Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will host its annual Summer Leadership Conference, June 7-10. Participants will explore “Healthy Christian Spirituality” while attending daily workshops and worship services. Keynote speakers include Pete Scazzero, pastor of New Life Fellowship Church and Andrew Purves, professor of Reformed theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Preacher is Nancy Lammers Gross, associate professor and dean of student life at Princeton Theological Seminary. Worship leaders include George Tutwiler, organist-choirmaster and instructor in church music and United Methodist Studies at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and J-La Von Kincaid Sr., pastor of Laketon Heights United Methodist Church.
Lammers Gross will preach each day. Purves will present three lectures on the theme “Lessons from Celtic Christianity” and specifically address “Who Were the Celts?”, “Four Great Celtic Saints”, and “Celtic Practice Today”. Scazzero will present “Emotionally Healthy Spirituality” while discussing “Going Back to Go Forward”, “Slowing Down to Be With God”, and Radical Vision for a Church in the 21st Century.
Registration fee is $105 before April 15, $125 by May 15, and $140 after that date. On-campus housing is available at an additional fee. For more information about this event, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 412-924-1345 or ConEd@testsite.pts.edu.
Scazzero is author of the recently released Emotionally Healthy Spirituality (Thomas Nelson, 2006), a groundbreaking work on the integration of emotional health and contemplative spirituality. He is the founder and senior pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York City, a large, multiracial, international church with more than 65 countries represented. Scazzero is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Seminary (M.Div.) and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Lammers Gross is the Arthur Sarell Rudd Associate Professor of Speech Communication in Ministry and dean of student life at Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned both her M.Div. and Ph.D. from Princeton Seminary. An ordained Presbyterian minister, she has served churches in California and New Jersey. Lammers Gross is the author of If You Cannot Preach Like Paul (Eerdmans, 2002). Purves, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, received degrees in philosophy and divinity from the University of Edinburgh, and a Th.M. degree from Duke Divinity School. Purves completed his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh. Licensed by the Church of Scotland, he came to the U.S. in 1978. His most recent publication is The Crucifixion of Ministry: Surrendering Our Ambitions to the Service of Christ (InterVarsity Press, 2007).
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary is a graduate professional institution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Founded in 1794, the Seminary is located in Pittsburgh, Pa. and approximately 380 students are enrolled yearly in the degree programs. The Seminary prepares leaders who proclaim with great joy God’s message of good news in both word and deed. PTS is rooted in the Reformed history of faithfulness to Scripture and commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.