If you read the January edition of “First Day” (posted on 1/14), you know that things are evolving with Oboedire. I have a couple of reminders to share today, a new venture, and an update….
(1) The reminder that NewPastors launched this morning at 1:00 a.m. You do not have to be a clergyperson to access it or (hopefully) benefit from it. I do hope you’ll begin to check it out…and…tell others about it. Blogs grow by word-of-mouth.
(2) I have accepted Dr. Paul Chilcote’s invitation to teach in the Doctor of Ministry program at Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, OH. One of the concentrations is called “Wesleyan Practices.” I will teach the course on Wesleyan Spirituality. I will teach it this September 23-26. If a DMin that specifically connects your life and ministry to the Wesleyan tradition is attractive, go to the seminary website for more information under the “Doctor of Ministry” sidebar: http://seminary.ashland.edu. It would be great to have you in the class.
(3) I continue to ponder and organize my thoughts in relation to a School of Attentive Formation–a possible online educational component of Oboedire. Determining the scope and content of an initial course–plus how it might fit into a larger vision of formation–takes time. I am mentioning it this month only to let you know I have not abandoned the idea.
Well….that’s it for now. The subscriber family continues to grow, as do the number of daily visits. I take this to mean that Oboedire is meeting a need, and for that I thank God. I thank God too for your presence in this ongoing journey.