So I am still trying to get the hang of this reporting and taking pictures thing. The Transtional Minister Training was wrapping up and I realized I hadn't taken any pictures yet, so I ran downstairs and snapped this one on my camera phone. Admittedly it is not the best, but it captures the essence of what I saw this week.
Cliff Brubaker and Gary Martin have designed a program to train persons in Transitional Ministry. Dan Miller was heavily involved in the process as well. It is a two event training time held in the fall and spring with coaching and mentoring involved in between. We just completed the first round and plan to go again this next year in October.
The great thing I saw was the networking and support between the teachers and the students. To see these folks who often walk with churches in the worst of times or through the heaviest of issues finding connections was very meaningful. The picture shows Cliff and Gary engaged in depth conversation with Frank Kandel and Lois Kauffman, engaged in carrying their passion for the church onward.