Before going into ministry, Wendy worked in the areas of sales, sales management and marketing. Her background has now translated itself into “gentle evangelism” which she loves to share with others. This theme of “gentle evangelism” is common to all her workshops.
Wendy has served in 2 rural parishes and is currently serving in the rural yet slightly urban thinking parish of St. James in Caledon East. By instilling her strong belief in the power of the hospitality of the kingdom of God into the hearts and minds of the people in the congregations, and the power of God working in them and through them, churches have grown significantly.
Workshops offered by Wendy
- Hospitality of the Kingdom of God Today: in this workshop we take an in-depth look at hospitality as it is presented to us in Holy Scripture and then we establish ways in which this hospitality may become a part of the DNA of our congregations. Hospitality of the Kingdom is absolutely essential, it defines who we are as Christians, therefore we must ensure that we do it very well. (5 hours)
- Mobilizing Laity: sometimes it seems that it is always the same people doing all the work in our churches, yet we know how important it is to encourage one another in the work of our Lord. This workshop will allow us to explore a variety of ways in which to encourage, equip and enable others to become involved. (5 hours)
- Your Community and the Sending Out? This workshop gives us an opportunity to think about what it means to be a community in Christ. Even though we may be a perfectly good community it is always good and healthy to check in and make sure that we are on track with God’s plan for us and for who we are as His community. The sending out section allows us to look at the humbling reality that we are all sent out in Jesus’ name. What does that mean, and how does that work in your community? (can be done in 3 hours)
- Rural Realities: Church life within a rural setting presents some unique opportunities and challenges. In this workshop we consider all aspects of the rural church. We look to scripture for insight and revelation. Jesus did most of his ministry in rural settings and small towns. We develop a base of ideas with which to move forward. (can be done in 3 hours)