What We Do
Who We Are
We are here to help pastors and local church ministry leaders develop practical ways to connect people with the love and message of Jesus, and to then help them become fully-devoted and fully-engaged Christ followers....
The courses seeks to develop the ability to understand and interpret the Christian faith in the light of its biblical, theological, and historical dimensions and to utilize insights gained from these disciplines for the effective practice of ministry in the church, the community, and the world.
Ash Wednesday (March 9) officially marks the beginning of Lent. It is the beginning of what is commonly known as a time to “give up” something.For some it is a time where we practice self-denial as a test of our devotion and religious discipline. Others may see it as a time of mandatory abstinence or a call to moral introspection. Some of us give up chocolate, diet coke/pepsi, meat, coffee, Facebook, Twitter, Wii, cell phones, American idol, shopping, swearing, meetings, and the list goes on. All these practices have some merit. Yet, I am puzzled and perhaps disturbed by the fact that we “give it up” for Lent and on Easter Sunday we “take it back.”