The Calling of Christians Today: Christian Vocation in an Anxious Age

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Grace Church on-the-Hill will be hosting the Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17, 2019. Dr. Willimon will be conferencing with clergy, laity and those discerning their calling and vocation on Saturday (9:30am – 3:30pm) and preaching at the 10am Sunday Eucharist

Schedule of Events: Saturday November 16th
Satuday's Theme is Being Christian Today - the challeges and the joy of being ChristianS

Registration: 9:00am onwards

Morning Prayer: 9:45-10am

Session 1: 10am - 11:30am
The joy of being Christian in the here and now
How can Christians live out our calling in the present age that is full of skepticism and anxiety?

Sandwich Lunch 11:30am - 12:30pm (Book signing during lunch)

Session 2: 12:45pm - 2:15pm
How can clergy/the church help and guide Christians to find their baptismal vocation?(Talk and Q&A within that block of time)

Closing Service: 2:30pm-3:30pm (short meditation)

The Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at the Divinity School, Duke University. He served eight years as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he led the 157,000 Methodists and 792 pastors in North Alabama. For twenty years prior to the episcopacy, he was Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.


He is the author of sixty books. His Worship as Pastoral Care was selected as one of the ten most useful books for pastors in 1979 by the Academy of Parish Clergy. Over a million copies of his books have been sold. In 1996, an international survey conducted by Baylor University named him one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world.


His newest book is Accidental Preacher: A Memoir published by Eerdmans 2019


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Grace Church on-the-Hill is located at 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4V 1X4


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