ploads/2012/06/sara-miles.jpg” width=”180″ height=”254″ /> Author Sara Miles will be the special guest presenter at the Making Disciples Conference.

The Episcopal School for Ministry invites everyone to share a day of faith, fellowship and food at the 2012 Making Disciples Conference.

This year’s conference is Holy Food and Groceries: Exploring the Connections between Worship and Service and will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 from 8:30 a.m. till 3 p.m. at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Ellisville.

Our special guest presenter will be Sara Miles, founder and director of The Food Pantry at St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. She is also the author of Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion and Jesus Freak: Feeding Healing Raising the Dead.

Ms. Miles became a Christian at the age of 46 when she ate a piece of bread and took a sip of wine in a church. That first Holy Communion changed her life. Since that time, she has created a food ministry that serves thousands, has written books and leads workshops around the country to help others benefit from her radical conversion.

Our conference will feature the following workshops led by Ms. Miles:

  • Finding God in Bread and Wine: How worship and service are connected.
  • Expressing Our Values in Liturgy and in Outreach: How to understand, organize and participate in worship and service that helps transform individuals and communities.

We’ll also enjoy a lunch prepared and served by the outreach food ministry at Christ Episcopal Church from Cape Girardeau and we’ll celebrate Holy Eucharist with the Rt. Rev. Wayne Smith, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, presiding.

The cost of the conference is $20 per person, or $150 for a group of 10 registering together.

Register today to be a part of this transformational workshop! Click on this link to download registration information: Making Disciples information and registration.

About ESM

The Episcopal School for Ministry is a community of faith, forming disciples of Jesus for all the ministries of the baptized. The school provides options for those called to ordination and also for those seeking to develop their skills as lay ministers. The Interim Dean of the School is the Rev. Beverly Van Horne. The Rev. Dan Handschy will begin as the school’s new Dean this fall. Learn more about the school and our mission at: http://www.diocesemo.org/formation/episcopalschoolforministry.htm

For more information about this event, please contact Janis Greenbaum.

 

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