Friday, 1-2:30 pm
Presenter: Kate Gillooly, St. Luke's, Cleveland, OH
Kate Gillooly serves as Director of Congregational Development at Heights Christian Church and Director of Deacon Formation for the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio. She is finishing her thesis on lay ministry in the church and the world for her Doctor of Ministry from Bexley Seabury seminary and is thrilled to be part of the leadership team for Connecting Communities, a new missional Initiative with 13 parishes in the diocese of Ohio.
Through baptism everyone is called to ministry. Come hear stories of call to lay ministry and consider how God might be calling you! These stories of call were gathered as part of Kate's doctoral thesis, and are presented in a dramatic sermon. An accompanying study guide provides options for further exploration of discernment, institutional support, and sustainability. Together we'll discuss how the church can help people listen for God, and share their gifts for the building up of the Body of Christ, and for the healing of the world.