Webinars: Wisdom of the Seasons, Tending to the Holy

Advent Stories in Preaching and Worship

Webinar: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
1:00 pm EDT
Facilitator: Chuck Olsen
Led by Chuck Olsen and based on his latest Alban book, The Wisdom of the Seasons, this webinar will offer practical¬† suggestions on integrating congregational narratives with the church year. Discover how ordinary stories bring us into the timeless wisdom of the rhythms of the seasons–with a seasonal focus on Advent stories in preaching and worship.

The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry

Andover Newton Theological School Empowerment Seminar
Online seminar jointly sponsored by Alban and Andover Newton
October 25 – November 19 (Registration deadline: October 15)
Instructor: Bruce Epperly
Integrating spiritual practices with the everyday tasks of ministry can transform a pastor’s professional and spiritual life. Practicing God’s presence in the ordinary tasks of ministry inspires wholeness, spiritual transformation, vision, imagination, endurance, and healthy self-differentiation in ministry. Participants will explore a variety of theologically-grounded spiritual practices that will deepen their experience of God’s presence in preaching, teaching, pastoral care, spiritual formation, administration, and prophetic hospitality.