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God is most fully revealed in Jesus’ descent from a position of power and privilege to one of service and solidarity with the poor and excluded of his day.
God meets us in our encounters with the vulnerable and the weak: inmates, immigrants, and other outsiders. God challenges, teaches and calls us through our excluded neighbors.
Unfortunately, there are more and more people who find themselves outside the Christian community, unable to participate in or benefit from the transformational power of God's Word.
People marginalized due to race, social class, language, lifestyle, legal status often reach the conclusion that God is against them and that they are not welcome in the Church.
Mainstream church people find few opportunities to authentically encounter people at the margins. Such fruitful encounters can transform the church's worship, ministries, theology and biblical interpretation.
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Theological education is especially exciting when people from the mainstream and the margins come together and discover a Gospel that is real and visible, enabling both groups to discover their vocation, serving together as Christ's body in the world.
The People’s Seminary is an ecumenical learning center for scripture study and theology, rooted in active ministry in solidarity with people on the margins.
The People's Seminary offers three levels of courses:
• To people on the margins
The People's Seminary is committed to training leaders among people on the margins. Mentoring is available in reading, the Bible, theological reflection, worship leading, pastoral accompaniment, advocacy and other ministry skills.
• To congregations and pastors
The People's Seminary seeks to sensitize and train congregations and pastoral leadership about issues and skills related to ministry on the margins. We provide a safe place for transformational encounters between the mainstream and the excluded, and seek to bring this offering to other sites as well! The People's Seminary offers a number of courses that can be hosted at your school, church, or other venue. Click the link below to see a list of available offerings.
for more information about the People's Seminary,
call 360-755-5299, or click on the upcoming events link at right.
Tierra Nueva • PO Box 161, Burlington, WA 98233
360-755-0768 • email@example.com