Advent Planner

"O the Mystery of God's Dwelling"

Friday, September 20, 2013
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT

Using the Mennonite Church Advent theme, "O the Mystery of God's Dwelling", this workshop introduces leaders to the lectionary-based resources for the season of Advent.  The day will open ideas and opportunities for scripture presentations, children's time, prayer, music and visual elements for the weeks of Advent.  Worship resources published in Leader magazine provide the foundation of the day's explorations. Participants should bring a copy of the magazine or order one when registering for the workshop.

Worship planners and leaders in congregations observing Advent will find this a helpful day for experiencing the possibilities and faith formation potential of this season.

Leaders

Rebecca Slough, Ph.D., is the AMBS Academic Dean and Associate Professor for Worship and the Arts.

Rosanna Eller McFadden, M.Div., is on the pastoral team at Creekside Church of the Brethren in Elkhart.

Allan Rudy-Froese, Ph.D., is the AMBS Assistant Professor of Christian Proclamation.

Rachel Miller Jacobs, M.Div., is the AMBS Assistant Professor of Congregational Formation.

 

Schedule

Time

Description

Location

8:00 AM

Registration (hot drinks provided)

Chapel of the
Sermon on the Mount

8:30

Welcome and introduction to the day

Chapel of the
Sermon on the Mount

 

Opening retreat

 

 

Orientation to the season, worship theme and resources

 

 

Sample service

 

 

Observations and questions

 

11:45 AM

Lunch and table talk

Dining Hall

1:00

Music and other arts for Advent

Chapel of the
Sermon on the Mount

 

Expanding the options

 

 

Imagining the possibilities

 

 

Worship on Christmas Sunday: Gifts and challenges

 

 

Closing worship

 

3:30

Evaluation

 


 

Registration

Early registration deadline September 6.

Cost

  • $65 before the early registration deadline
  • $55 each for three or more from one congregation before early registration deadline
  • $75 after early registration deadline

 Student discounts are available on the online registration form.

Meal Information

Lunch is available for an additional $6 for attendees who have pre-registered before September 16.  (Meals are non-refundable.)

Continuing Education Units

Participants may earn 0.5 CEUs for attending Advent Planner.

Advent Webinar

A webinar for Advent Planning is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. EDT.

Refunds

Before the early registration deadline, cancellations will be refunded, less $25. After this date, cancellations will be granted credit, less $25, toward a future day-long workshop within one year. Refund credits must be requested within 24 hours of the event.

Questions?

Email the Church Leadership Center
or call:
574.296.6269 or 800.964.2627