Duke Divinity School will host a day of discernment for laity, community, and church leaders considering engagement in the new Neighborhood Seminary pilot program in the Northern Piedmont District of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The "Come & Discern" day will follow a typical Neighborhood Seminary session, with worship, team-taught class, spiritual formation class, and spiritual formation small groups, along with orientation and a directed discernment time. Dean Elaine A. Heath will be among the day’s leaders, teaching on the theme of “Neighborhood Theology.”
The Neighborhood Seminary program provides robust theological, spiritual, and missional formation to equip lay people to engage in their home, neighborhood, workplace, and community. Led by an integrated team of Duke scholars, community practitioners, and trained spiritual directors, participants will meet monthly over two years for classroom work, as well as community practicums and spiritual direction. The program is supported by the Parish Ministry Fund. Lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend.
Pre-registration is required. Registration closes Sept. 6.