Dordt College News

Register now for Day of Encouragement

January 2, 2009


A day to inspire, encourage, and equip God’s people for ministry will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at Dordt College in Sioux Center.

This opportunity is for anyone who wants to rekindle their excitement in ministry or further develop spiritual gifts. Twenty-four workshops for elders, pastors, care givers, deacons, youth leaders, and church members will be offered. This event is sponsored by Dordt College with contributions from supporting Christian Reformed and Reformed Churches.

The keynote speaker is Aaron Baart, pastor at Bridge of Hope Ministries in Sioux Center. His topic will be “What Moves You?”

Local churches were sent brochures, with a discount offered for group registrations. More information is also available from Wes Fopma (722-6028) or online. Deadline for registration is January 31, with discounts for early bird registration by January 23.

Breakout Sessions:

Aaron Baart: Teenagers and Sex
Dallas Apol and Gianni Gracia: Hispanics in Our Churches
Rick Droog: Deaconing in the 21st Century, Called to Serve
Dale Ellens: Dealing with Conflict
Rod Gorter: Being Elders in the 21st Century; and Improving Spiritual Breathing in Christ’s Body—Prayer
Kyle Haack: Cheap and Easy Church Websites
Calvin Hoogendoorn and Glenda Engbers: Lay Shepherd Ministry
Kathryn Kooyman: Advocacy 101
Rosemari Kroll: Kids’ Prayer Club—Developing Young Prayer Warriors in Your Church
Aldon Kuiper: Hope for Grieving Parents in the Loss of a Child
Jason Lief: Youth Leaders: What Exactly Should They be Doing
Leon Pannkuk: Share Your Faith Workshop
Eric Rankin: Personal Finance, Money, Giving: How to Broach the Topic in Your Church
Jeff Sajdak: Soul Care for Pastors and their Families
Dan Vander Ark: God, Church, and Teenagers; and Teaching Teens Discernment
Lucas Vander Leest: How to Help Hurting Teens; and Discover your Shape
B.J. Van Kalsbeek: Supporting the Seriously Sick
Steve Van Zanen: Short Term Missions with Long Term Impact; and No Diamonds on the First Date—Mission Partnerships 101
Tom Wolthuis: Guiding Head, Heart, and Hands: Bible Study for Life
Deon Wynia: Exercises in Intimacy

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