Growing Chapel: The Collective Gathering
In this Growing Chapel, we will hear Lynnlee Moser as she issues a challenge students from all vocations and academic areas of study to discover their place of calling and service in the world..
WHEN: Thursday, February 1, at 9:30 am - 10:30 am
WHERE: Bell Cultural Events Center, 2020 E. Sheridan, Olathe, KS 66062
On Thursday, February 1st the university will host “The Collective Gathering at MNU” a special Growing Chapel scheduled at 9:30 a.m. in the Bell Cultural Events Center. The purpose of this chapel will be to challenge students from all vocations and academic areas of study to discover their place of calling and service in the world. This opportunity is not limited to ministry students and I want to encourage all students to attend and learn how they can combine their vocational calling with service and engagement in emerging congregations. This is the third year for this exciting event and it precedes a major regional church planting training conference on our campus.
Lynnlee Moser, Director of NexGen/The Collective will be among our featured speakers for this event. She is responsible for leadership of this project throughout Nazarene Higher Education for the USA/Canada Region of the Church of the Nazarene. District leaders and pastors from our nine state region will participate in a “ministry fair” to provide students with information regarding opportunities for employment in their area following graduation and will help them find a place of service in a local church. Regardless of professional vocations, emerging churches need the support and involvement of those who can share their unique gifts and talents whether it be children’s ministry, worship, audio, visual or youth work. Districts and churches will have displays and information presenting their opportunities and representatives will be there to highlight specific needs. Students are encouraged to visit the displays and discover ways that they can combine their vocation with local church ministry.
In addition to the chapel program, The Collective will sponsor a free dinner in the Bell Cultural Events Center at 6:00 p.m. to connect students with district leaders and local pastors who may provide direction for post-graduation plans. Last year over 100 students participated in this special event. Essentially this provides an opportunity for students to find employment in communities and at the same time find rewarding avenues for ministry and service to a local church.
The Collective has a website that lists regional ministry opportunities and a registry for students to post their contact information if they are interested in relocating to a specific location.
Please note that this program is not limited to ministry majors, but is an open invitation to all students from all academic areas to explore opportunities for employment following graduation and also find exciting ways to engage and become involved in the ministries of local churches.
Students from all majors and departments are encouraged to attend this special event and to explore the amazing opportunities that God may set before them.
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