Iowa - Vibrant Quakerism, Living Witness

Vibrant Quakerism, Living Witness: Celebrating 50 Years of Earlham School of Religion's Ministry of Education

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Grinnell Friends Church, Grinnell, Iowa

1:30 pm Welcome

1:45 pm Workshop: *Discovering the Goal of the Christian Life: Personal and Corporate Transformation – Tim Seid*

When we read the letters of Paul, not as theological treatises but as letters of moral exhortation, we discover Paul was more concerned with the quality of our lives as followers of Jesus than he was about the content of our beliefs. The way we live and think within a community of believers can strengthen our ability to cope in the world and develop our character. Beyond our allegiance to Christ comes our imitation of his endurance of suffering and testing, his concern for the care of others, and the peace and blessedness of participation in the divine life. We need to know what the goal is and how to achieve it together.

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm *Creating Vitality within the Local Congregation (Jay Marshall)*

Many churches and meetings have fond memories of an admirable heritage, but struggle with maintaining vital worship, strong membership, and passionate ministry. This workshop identifies common features shared by vital congregations and offers strategies for creating a energized and committed communities of faith.

5:00 pm Worship

5:30 pm Dinner Festivities

We hope you choose to join us! There is no cost for this event, though reservations are requested. Please RSVP by October 30th to Matthew Mosey by calling 800-432-1377 or email

Event Date: 
11/07/2009 - 1:30pm - 7:00pm