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The Rostered Ministers Continuing Education group is pleased to announce the Fall 2022 event presenter: The Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. This event will take place on Monday, October 17, 2022, at St. John Lutheran Church, Joliet, IL.

Dr. Gafney is a womanist biblical scholar and the Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Professor Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas.

Registration is now open for the Fall 2022 Rostered Ministers Continuing Education Event “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church,” with the Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

The Rostered Ministers Continuing Education group is pleased to announce the Fall 2022 event “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church” with presenter the Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. This event will take place on Monday, October 17, 2022, at St. John Lutheran Church, 2650 Plainfield Road, Joliet IL 60435. Dr. Gafney is a womanist biblical scholar and the Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Professor Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information on Dr. Gafney, please click on her name at the beginning of this paragraph.

“A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church” will focus towards equipping ministerial leaders with both the scholarship and practical suggestions and tools to use the Womanist lectionary in our ministerial contexts.

This event is a one-day workshop that will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m.

This event has a tiered registration fee in hope that “A Women’s Lectionary for the Whole Church” can be accessible to all interested parties. On the registration form (below), you will find several options in terms of cost. Please choose the option that works best for you.

  • Tier A—$135: The Tier A cost of $135 will cover the actual cost of the event, including lunch, and will also contribute a portion of this fee to support someone else’s participation.
  • Tier B—$110: The Tier B cost of $110 will cover the actual cost of the event, including speaker, snacks, lunch, etc.
  • Tier C—$85: The Tier C cost of $85 will contribute to the cost of the event and is partially subsidized by donations from supporters* and those who choose the Tier A option.
  • Tier D—$60: The Tier D cost of $60 will contribute to the cost of the event and is more fully subsidized by donations from supporters* and those who choose the Tier A option.

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There are scholarships available for NIS Rostered Ministers through the Northern Illinois Synod Rostered Ministers Continuing Education/Sabbatical Grant fund. The application is found at https://nisynod.org/rostered-ministers-continuing-education-grant.

Registration closes October 13, 2022. 

*If a congregation or individual wishes to be a supporter of this event by sending a check, please e-mail Pastor Julie Monnard at jmonnard@nisynod.org.

Other information:

  • Lunch will be catered from a local establishment. The box lunch includes a 8” sandwich, chips, pickle spear, and a cookie. Gluten-free, vegetarian and diary-free options are available. To order one of these specialty lunches, please indicate your preference on the registration form. If you have any questions regarding the lunch options, please contact Pastor Bree Truax at pastorimmanuelrf@gmail.com.
  • Snacks and beverages: Beverages and snacks will be provided.
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