Supplemental Training for Church Leaders January 6-7, 2017
"Nothing is more critical for our Presbyterian polity to work than having people understand their role as spiritual leaders." -Gradye Parsons
Join us in welcoming the Reverend Gradye Parsons, former Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, and Chief Executive Officer for the Office of the General Assembly (OGA). Gradye will be teaching on Presbyterian polity and roles of ruling elders.
7pm Welcome and Session 1,
9pm Evening Fellowship and free time
8 am Breakfast
9am Morning Prayer and Session 2
11 am Session 2 continued
1 pm Session 3
3 pm Break
3:30 pm Individual called church Session meetings
Worship together late afternoon
Depart with boxed meal to enjoy at camp or take on the road home
Cost is $100 per person for meals and snacks, overnight lodging (double occupancy), and training resources. Scholarships are available. Call 903-797-6400.
"I can think of no one better to study the polity of the Presbyterian Church (USA) from than The Rev. Gradye Parsons. Gradye, having just finished an 8 year term as the Stated Clerk, knows every in and out of our denomination and is able to teach us in a way that is approachable and contextual. Gradye for me has been an example of the great life that the PC(USA) has today. Gradye demonstrates a love for Christ and a passion for the decency and order that makes us Presbyterian. He seeks God in the beauty of creation and rejoices in time with his family. It is a true honor to study under him and I, as well as the session of the church, look forward to this conference at Camp Gilmont." - Rev. Mia Levetan, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Longview