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Fulfilled: Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy

Friday, March 21, 2014

8:29 AM

Lifelong Learning

Date: March 21
Registration Fee: $75
Registration Deadline March 11

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In this five hour workshop participants will learn how to develop vital leadership skills by cultivating three vibrant innate gifts: stillness, awareness, and playfulness. The workshop will be based on the principles and practices presented in Fulfilled: Living and Leading with Unusual Wisdom, Peace, and Joy by Kirk Byron Jones (Abingdon Press, September, 2013)

8:30   Registration and snacks
9:00-9:15   Welcome
9:15-12:15 Session 1
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Session 2
Snacks and lunch included.

Workshop Leader:

Kirk JonesA pastor for over 30 years, Kirk Jones was the founding minister of Beacon Light Baptist Church in New Orleans, and senior minister at Calvary Baptist Church, Chester, Pennsylvania; Ebenezer Baptist Church, Boston, Massachusetts; and the First Baptist Churches of Randolph, Whitman, and Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Throughout his pastoral ministry, he has served on various religious and civic committee committees at the local and national level.

He is a graduate of Loyola University and Andover Newton Theological School and holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Emory University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Drew University. An adjunct professor of ethics, preaching, and pastoral ministry at Andover Newton Theological School, Kirk serves as a guest preacher and teacher at churches, schools and conferences throughout the United States. His writings have been published in various journals, including the "Christian Century," "Leadership," "Gospel Today," "Pulpit Digest" and the "African America Pulpit," a quarterly preaching journal he cofounded in 1997. For his past and continuing ministry with seminarians and the clergy, he is affectionately referred to as the "Preacher’s Teacher."

He is the author of several best-selling books for ministers, pastors, and a wider audience that is seeking to grow spiritually in an ever-challenging world. His books include: Rest in the Storm: Self-care Strategies for Clergy and Other Caregivers; Addicted to Hurry: Spiritual Strategies for Slowing Down; The Jazz of Preaching: How to Preach with Great Freedom and Joy; Holy Play: The Joyful Adventure of Unleashing Your Divine Purpose; Say Yes to Grace: How to Burn Bright Without Burning Out; and The Sacred Seven: How to Create, Manage and Sustain a Fulfilling Life.

This workshop is one of a series of practical ministry workshops offered by Andover Newton throughout the year. Workshop participants will receive 6 Sabbath Hours in recognition of their continuing learning. To apply for Sabbath Hour complete the Reflection Form that will be provided at the workshop.


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