Spring School for Ministry courses will be offered March 11-12 at Procter Center. Cost is $30 per course.

Living as Servants of Jesus: Proclaiming the Gospel through Liturgy and Prayer

Jason Prati | March 11 | 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Manifested in the disciples’ encounter with the Risen Jesus on the journey to Emmaus, our celebration of the Eucharist unfolds for us the Life of Christ and our relationship with Him.  This course will help you to live an authentic liturgical life which creates harmony between what the Liturgy celebrates and how we live and “pray it out” on our daily lives.

Living as Servants of Jesus: Works of Mercy and Justice

Lee Anne Reat | March 11 | 1 to 3 p.m.
Our post-communion prayer sends us out into the world to love and serve God. How do we carry out that ministry in ways that truly respects the dignity of every human being?  This class will look at what the Bible has to say about ministries of relief, rehabilitation, and community development.

Sacramental Presence in Pastoral Visitation

Mary Raysa | March 12 | 9 to 11:50 a.m.
This class will have two components:
1.  All Christians are called to a ministry of serving others.  What’s in your Pastoral Toolkit?  What kinds of pastoral care experiences might you be called to — from caregiving, to surgeries, to emergencies, to end of life issues?  How will YOU be prepared to answer the call?
2. The Eucharistic Visit.  A special ministry carrying the Holy Sacrament to thee homebound, the infirm, and the elderly.  How do you prepare and practice the ministry of sacramental presence in extending the Body of Christ to others?

Generational Characteristics and Worship

Stephen Smith | March 12 | 1 to 3 p.m.
How are generations different from one another and how does that change the kinds of worship that speak to them?  We will explore the ramifications of generational differences on the so-called “worship wars” in the church, how to bridge the gaps, and how to welcome those to whom the church has yet to spak effectively.