We were greatly blessed last month with Derek Brown’s excellent teaching, and he will continue to inspire us with practical guidance for our Worship, Teaching, and Preaching Ministry when he speaks at the Church Leadership Institute class March 6, 2017.
Derek Brown has years of teaching, preaching, and leading worship in the local church, and teaching these subjects as Chaplain, Professor, Chair of the Pastoral Ministry Department, and Director of the Pastoral Ministries and Transformational Leadership concentrations of the Master’s studies at Barclay College.
Having studied in his Ph.D. research the Faith and Practice manuals of the six Yearly Meetings in Evangelical Friends Church – North America, and more specifically the development of the Pastoral system in North America, Derek brings a particular Friends emphasis to his understanding of Friends worship and ministry.
A fact about Derek’s good habits will interest you. He frequents the Quaker Room of the Worden Memorial Library at Barclay College, where he prefers to teach and where he continually studies the rich resources of Friends history. The question is, “Does Derek spend more time there, or do I?”
These are the sites where the technology for the classes is available: Sudanese Community Church (Omaha), Friends Bible Training School in Alaska Yearly Meeting, Noatak, Alaska (Robert Sheldon, Superintendent), Neighborhood Friends Church (at the home of Tom and Bonnie Bousman), Friends Ministry Center (Wichita), Lighthouse Fellowship Church (at the home of Jerry and Mary Louthan), Bangor Liberty Friends Church, Fowler Friends Church, Barclay College (Jackson Hall), Faith Friends Church, North Newton (at the home of Merl and Eunice Kinser), Friends Community Church (Angleton), New Hope Friends Church, Friends Church at Liberal, Arkansas City Friends Church (at the home of Bud and Pauline Lawrence), Louisville, KY Friends Church, Stone Mountain Friends Church, Atlanta, GA, Indianapolis with Steve Turner, Kingston, Jamaica (viewing and discussing the videos), and Kickapoo Friends Center.
If you cannot be at one of these locations, and you are free at this time, please notify me, and I will send you the link for the video conferencing. Or you may prefer to view the video recorded session, which Drew Davenport uploads to YouTube. Thank you Drew! Maybe you can gather a group from your church to view and discuss Derek’s teaching. This is your link.
If possible, please join us at 6:50 for a time of getting better acquainted. Otherwise, we hope to see you at 7:00 p.m. central time on March 6, 2017.
With hope for our deepest worship of our Living God,
– Dave Kingrey, Director of Leadership Institute