HFMSG Conference November 10-13, 2019

Update March 2019

Harpers Ferry Ministerial Study Group

The Harpers Ferry Ministerial Study Group will be gathering on Sunday, November 10, 2019 through Wednesday, November 13, 2019. We start at 7:30 for worship.  You are on your own for dinner prior to arriving.  Check-in begins at 6:30 pm.

“Ministry in Place”

How does, or did, a sense of place inform your ministry?

 A “Sense of Place” may be shaped by factors such as a location’s geology and ecology; its people-history (its original native peoples, immigrants, enslavers, enslaved and then free people, migrations, and population shifts in age, class, race and ethnicity); its regional culture; its major industries; and the existing or impending impacts of development and climate change there. Any one or more of these factors may have had a role in the founding of your congregation or community ministry setting, its evolution, its resiliency (or lack thereof), and its future potential.

 We will meet again at the Claggett Conference Center, near Frederick, MD.  We have intentionally planned a program of sharing ministry stories with one another. Further information will be forthcoming.