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I'm Gonna Preach: Finding Voice in Church and World - Rev. Barbara Essex

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The Theological Education for Leadership (TEL) at Pacific School of Religion is honored to present popular author and church consultant Rev. Barbara J. Essex teaching a preaching class entitled “I’m Gonna Preach: Finding Voice in Church and World”.

Nationally recognized Christian religious leader, speaker, facilitator, and author who focuses on ecumenical ministry efforts for denominations, community organizations, congregations, colleges and seminaries in areas of clergy and vocational training and development, leadership support, cultural issues, social justice, biblical studies, and women's religious initiatives. Published 15+ books and articles reaching out to diverse audiences who respond with appreciative delight and acceptance. Uses collaborative and appreciative inquiry tools to bring appropriate solutions to parishes, seminaries, higher education, and denominational settings.Rev. Essex will provide tremendous insight into historical and contemporary issues related to proclamation in worship.


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Becoming a TEL Host Site is more than simply providing space and access to a virtual classroom experience. As a host site, your congregation can become a community center for gathering adult learners who want to deepen their theological and spiritual knowledge, and explore new avenues of learning and sharing a progressive perspective of Christian faith and practice. Our hope is that TEL host sites will build a community of learners within a regional cohort context.

For further information on how to become a Host Site, contact Rev. Janice Sommerville at jsommerville@psr.edu or 510-849-8284.

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