 2pm

Where: Holy Trinity, Willows

Our time together will allow for casual conversation about Total Ministry, a process that provides a way forward in difficult times. Addressing the concerns of congregations, Bishop Beisner will be sharing his vision about Total Ministry and its emphasis on mutual support within and among congregations. We will have a conversation about the newly envisioned Ministry Developers and the Ministry Development Coordinator. There will be a bookstore with materials associated with Total Ministry to use as resources. We also pray the bonds between our congregations will be strengthened through learning, sharing and prayer.

With a focus on spiritual gifts, you are invited to bring stories of your congregation’s involvement with Total Ministry and your experience with gifts discernment and development. The Rev. Marcia Engblom describes her purpose in presenting material about Spiritual Gifts:

"The Total Ministry Gathering this year offers an opportunity to discuss what Scripture has to say about Spiritual Gifts; to discover how Spiritual Gifts fit together to build and strengthen the Body of Christ; and to learn about resources for discerning Spiritual Gifts and ways of developing them for use in and through our churches.

Unwrapping Spiritual Gifts is a life long process for members of the Body of Christ. While the Gifts for ministry, leadership and motivation given to us in Baptism do come with batteries, being powered by the Holy Spirit, and are completely assembled, in that they are complete as received, we have the joy of discovering them, unwrapping them, learning about them and finding out how they fit in the Body of Christ."

We hope to see you and members of your congregation on October 7th and 8th. For more information you may contact Maryly Adair:  (530) 527-5205 or stpeters@sbcglobal.net. For registration contact Nancy Mack: (916) 662-9637 or chasrmack@aol.com.

Click here for a PDF of the registration form.

Click here for a PDF of travel and hotel information.

For more information about Total Ministry, visit www.norcalepiscopal.org/total-ministry.

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