An Invitation to Service
The 2018 Inquirer’s Day of Reflection will be Saturday, December 1, 2018 at St. Stephen’s, Lexington. This day retreat is sponsored by your SC Synod and hosted by the Invitation to Service Committee.
It is designed for all Inquirers who are interested in attending seminary, and for those who will take this journey with them, including but not limited to spouse, pastor, and family members.
Whether or not you have started filling out the application to Seminary or the paperwork for the candidacy process you are encouraged to come and spend this day learning more about what you might expect at seminary and what the candidacy process includes.
Throughout the day you will participate in conversation centered around a variety of presentations.
You will learn about the different tracks rostered leaders may take; what life as a rostered leader could look like; and financial and family issues that most rostered leaders face.
This day together begins the significant relationship between the inquirer (their family members and congregation), and the candidacy committee, building a foundation for the years and process to come.
Spouses/significant others and your pastor are encouraged to attend. Please invite your Pastor to join you for this significant day of conversation and reflection. The day begins with coffee and fellowship at 9:00am, followed by our presentation panels. We will wrap up by 2:00pm. Lunch will be provided.
PLEASE register so we can ensure enough materials and food are available. Please RSVP to Pastor Ginny Aebischer by email: (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Jenny Spearen by telephone 803-765-0590 no later than Thursday, November 15, 2018.
Join the conversation:
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
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