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Ministry Fair

Ministry Fair

Saturday, May 4, 9 – 2pm at The Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Detroit

Ministry Fair is a day full of training, information and sharing, and it continues to be an engaging and life-giving learning opportunity for our diocese. Our theme for 2019 is Fire of Renewal: Sharing God’s Love.  We will explore how your congregation or ministry team can renew the fire in your hearts to live into the way of Love.

This year, we have streamlined the flow of the day to allow for more students and lower cost. Plus, we will be concluding our final workshop session two hours earlier than previous years!  

For a description of each workshop, click here.


8:30 – 9am – Check in
9 – 10:15am – Workshop I

Building Holistic Community in Church and Village: Part 1 – The Rev. Canon Bob Alltop & The Rev. Canon Ron Spann
How to Subvert Your Church: Upending the Things that are Tamping the FireThe Rev. Susan Bock & David Clifford
How to Talk About Money When You’re Not Asking for it The Rev. Chris Harris
Ministry With EveryoneNancy McLaughlin, D.Min.
Sharing God’s Love: We gather on Sunday MorningsThe Rev. Daniel Lawson

10:30 – 11:45 Workshop II

Discerning the Fire Within: What are Your Spiritual Gifts The Rev. Susan Anslow Williams
Genesis, Job, The Sea of Galilee and Climate ChangeAnn Larimore
The Beloved Community, the Paradigm of Domination and the Conflicting Witness of the BibleThe Rev. Joseph Summers
The Good Neighbor Project: Sharing God’s Love with Those in PrisonThe Rev. Dcn. Linda Shafer & Demetrius Titus
Why is it so Hard to Speak About Faith Jo Hartwell & Bella Tirtowalujo

11:45 – 12:45pm Lunch
1 – 2:15pm Workshop III

Building Holistic Community in Church and Village Part 2The Rev. Canon Bob Alltop & The Rev. Canon Ron Spann
Exploring Your Spiritual Journey: Discerning God’s Call to Share God’s LoveKevin McLogan & The Rev. Judith Schellhammer
Incorporating a Health Ministry Into Your CongregationShirley Lappi & Pamela Sherry
Save Our Youth – Sharing God’s Love – Providing Resources and Activities for Those at RiskThe Rev. Dcn. Linda Shafer & Thomas Burke
Transforming Evangelism – The Rev. Vicki Hesse


Download the Ministry Fair Booklet