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LPTS hosts Leader Development Day, February 6

Jan 15, 2010
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary is hosting the 2010 Leader Development Day, sponsored by with Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, on Saturday, February 6, 2010.

This annual event, offered for individuals in various church leadership positions, will be held at Louisville Seminary in Schlegel Hall and begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration is only $10.

Register Online
or by calling 502-561-8300


8:30 – Registration

9:00-10:30 – Workshops

10:45-12:30 – Keynote Address & Panel Discussion


1. Elder Training for New and Continuing Elders
Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk, Office of GA, PCUSA
According to the Westminster Confession of Faith, “The Holy Spirit calls and anoints ministers for their holy office, qualifies all officers in the Church for their special work, and imparts various gifts and graces to its members.” How qualified do you feel for your work as an elder? And just what are elders supposed to do anyway? Come and explore the work of elders on the Session, using the Book of Order, Chapters 6 & 10, as a primary guide.

2. Clerk’s Training
Rev. Ken Hockenberry, Mid-Kentucky Presbytery’s Stated Clerk & Pastor, Beulah Presbyterian Church
This workshop is for new Clerks or seasoned Clerks wanting a refresher. It will cover the role and responsibilities of the Clerk of Session, proper way to keep minutes, reporting, etc.

3. Effective Salary, Community Nature, Clergy Taxes, Assistance Program? What Are You Talking About?
Helen Locklear, Regional Representative, The Board of Pensions
Designed for Business Administrators, Church Treasurers, Clerk of Session, and COM/CPM Chairs, this workshop will assist leaders in understanding and coordinating the essentials of the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Come join us!

4. Diving Deep and Navigating Strange Waters: Spiritual Integrity in a Diverse World
Dr. Marcia Mount Shoop
As the pace of world change quickens and mainline Protestant congregations continue to shrink, we Presbyterians are faced with many challenges. One of them is how to cultivate spiritual integrity in the midst of concerns about lack of funding, diminishing membership, and political polarization. Sometimes it can feel like churches and presbyteries are expending most of our energy on damage control rather than on nurturing believers. Can we let ourselves find the healing opportunities that are present in these challenges? This workshop will explore how we can deepen our faith and seek more profound engagement with the diversity in the world by learning new ways to embody our faith.

5. PRAYER-Communicating with God
Rev. Betty Meadows, General Presbyter
Burning bushes, sunsets, laughter, the sound of sheer silence, awe, pain, blessings…..these are just a few of the ways God communicates with us. How do we deepen our ability to “hear” God speaking to us? How do we begin conversations with God? Since there are as many ways to pray as there are people, there is no one right way to pray nor one right approach to prayer. In this workshop we will look at many ways to begin prayer as well as ways to deepen prayer.

Keynote Address

Pentecost and the Presbyterians: Exploring an Unlikely Vision for the Church

Rev. Dr. Marcia Mount Shoop
Theologian in Residence at University Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, NC. She also serves as the current moderator of the Presbyterian Multicultural Network (PMN) national board. Marcia has served churches in Illinois, California, Florida, and North Carolina. She graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky., and has a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University and a PhD from Emory University. Her book, Let the Bones Dance: Embodiment and the Body of Christ, is forthcoming this year from Westminster John Knox Press.

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or by calling 502-561-8300

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