Striving to be a more effective and prepared servant
From early on in life my desire has been to follow God and serve Him in any capacity that was available to me. My grandparents, who actively involved me in the spiritual life of our family, raised me in a Christian household.
I accepted Christ as my personal savior when I was nine years old. As a teenager I felt a strong, consuming desire to do more with my life, especially as it related to life within the local church. After much prayer and spiritual counseling, I answered the call to preach when I was 16 and delivered my first sermon when I was 17, becoming the fourth generation of pastors/ministers in my family. Eventually, my responsibilities within the local church increased. I have served as Youth Minister, Associate Minister, Assistant Pastor, Interim Pastor, and Senior Pastor in churches in Missouri and Texas.
Midrash and a Meal
You are invited to Central Baptist Seminary Alumni/ae Association's
Midrash & a Meal
Alumni/ae and friends are invited throughout the year for a meal and discussion of a book pre-selected by Central faculty/staff/alums, who will also facilitate the discussion. So far these have been convened by Dr. Molly T. Marshall, Dr. Terry Rosell, Dr. Richard P. Olson, and Dr. David May.
We hope you will plan to participate in the next discussion which is Thursday, January 30, with Central DMin student Rev. Wallace Smith and Central Alum Tyler Tankersley. They will discuss A Faith of Their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's Adolescents by
Here are the schedule and more information:
Schedule for January 30:
11:00 a.m. – Lunch
11:15 a.m. – Discussion
2:00 p.m. – Activities Conclude
Conveners: Wallace Smith, Pastor of Journey Community Church and CBTS DMin student, and Tyler Tankersley, Associate Pastor of Second Baptist Church in Liberty, MO, and 2012 CBTS alum.
Book: A Faith of Their Own: Stability and Change in the Religiosity of America's Adolescents by
Click here to order it from Amazon.
Place: Library of Central Baptist Theological Seminary - Shawnee Campus
Meal: Bring your lunch with you
For scholarship opportunities, contact Rev. Derek Varney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you read the book yet? Would you like to share your initial reflections on it? If so, send your reflection to Robin Sandbothe at email@example.com.
See you there!!!
Watch for the schedule for upcoming Midrash & a Meal events! Mark your calendar, start reading, and plan to join us for some lively discussions.
April - Convener will be Dr. Laura Moore - watch for updates about the date and book
Click here for reflections on the upcoming and past Midrash & a Meal events
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