Missions for the Long Haul: The Necessity of Three Neglected Spiritual Disciplines

Christians have been praying, studying Scripture, serving, and worshiping for centuries, yet many still run out of energy for the long haul. Why? This seminar will propose three neglected spiritual disciplines that are necessary to fulfill our calling, not in short bursts of energy, but till we finish our race.

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MaryKate Morse is professor of leadership and spiritual formation at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. She is the author of Making Room for Leadership. She holds an M.A. in biblical studies and an M.Div. from Western Evangelical Seminary (now George Fox Evangelical Seminary), and her doctorate in leadership from Gonzaga University.

In addition to teaching she also serves as a consultant to churches and organizations in transition or with leadership challenges. She has planted two churches with leadership teams in Portland, Oregon. Along with being a Quaker minister and a trained spiritual director, she also does conference and retreat ministries and mentors leaders.

MaryKate is intrigued by the challenges of formation in Christ; especially for those called to leadership, whether to individual souls as a guide or to church family systems as a pastor.

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