Lutheran Pastor, the Rev. Emily Scott will be lecturing at Vancouver School of Theology this summer. In “Dreams and Schemes: Creativity, Innovation and Strategy for Church Planters and Renewers” Emily will share some of her experience and wisdom while exploring a six-part process of creation.
Church planting and innovative worship and ministry are exciting components of our diocesan priorities, particularly:
- Our God is a relational God, and so we seek to foster, build and strengthen our relationships with one another in all we do in diocesan, parish and community circles
- Through the action of the Holy Spirit, our God creates the Church as Christ’s continuing presence in and for the world.
Emily Scott visited the Diocese of New Westminster for a learning party, March 10, 2018, and it was a great event. In order to encourage wider participation in this area of ministry, diocesan programming is offering up to 50% cash back for the first 10 persons within the diocese who wish to attend Emily Scott’s course. To redeem this offer just contact Tellison Glover by phone or email ([email protected] or 604-684-6306) and express your intention to attend.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Now here are the details about the course:
Dreams and Schemes: Creativity, Innovation, and Strategy for Church Planters and Renewers [PT527] with Emily Scott
Rooted in the instructor’s experience as a church planter, students will explore a theology of creation and develop skills applicable to any situation in which a new thing is coming into being: from a new ministry for an established congregation to a not-for-profit start-up; together, we will explore a six-part process of creation: void, hunger, vision, reality, identity, and growth.
Emily Scott was the founding pastor of St. Lydia’s Dinner Church in Brooklyn, NY and is currently stewarding a new church community in Baltimore that grows from the faith and witness of LGBTQ+ folks where congregants might encounter the fullness of God’s love for them.
Date Time and Venue
July 8th – 12th, 9am – 12noon at VST
VST keeps the cost of its summer courses as low as possible so that they are accessible to all. The cost to audit a course is $255. To take a course for continuing education certificate credit is $330. Degree tuition follows the regular tuition rates set for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Photos of Emily Scott at the Synod Office, March 10, 2018 by Caitlin Reilley Beck