Ministry in a Dynamic World:
Finding Focus, Activating Energy, & Nurturing Gifts
This event will be streamed through Facebook Live. Mark your calendar and head to our Facebook page to watch the presentations on April 5!
Our context in Chicago, the United States, and beyond is increasingly dynamic: communal structures, religious identities, basic demographics, and more are continuously shifting. The needs of people, however, remain. People need transcendent connections, solid professional skills in ministry and care, reconciliation with themselves and each other, and a vision of hope that is not aloof from reality but deeply rooted in the present.
* Deirdre Long, IPS Alumna 2015, Marketing Coordinator, Loyola Press
* Fr. Jason Malave, Cardinal's Liaison for Renew My Church, Archdiocese of Chicago
* Ann Ridge, IPS Alumna 2002, IPS Adjunct Instructor, and PhD candidate at The Chicago Theological Seminary
These presenters will discuss and explore questions with the audience to serve as encouragement and inspiration in their respective career pursuits:
• How can we nurture them in ourselves and others?
• What spiritual disciplines will sustain us in this context to do this work?
• What gifts and skills ought we to nurture in ourselves and in our communities in order to serve others in this context?
• How can we help our audience to stay current with their skill sets and knowledge and align themselves with the ever changing communities?