Dream, Imagine, Hope: My Personal Experience of LEAD 2013

Written By Megan Cochran, a 2012 alumna of McCormick Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Megan currently serves as a pastoral resident at Lake View Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL

Keynote speaker Rev Dr Margaret Aymer

When.  This is the word that Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer’s sermon centered on in the opening worship service at LEAD 2013 on Saturday, March 2, at the First Presbyterian Church of Wheaton, Illinois.  When.  Not if, when.  Four hundred people gathered together, preparing to head off to 16 different morning workshops and 15 different afternoon workshops ranging in topic from clerk of session training to issues of intercultural skills, the new hymnal, intentional worship and ministry with “MIA” youth.  Before we separated to search out our workshop rooms, the group of us: older and younger, lay leaders and ordained leaders, urban, suburban and rural dwellers gathered for worship.  And Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer talked to us about this word: when. Read the full article on mccormick.edu »

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LEAD (Leadership, Education and Development for the Whole Church) is an annual event that offers a full day of practical training for Chicago area Presbyterians and others. LEAD is made possible by a covenant partnership between Chicago Presbytery’s Empower Ministry Mission Priority Leadership Team, McCormick Theological Seminary and a host church.  The LEAD Mission Team begins planning the event each summer. To learn more about LEAD and how you can be a part of LEAD 2014, contact the Rev. Grayson Van Camp, moderator, at vancamps@earthlink.net.

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