Ellipsis Conference:
On faith … ministry … work … a new/old story

Friday, November 1
4:00 pm     Welcome, Introductions and Opening Prayer
 
5:00 pm     Dinner provided
 
6:00 pm     Telling Our Own New/Old Stories
                        Dr. David White, Professor, Austin Seminary
 
8:00 pm     Meeting adjourns and Social Hour begins
 
Saturday, November 2
7:30 am     Breakfast available
 
9:00 am     Try This At Home: Tips for Effective Presentations
Jo Kretzler, Student, Austin Seminary
 
9:30 am     Stories of…Current…Recent…Multi-Vocational Pastors
                               
10:00 am   Break
 
10:15 am   Stories of…Current…Recent…Multi-Vocational Pastors
                               
10:45 am   Table Talk
 
11:15 am   Feedback: What did we learn?
       
11:30 am   Lunch available
 
1:00 pm     Try This At Home: Immersion for Discernment
                        Rev. Ross Blount, Pastor…Farmer, Allerton, IA
                        Sarah Chancellor, Student, Austin Seminary
 
1:30 pm     Stories of … Multi-Vocational … Seminary Students
        Rev. Jackie Saxon, Vice President for Student Affairs and Vocation, Austin Seminary
 
2:15 pm     Break
 
2:30 pm     Table Talk
 
3:00 pm     Feedback: What did we learn?
 
3:15 pm     Break
 
3:30 pm     Future Stories
Ken Murdock leads a session on helping people identify their strengths, interests, and talents and developing a plan to make themselves attractive to potential employers

OR

Kevin Keaton from the PC(USA) Board of Pensions presents a synopsis of forthcoming Medical Plan changes and introduces the new initiative “Call to Health.”
 
5:00 pm     Dinner
               
6:00 pm     Connecting the Dots in the PC(USA): Presentation and Discussion
                        Rev. SanDawna Ashley, Vocation Ministries, Mid-Council Support
                                Office of the General Assembly, PC(USA)
                        Dr. Paul Hooker, Associate Dean, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
 
7:30 pm     APT Business Meeting
 
8:30 pm     Meeting adjourns and Social Hour begins
 
 
Sunday, November 3
7:30 am     Breakfast available
 
9:00 am     Time for networking, small group conversation
 
10:00 am   Responding to What We’ve Learned Considering Next Steps
 
10:45 am   Break
 
11:00 am   Worship and Communion
               
12:00 pm   Adjourn
 


The Publication of the College of Pastoral Leaders: Communitas. Read it online today. The Art of Storytelling

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