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Disciple Making Church Conference
There’s always that first time—that time in ministry when a pastor’s expectations go unmet.
It happened inevitably to the Rev. Jeff Eddings, who in 2004 co-founded the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community together with a United Methodist colleague, the Rev. Jim Walker, in the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
As flameless candles cast faint shadows on the walls, worshipers at the Disciple-Making Church Conference entered the meeting room—transformed into sacred space—on the evening of January 18 prepared to experience a unique service inspired by the Japanese art form of Kintsugi.
To hear the Rev. Jeff Eddings tell it, St. Ignatius of Loyola had quite a checkered past. Eddings, a co-founder of the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community in Pittsburgh, whose own spiritual life has been profoundly shaped by the teachings of St. Ignatius, is here to keynote the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s annual Disciple-Making Church Conference.
As pastors and church leaders regularly navigate the daily landscape of life and ministry under tremendous pressure and stress, they may have found themselves carrying more than their usual share to the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s annual Disciple-Making Church Conference that began on January 16.
There is still time to register for the 2017 Disciple-Making Church Conference, “Abide in Me… A Spiritual Purging,” to be held January 16–19, 2017, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
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As part of its ongoing mission to foster a culture of discipling—central to Christian life and practice—the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s office of Evangelism announced plans for its annual Disciple Making Church Conference.