Join us on September 19th as we welcome Elizabeth Madeo to IPS for our Call to Ministry Series.
Jesus was never quoted saying “Come, follow me, I will make you ministers of parishes.” The truth is that even Jesus changed his language in order to relate to his audience by using words such as “sheep, fishers, sowers”. There is an intrinsic invitation within humanity that the church has named “call”. While the church has coined the phrase “call to ministry”, does this term truly call forth disciples to be who God created them to be? Or do millennials first need to realize that the same intrinsic tug that they notice is simply calling them into discipleship and for some, resulting in ministry within a parish setting? Why does ministry imply “church work” when ministry is the fruit of discipleship, that includes all majors and all professions?
Elizabeth graduated from Saint Mary College in Leavenworth, Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry and has been the Director of Children and Youth Ministries at her parish in Kearney, Missouri for eleven years. She completed a master’s degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame and became an adjunct professor at the University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth providing workshops, training sessions and retreats across the country.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH · 7:00 PM TO 9:00 PM
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