Jaylynn Byassee is redefining her role as Minister of Adult Discipleship and Witness at her church.
Byassee said that when she began working at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church this summer, she believed a big part of her role was to help her congregants engage in the Durham community and to “figure out what we can do for the homeless and for the poor.”
When Tolu Sosanya came to Duke Divinity School, she wasn’t interested in the ministry of reconciliation. But her focus shifted after she spent two summers interning with New Song Urban Ministries — a ministry with the mission to “love God and love your neighbor.” New Song seeks to fulfill this mission through providing weekly worship services, affordable housing, quality education, job placements and other services to build up the Sandtown community located in West Baltimore.
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The Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School will host the Duke Summer Institute, a five-day intensive to nourish, renew, and deepen the capacities of Christian leaders in the ministry of reconciliation, justice, and peace.
This year's institute, "The Ministry of Reconciliation in a Divided World," will be limited to 200 participants. It will offer a community of learning among diverse peers and intimate interaction with a leading faculty of practitioners and theologians. Participants will experience in-depth teaching, prayer and worship, shared meals, wrestling with real contexts and challenges, and opportunity to reflect on their own vocation and setting.
Join us Sept. 24-25 for Reconcilers Weekend, a three-day experience of teaching, preaching, and conversation hosted by the Duke Center for Reconciliation on Duke University’s beautiful campus.
InterVarsity Press and the Duke Center for Reconciliation will host a book signing reception from 4:15-5 p.m. on June 3 in Duke Divinity School’s York Room.
The event will focus on authors who have written about reconciliation, including John Perkins, Phileena Heuertz, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Chris Heuertz, Peter Cha, and Center for Reconciliation co-directors Chris Rice and Emmanuel Katongole. The authors’ IVP titles will be offered at a discount, and refreshments will be served.
Follow Duke Divinity School's Summer Institute this week at the Reconcilers blog. Daily updates will include posts from faculty, interviews with participants, and reflections from Center for Reconciliation Co-Director Chris Rice.
Also, see what participants are saying about the Institute on Twitter using the hashtag #CFRInstitute.