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“God’s calling me to something more”

2019-07-15T22:38:54-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Mission Support Stories, News|Tags: |

“God’s calling me to something more”

Brad Alexander has spent the last thirteen years working as a purchasing agent for a company that installs windows, exterior doors, mirrors, and bath accessories for new construction homes. On most Sunday mornings, you can find Brad at Redeemer, Gastonia, where he’s the congregation council president, an adult Sunday school teacher, and more. (Just don’t look for him in the choir; he’s not a singer.) Victor Parrish is a retired barber and hair stylist; he’s also a lifelong church musician. Victor has been the pianist at The Arbor, Lexington, for about 16 years and helps lead all the

Lay Preaching Program commissions first cohort

2019-07-15T10:08:20-04:00May 31st, 2019|Categories: Assembly News, News|Tags: |

first cohort of NC Synod lay preachers, 2019

Lay Preaching Program commissions first cohort

“Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true, where all God’s Children dare to seek, to dream God’s reign anew.” All are Welcome, ELW 641

What do an insurance salesman, a paramedic, an HR rep, a teacher, and a church musician have in common? Well, in the North Carolina Synod, they preach.

On Thursday, May 30, the first cohort of the Lay Preaching Certification Program was commissioned for ministry in the North Carolina Synod. These lay preachers are endorsed and sent by Bishop Tim Smith