Workshops at Big Tent

Rev. Charles Pye, pastor of Grace Presbyterian in Clarksville, will be co-leading two workshops as part of the Healthy Ministry Conference at the Big Tent.

Financial Issues for Candidates and Ministers  – Friday, July 1 at 2:00 pm
Led by Charles Pye, minister and CPA, and Laura Bryan, associate for Financial Aid for Studies, OGA/GAMC.

Candidates are digging deep holes of debts.  Ministers struggle under debt and foreclosures.  What questions should CPMs, COMs, and seminaries ask?  How can they help?

Bi-Vocational or “Tentmaking” Ministry – Friday, July 1 at 4:00 pm
Led by Charles Pye and Ed Hilton, tentmakers

The first-century church grew through the leadership of “tentmaker” Paul.  Many believe that new church growth in the 21st century will come through the leadership of tentmakers who serve as part-time pastors and have some other employment.  We will discuss the mission potential and how-tos for congregations and individuals exploring this model of ministry.

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