This week I had the real delight of meeting with 6 of those training for CRCW or stipendiary ministry at Northern College (in the snapshot l to r: Jenny Travis, John Grundy, Jo Patterson [CRCW], Andrew Mudhara, Barnabus Shin, Maria Lee [CRCW]). Each year a Moderator takes the ordinands through the process involved in discerning a call to their first pastorate or post – and it usually works out that the nearest Moderator to the training institution meets with the students. The process from this point onwards for this cohort of students involves meeting with Moderators in September and then being introduced to the Moderators’ Meeting in October. This will, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, lead to a call and being ordained or commissioned [CRCWs] around the summer of 2018.
Please pray for:
- our students in their studies and placements, that they may be equipped for future ministry but also enrich the life of the Church through their experience and gifts used in the course of training
- our college staff as they train those placed at our colleges, but also as they continue to develop the wider strand of work where they offer to resource lay ministry in a variety of ways
- our Mission Council as it meets this weekend, and particularly as it debates the role of the Windemere Centre and its potential continuing contribution to lay training within the denomination