Join us for fellowship and thought-provoking conversations as we take Adult Formation On The Road. We have several opportunities for you to gather with other parishioners and attend one or more of the Faith & Life Lecture Series.
This series exists to create welcoming and accessible public forums for members of the Twin Cities community to hear nationally known speakers reflect on how Christian faith is related to different dimensions of everyday life. The talks are always free public events. The lectures typically last about 50 minutes, followed by a brief period for Q&A after the presentation by the speaker. All of the lectures are held at St. Philip the Deacon in Plymouth.
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Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM | Speaker: Jo Saxton
Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, leadership coach, church planter and visionary, who empowers women, challenges societal stereotypes and helps people discover who they truly are, by seeing themselves the way God sees them. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, Jo brings a multi-cultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served on staff in multiple churches in the United Kingdom and the United States. A sought-after speaker, Jo has spoken at colleges/universities, churches and acclaimed national conferences including: Q, IF: Conference, Catalyst and faith-based gatherings across the U.S., U.K., and Australia. Notably, Jo Saxton has also been featured at the esteemed National Day of Prayer. o is the author of two well-received books; More than Enchanting: Breaking Through Barriers to Influence Your World, and High Heels and Holiness: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Living Life Well. More than Enchanting discusses the central role of women in the church and society and High Heels and Holiness is a discipleship guide for young adult women.
Faith & Sanctuary: The Power of Justice Enterprise
Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM | Speaker: Becca Stevens
Becca Stevens is an author, speaker, priest, social entrepreneur and founder and president of Thistle Farms. After experiencing the death of her father and subsequent child abuse when she was five, Becca longed to open a sanctuary for survivors offering a loving community. In 1997, five women who had experienced trafficking, violence, and addiction were welcomed home. Twenty years later, the organization continues to welcome women with free residences that provide housing, medical care, therapy and education for two years. Residents and graduates earn income through one of four social enterprises. Thistle Farms’ global market helps employ more than 1800 women worldwide, and the national network has more than 40 sister communities.
Faith & Simplicity: Living a Just-Right Life
Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM | Speaker: Tsh Oxenreider
Tsh Oxenreider is the founder and main voice of The Art of Simple, a community site that celebrates living slowly and with passion, and is the host of the top-ranked podcast The Simple Show. She’s the author of At Home in the World, Notes from a Blue Bike, One Bite at a Time, and Organized Simplicity, and she thinks a library card, a Netflix subscription, and a passport are some of the greatest parenting tools in the universe. Tsh and her vagabonding family once traveled around the world for a school year, and they love exploring new cultures together. They currently live in central Texas, near Austin, but several dots around the globe have also been called home (and she dreams of one day living in Stars Hollow). Together, they love to travel, read books, go camping, and make homemade pizza for family movie night.