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January Symposium Topic:

Cultural Engagement in the Process of Making Disciples


Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Trinity School for Ministry - Commons Room (same place as Sept. session)
311 11th St.
Ambridge, PA 15003
(Free Parking is available on 11th st)


Bishop Hobby, along with others, will be facilitating a conversation around questions raised by the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20), such as:

  • What implications can we draw from the fact that the Great Commission is given to a community; and from the fact that communities (“the nations”) are in view?
  • What exactly does it mean to “disciple the nations”? How does one do it? What are the key dynamics of the process?
  • What do the three participles (going, baptizing, teaching) tell us about Jesus’ vision?
  • How do the descriptive phrases that describe baptism (“into the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit”) and teaching (“to obey all that I have commanded”) shape our understanding and practice?
  • Why does Jesus set His commission in the context of His authority (v.18 ) and His presence (v. 20)? What does that mean for us?

Our conversation will include trying both to describe clearly what we mean by discipleship and to establish a way of assessing the various tools and curricula already available.


$15 - includes continental breakfast and lunch
$25 - registration for January & May sessions



 Upcoming Discipleship Symposiums

This Symposium is one of three similar events designed to help members of the Diocese develop deeper meanings and patterns of discipleship. The next event in the series are:

  • May 5 - "Patterns of Making Disciples"

The cost to attend any of the Symposiums is $15, but you may register for the next 2, for $25. 

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