Current lay readers, new lay readers, hospital visitors, and others from diocese seeking to follow Christ’s call to serve – all gathered for a time of training on August 11 and 12 at St. Augustine Parkland Church in Spruce Grove. Bishop Jane led the training, creating opportunities to interact with each other and with scripture. She encouraged all in the group to push forward to greater understanding and familiarity with scripture, which is a life-long pursuit. The Bishop also inspired each one to discern his or her call and to step into it boldly, trusting Jesus. A previous training weekend was held in June.
The text used in the training weekend is called Christian Foundations: A Grounding for a Life of Faith, published by Wycliffe College. Ideal for personal study, this book will provide a common foundation for all licensed ministries in the diocese of Edmonton. There are still some copies available at the Synod Office for $20.