Dear Leadership Institute Friends,
We are in the season of remembering the passion of Jesus and celebrating His resurrection. We are focused on God’s stupendous grace and mercy. With deep thanksgiving we honor our Lord. Among God’s countless gifts is also our Church Leadership Institute for Ministry. We thank God for one another in our blessed fellowship and for the gift of preparing ourselves more fully for the Kingdom work God has for us. In our Institute class on April 6, Dr. Adrian Halverstadt will teach our third class in Worship, Leadership, Teaching, and Preaching. We know from his previous two classes that Adrian will provide counsel and resources for us as we strive to have the most dynamic churches possible.
Dr. Adrian has expressed to me his enthusiasm in teaching our Church Leadership Institute course on Worship Leadership. His enthusiasm is contagious, because we are equally enthused about his teaching, and we eagerly await his third class. The word, enthusiasm, is a proper description of Adrian’s personal leadership and preaching. He captures the attention of his audiences when he teaches and preaches. Furthermore, as we have discovered, Adrian spices up his teaching and personal interactions with creative humor. As his public ministry is dynamic, his personal life is properly described as devoted and caring. He is strongly devoted to Christ as Lord, Redeemer, and Savior and deeply caring toward others, particularly his family: Lisa, his wife, three children, and six grandchildren. I affectionately call Adrian my personal friend, who is my teacher in daily Christian living. He is a true friend in the spirit of Jesus, who taught, “You are my friends, if you do what I command you” (John 15:14).
We want as many persons as possible to benefit from Adrian’s teaching, and at many of the locations listed here, you can participate in the video conferences with him:
Chuck Schobert, Mitaci Ekwenya, Congolese a Friend in the Abilene, TX Friends Church, St Paul, MN Friends Church (at the home of Kumar Tamang, with Friends from Nepal and Bhutan), Canadian Yearly Meeting (David Millar, Paul Etienne Mungombe and Jonathan Esongo), Mncedisi Nkomo (pastor in Zambia), James Nduwayo (pastor in Rwanda), Faniyi Paul, Adefisan Eniola Eniola Faniyi, Adegbaye Gabriel, George Oluwafemi, and Osineye Omotola in Nigeria,, Anthony Moodie, Pastor at the Dover Friends Church in Jamaica, Linnette Moodie, a Jamaican Friend, Mary Carter-Haynes, Pastor at Amity Hall Friends Meeting in Jamaica, Teisha Smith (Port Antonio Friends Church, Jamaica), Bishop Dr. Benjamin Elunga W’Elunga, ministering to Congolese refugees in Tanzania, Noatak, Alaska (Robert Sheldon, Superintendent), Louisville, KY Friends Church and Stone Mountain Friends Church in Atlanta (with Friends from Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi), Samson Retnaraj (EFM missionary in Nepal), Kickapoo Friends Center, Indianapolis, with Steve Turner, Lighthouse Fellowship Church (at the home of Jerry and Mary Louthan), Friends Community Church (Angleton), Friends Ministry Center (Wichita), Bangor Liberty Friends Church, North Newton (at the home of Merl Kinser), Bethel Friends Church, Fowler Friends Church, New Hope Friends Church, Mt. Ayr Friends Church, Oasis Friends Church, EFC Adonai (Elisee Mutshipayi), and Barclay College (Jackson Hall).
Some cannot be present for the interactive sessions. You can view the video recordings by clicking on this link:
If you know of someone interested in the Institute, I would appreciate your sending me the contact information. Thanks.
With great anticipation, we await our Institute Class on Monday, April 6, the day after Palm Sunday, at 7:00 p.m. central time,