Jesus went about all the cities and villages...preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom and teaching them many things in parables. When asked by His disciples why He spoke in parables, Jesus replied: to you it has been given to know the secrets of the Kingdom of Heaven and to know what has been hidden since the foundation of the world.
By teaching us this wisdom Jesus intended that every disciple, especially those whom He has called to be shepherds of His people, become a "wise scribe" -- trained for the kingdom (Matthew 13:52) -- who is able to help people make sense of their life story in light of His stories (that is, the parables of Jesus).
In order to equip us to understand the meaning and application of this teaching from Jesus, Dr. Jeff Kloha will conduct two days of teaching on the parables of Jesus at our 2016 Spring Pastors' Conference.
Venue: Trinity Lutheran Church, 131 Mountain Way, Morris Plains, NJ
Host Pastor: Rev. David Behm...(973) 538-7606...email
Dates: May 6 (Friday) and May 7 (Saturday), 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. (four sessions each day)
+ 8:30 a.m. -- 9:00 a.m. -- gathering time, with a light breakfast
+ 9:00 a.m. -- 9:15 a.m. -- opening devotion
+ 9:15 a.m. -- 10:30 a.m. -- session #1
+ 10:30 a.m. -- 10:45 a.m. -- break
+ 10:45 a.m -- Noon -- session #2
+ 12:00 p.m. -- 12:45 p.m. -- lunch
+ 12:45 p.m. -- 2:00 p.m. -- session #3
+ 2:00 p.m. -- 2:15 p.m. -- break
+ 2:15 p.m. -- 3:30 p.m. -- session #4
It is my hope that you will join Dr. Kloha and be blessed with this wisdom from the teaching ministry of Jesus.
ALSO, please reserve on your calendar the two days of teaching that Dr. Jeff Gibbs will bring to your pastoral ministry as he teaches on "discipleship in the Gospel of Matthew" -- June 16-17, 2016 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1640 Amwell Road, Somerset, NJ (four sessions on Thursday and four sessions on Friday)