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Archive of Past Programs - 2007

Faith, Film and Philosophy: A three-day public lecture series with paper presentations
Sept. 26-29, 2007
Co-sponsored with the Faith and Reason Institute at Gonzaga University
X-Men Producer Ralph Winter
Baylor University Professors Thomas Hibbs and Mike Foley

Certificate in Lay Ministry
Sept. 15, 2007 - June 7, 2008
The Certificate in Lay Ministry Program is designed to help train, equip, and support men and women to serve more effectively as commissioned lay pastors, Christian education directors, lay ministry coordinators, youth leaders, church administrators, church elders and deacons, church office managers, and a variety of other paid and unpaid leadership positions in local congregations.

Diploma in Lay Pastoral Ministry
June 11-15 and June 18-22, 2007
Churches and religious organizations are looking for qualified men and women to serve in non-ordained positions of pastoral leadership in the church. Unfortunately, many otherwise qualified people are reluctant to pursue these positions because the do not feel adequately prepared biblically and theologically, or they find themselves lacking in the practical skills they need to be successful in ministry. Others are already involved in ministry positions but feel limited by their lack of training and ongoing opportunities for development and support.
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Certificate in Lay Ministry
Sept. 16, 2006-June 2, 2007
The Certificate in Lay Ministry Program is designed to help train, equip, and support men and women to serve more effectively as commissioned lay pastors, Christian education directors, lay ministry coordinators, youth leaders, church administrators, church elders and deacons, church office managers, and a variety of other paid and unpaid leadership positions in local congregations.
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An Emergent Mainline Dialogue: Listening to Generations Past, Present, and Future
Nov. 9-10, 2007
Registration Deadline: Nov. 1, 2007

Keynote speakers:
Tony Jones, National Coordinator, Emergent Village
John Franke, Professor of Theology, Biblical Seminary, Hatfield, Penn.
Doug Pagitt, Pastor, Solomon’s Porch, Minneapolis, Minn.
Karen Ward, Pastor, Church of the Apostles, Seattle, Wash.

32nd Annual Whitworth Institute of Ministry
July 9-13, 2007
Our theme this year is "Wisdom from the Scriptures, Wisdom from the Elders," and keynote speakers will be Roberta Hestenes, pastor, educator, author & speaker; Earl Palmer, senior pastor, University Presbyterian Church, Seattle; and Eugene Peterson, best-selling author and translator.
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Certificate in Teaching the Bible
Feb. 1-May 10, 2007
The Certificate in Teaching the Bible Program is designed to give pastors, Sunday-school teachers and lay ministry leaders greater insight into using the Bible more effectively with children, youth and adults.
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Preaching Clinic
Feb. 8-May 17, 2007
Good preaching is at the heart of effective ministry. The preaching clinic provides an opportunity for pastors to come together with peers for the purpose of sharpening preaching skills in a safe and supportive environment. We will talk about the art and dynamics of good preaching and will work at strengthening and honing preaching skills through the use of sermon videotapes and in-class preaching and reflection.
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Jess Walter, author of The Zero, to read at Whitworth
February 20, 2007, 7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall
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Public Lecture by John Roth
March 7, 2007, 7 p.m. Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall

Pastors' Reading Groups
Feb. 6, March 6, April 3, May 1, 2007
This spring we will read "Leadership from the Inside Out: Spirituality and Organizational Change," by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson.
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Pastors' Reading Groups
Oct. 2, Nov. 6, Dec. 4, 2007
This fall we will be reading "An Emergent Manifesto of Hope" by Doug Pagitt and Tony Jones.

Folk Artist Joe Jencks in Concert (left)
April 9, 2007, 7 p.m., Robinson Teaching Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall
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Physics and the God of Abraham Conference
April 16-18, 2007, Gonzaga University and Whitworth Campuses
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