Vocational Discernment and the Will of God: A Relational View
Christians at all stages of life wrestle with matters of vocation: "What is God calling me to do with the next chapter of my life?"
What we need is practical guidance for discerning well, in the midst of uncertainty and change in the church and in our social environment. And we need encouragement — for young people as they embark on their adult lives, for those in mid-life as they make sense of their options (and limitations) and for those entering their senior years — as we enter this new chapter in our lives.
ACTS Lifestyle, 18 Cross Street B1-05, China Square Central, S 048423
5th - 6th February 2009
7:30 - 9:30 pm
S$30 (Early Bird fee if you register before 5 January 2009: S$25)
To register, please email to email@example.com
About the speaker:
Dr. Gordon T. Smith is the president of reSource Leadership International, an agency that seeks to foster excellence in theological education in the developing world. He assumed this position in 2003 after a period of service as the Vice President and Academic Dean of Regent College, in Vancouver, Canada, where he also had a teaching appointment in Spiritual Theology (and he continues to teach part time at Regent).
Prior to joining the faculty of Regent College, Gordon was the Dean and taught theology at Canadian Theological Seminary (Regina, Canada) and Alliance Biblical Seminary (Manila, Philippines). He has served in pastoral appointments; as the senior pastor of a congregation in Ontario Canada and an international congregation in the Philippines. Along the way he has also had a number of part-time and interim preaching assignments for congregations in transition.
His work as an academic administrator has been complemented by his research, writing and teaching in the areas of systematic and spiritual theology. His particular area of interest is the theology of religious experience and in this connection he has published a number of works:
A Holy Meal: the Lord's Supper in the Life of the Church (Baker, 2005)
The Voice of Jesus: Discernment, Prayer and the Witness of the Spirit (IVPress, 2003).
Beginning Well: Christian Conversion and Authentic Transformation. IVPress, 2001.
Courage and Calling: Embracing Your God-Given Potential. IVPress, 1999.
Gordon completed his Master of Divinity at Canadian Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. at the Loyola School of Theology, the Ateneo de Manila University. He is an active member of a number of professional societies, including the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association and the American Academy of Religion
He is married to Joella, and together they have two grown sons.
HT: Sze Seng