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54th annual Omaha Presbyterian School for Pastors to be held at Hastings College
Hastings College will host the 54th annual Omaha Presbyterian School for Pastors to be held June 16-23. Presbyterian clergy and commissioned lay pastors from 13 Midwestern states have been invited to attend the eight-day residential program.
Participants will attend daily worship service, and lectures and group discussions on a variety of topics presented by four invited theological faculty.
This year’s invited faculty and lecture topics include the following:
The Rev. Dr. James F. Cobble, Jr., Founder and Executive Director of Christian Ministry Resources, Inc., Matthews, N.C. Lecture Topic: “Navigating the Maze: Legal, Tax, and Risk Management Concerns for Churches and Clergy”
The Rev. Dr. Mike Graves, Wm. K. McElvaney Visiting Professor of Preaching & Director of Continuing Education at St. Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Mo. Theme for Worship Services: “Journeying with Jesus”
The Rev. Dr. Bonnie Sue Lewis, Associate Professor of Mission and Native American Christianity, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. Lecture Topic: “The Missional Church: Local and Global”
The Rev. Dr. Paul Allen Williams, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb. Lecture Topic: “Islam and Christianity in Conversation”
Dr. Robin Koozer, professor of music and chair of the department at Hastings College serves as planning director for the event with event director, Dr. Gary S. Eller, president of the Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation.
The Omaha Presbyterian Seminary Foundation and Hastings College have worked together to bring to the School the unique combined expertise of each institution that will provide the church with essential tools to enhance the quality of its leadership.
Hastings College was founded in 1882 by Presbyterians who envisioned a college that would encompass the highest academic standards within the broad perspective of the liberal arts and dedication to the Christian faith.
Hastings College is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,150 students. Hastings College was named 75th Best Value College in the nation and #1 in Nebraska by Forbes.com and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. It was named a 2010 “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and rated a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s. Visit www.hastings.edu for more information.
For more information, contact Dr. Robin Koozer at 402-461-7389 or 402-461-7448.