Register NOW for the Spring 2014 Pastor Retreat!
We are now accepting online registrations for the Spring Pastor Retreat, March 10-11, 2014 at Villa Maria Conference Center. The special guest speaker will be Janni Swart, Associate Professor of World Mission and Evangelism at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Many of you will know Janni from his work with our Presbytery in the Missional Church process over the last several years. Register now by clicking here! (REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED) The deadline to register will be Friday, February 21st.
THE PASTOR AS CULTIVATOR: FROM HERDING TO GARDENING
Dr. Jannie Swart
Jannie has been a wonderful friend, mentor and encourager of pastors and churches in Shenango Presbytery for almost 10 years. He is from South Africa where he studied at the University of Stellenbosch where he started a congregation among students. He was a leader in the anti-apartheid movement. He led a 5,000 member congregation focused on transformation within the multi- cultural and multi-lingual context of post-apartheid South African society. From there he came to Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN where he completed a PhD in congregational mission and leadership and worked with Church Innovations (through which we got to know him). He served Second Presbyterian Church in Oil City and was called last summer as the Don McClure Professor of Mission and evangelism at Pittsburgh Seminary.
Every pastor in Shenango Presbytery would be blessed by time with Jannie as you reflect on leadership in your church in times like these. Worship and fellowship add to the rich time together as pastors in Shenango Presbytery.