5/12/2019 0 Comments
Friday, 3-4:30 pm
The Rev. Debra K. Bullock, Rector, St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Evanston, IL) is completing her Doctor of Ministry in Congregational Growth and Development at Bexley Seabury Seminary. Her thesis is “Becoming the Story We Tell: Preparing a Congregation to be Catechumenate Ready”
The Rev. Canon John W. B. Hill holds an honorary doctorate from Trinity College, Toronto, for his work on restoring the catechumenate in the Anglican Church of Canada. The focus of his work over many years has been clarifying and strengthening the ritual practices of the Church in a time when the role of the Church in society is rapidly changing; he is the author of two books on Baptism and many articles on the renewal of the liturgy.
Imagine re-entering the deep drama of the gospel through liturgy, scripture study, and reflection. Imagine the whole community gathering at the Easter Vigil with a renewed gratitude for the connection between baptism and our annual immersion in the story of Christ’s passion. Imagine this renewal spilling over into joy in mission and outreach. Just as the way we pray shapes the way we believe so too the stories we tell about ourselves shape the way we live out our lives as followers of Jesus. Join us as we learn about narrative learning and situated learning theories and are introduced to a process for preparing congregations to become catechumenate-ready.