We are pleased to announce that Leland would be represented at the 142nd Annual Gathering of DC Baptist Convention (DCBC) to be held on October 25-27 at the Pathways Baptist Church in Gaithersburg, MD, the theme for this year is “Undivided”
In addition, WAVA’s Pastor Conference, entitled Equip “The Art of Preaching,” to be held on Thursday, 10.11.18 at the Museum of the Bible. Both events will be attended by our Director of Enrollment, Min. Jacqueline Coker as an opportunity to network and recruit potential students.
On Friday, September 21st, we gathered together for a prayer meeting at the Church at Clarendon for our Leland community, our area churches, and beyond. The event brought together people from The Rock Presbyterian Church, where Dean Lee serves as the senior pastor, and our Leland community of students and faculty. We also got to hear from Dan Baumann who is a career-missionary who was imprisoned in Iran for nine weeks in 1997. Dan’s message of intimacy with God and God’s embrace of us in our weakness and loving our enemies powerfully stirred all of us.
On Monday, September 24th, we gathered again – this time for the Washington Theological Consortium’s Faculty Convocation – for an extended meeting of worship and lecture. The worship was led by our Leland student, Sly Samudre and his wife, Amy. A combination of well-loved hymns and contemporary praise songs, beautifully sung and wonderfully led by Sly and Amy, brought a little taste of contemporary Baptist/evangelical style of worship to faculty members from other Christian traditions. The worship was followed up by a lecture about the cosmos and spirituality from Dr. John Haught, a well-respected Catholic theologian conversant in science and theology. To top off the evening, those in attendance met over a delightful dinner and conversation in White Hall of the Church at Clarendon.
Thanks goes out to the staff of the Church at Clarendon and all those who participated in these events.
Dean John Lee.
If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling for classes, please contact Min. Jacqueline Coker, Director of Enrollment, at email@example.com
Professors Jim Melson and Trisha Miller Manarin invite you to join us in November on a Civil Rights Pilgrimage. It is open to all.
We know our country continues to battle the sin of racism, classism, sexism and many other -isms. MACBF along with our partner the Cornelius Corps will engage in a time of spiritual practice leading up to our departure date. We will prepare ourselves as disciples of Jesus Christ, not simply tourists learning more about American history. Our pilgrimage will introduce us to people living and dead who have impacted the world with the goodness of the Gospel.
A charter bus will depart from Northern Virginia on Thursday evening getting us to Alabama Friday morning. In addition to visiting these historic sites, we will be hosted by Rev. Reginald Brown of South Elyton Baptist Church. Rev. Brown is remarkable servant of God who has helped integrate public schools as well as pastor a local congregation. Our journey will take us to Selma and Montgomery. We will stand on the Edmund Pettus Bridge and quietly experience the new Memorial for Peace and Justice and we will stop and pray along the way.
Sites of Interest:
16th Street Baptist Church
Civil Rights Institute
Edmund Pettus Bridge
National Memorial for Peace & Justice
Civil Rights Memorial
Approximate Cost $575 plus meals
$250 deposit due Sept 15 – space is limited
Departing by bus Thursday evening, returning Tuesday (election day) evening. You will need to vote via absentee ballot.
Children over 10 years old may attend with a parent. Teens must be accompanied by a fellow church leader or parent.
***Those who need an advocacy rotation may contact Prof Manarin to earn credit for participating in the pilgrimage and doing an additional assignment firstname.lastname@example.org ***
For more information, please contact Professor Trisha Miller-Manarin
An 11 oz. ceramic coffee or tea mug featuring an imprinted message of “Knowing Christ Serving Christ” image in white printed on both sides. This ceramic mug is a great hot or cold beverage holder for office or home coffee or tea drinking. They also make great gifts! To find out how to order, Please email Jacqueline Coker or Vicki Bohannon
Leland will hold its graduation at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2 at the Church at Clarendon and our guest speaker will be Melissa Rogers, a member of Columbia Baptist Church and formerly special advisor to President Obama on policy issues related to religion and partnerships with faith-based organization serving people in need. Melissa currently serves as non resident senior fellow for Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution
Dear Leland friends!
“I wanted to pass along our news as a Leland Alumna. Convergence is currently the featured article on Duke Divinity School’s Faith & Leadership online magazine”. https://www.faithandleadership.com/art-and-faith-converge-hybrid-churchcommunity-arts-center?utm_source=FL_newsletter&utm_medium=content&utm_campaign=FL_topstory
They read about us in the recently published book Divergent Church: The Bright Promise of Alternative Faith Communities (Abingdon Press). http://www.abingdonpress.com/product/9781501842597#.WsUQz4jwZdg
I hope that you feel joy as well, since, it is in large part due to Leland and the encouragement of the faculty, staff and students that we are even here. God blessed me with the right teachers, encourages and challengers at just the right time in my life and I am grateful to have had the seminary experience I did. Thank you! Please let me know if there is any way I can be of service by sharing some of what we’ve learned, encouraging, etc. I would really appreciate it if you would share this news with Leland Alumnae, students and supporters. I certainly know how important encouragement and knowing you aren’t “alone” in doing things differently can be.
CLASS IS CANCELED TONIGHT DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER! BE SAFE!
Have you ever thought of Lent as a yearly second chance? Each year we are given a specific time look into our lives to see if our values and priorities are in line with God’s desires for us. Since most of us find that we’ve wandered from God’s path, Lent becomes that second chance, or do-over, to “return to God with our whole heart.” Join us this year in worship!
We are offering an intensive, “Preaching with Power & Persuasion”, taught by Rev. Howard-John Wesley. The class will meet on Saturday’s starting 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24, 3/10. For more information about registration, please contact email@example.com
Minister Jacqueline Coker is an enthusiastic and innovative professional with extensive experience in Human Resources and Administrative roles. She spent over fifteen years working within the corporate and government workforce. The last nine of those years were spent working in the Information Technology field as a Senior Technical Recruiter. She holds a bachelor degree Business Administration concentration on Human Resources Management. She is a licensed minister at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA where she serves as in several ministries. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, teaching and baking.
With the holidays approaching you have enough time to shop at our brand new online Leland store. We’re so excited for our Leland family to represent this amazing seminary! Check out our store here http://footprintapparel.com/johnlelandstore
Leland will host a luncheon at the Baptist General Association of Virginia annual meeting in Hampton VA. The Leland luncheon gathering is as follows: