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Join MACBF Clergy Chaplain Retreat September 22-23

 

Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship invites all chaplains, clergy and other ministry-types to a retreat at Hallowood Retreat Center in Dickerson, MD from 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 22 through lunch on Friday, September 23. The retreat will include time in silence and reflection; a session on "What Hungry Shepherds Eat," led by moderator Rev. Stephen Price; conversation with Dr. David Pooler (Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University) concerning creating and finding ways to live out our call in an environment of safety and fulfillment; training in Darkness to Light's Stewards of Children. . The fee is $125. RSVP to Trisha.MACBF@gmail.com by September 12. See brochure  for more information.

 

WTC Ecumenical Prayer Service &
New Student Orientation

WTC ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE AND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

Date: Thursday, September 15 at 4:30pm
Location: CUA (St. Vincent de Paul Chapel-off John McCormack Road).

The event begins with an ecumenical prayer service and new student orientation followed by dinner and conversation at the Religious Study Houses in the area,
including Dominican, Franciscan, Benedictine, and Carmelite. For more information, please contact Leland's WTC rep, Jim Paraboschi @ james.paraboschi@leland.edu

 


STUDENT PROFILE OF THE MONTH: Arthur Patterson

 

 

What led you to Leland? 

While working out at the gym a friend suggested Leland as a great choice for a seminary. One that fits the working adult. He added Leland was a wholesome, convenient, welcoming place to be. I believe God connected me with the perfect spiritual partner, Leland.

 

What degree are you pursuing?

I am pursuing a MDiv. Expecting to graduate Spring "17" yahoo!!

 

What in your experience as a student has been most beneficial to your current ministry responsibilities? 

Using a quote from Rev. Dr. Trisha Manarin my Ministry Supervisor, Leland has "stretched me without stressing me". My insight and spiritual sensitivity is much deeper. I'm still Arthur but a much more spiritually in tune Arthur.

How do you understand your ministry as transformational?

I believe that as ministry continues to transform me, as it has, it has the potential to transform others. 

 

Are there any particular Leland courses that have been impactful?

Although each course has made an impression, the New Testament and Post-modern Theology have greatly shaped my thesis. I'm sure my professors have a lot to do with that.

What are your plans for the future? 

I plan on continuing in a pastoral ministry. I am better equipped with the many lessons learned both academically and spiritually. 

 

Any other thoughts on Leland?

Leland has been a true blessing in my life. It has meant much more than a means to and degree. Leland has been God's tool to build my heart, mind and soul to a place I have prayed for. Great things do come in little packages. Thank You to Leland and May God continue to increase his glory within these sacred walls.

 

 

 

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