Dozens of church leaders from numerous congregations gathered at First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant on March 10 to participate in “The Big Event.” The keynote speaker, Rev. David Hansen, spoke of his own vulnerabilities as a pastor. His comments resonated with many who gathered to hear him speak. The day was enriched further by 9 workshops where a wide range of topics were discussed – from ministry in our communities to music ministry to the partnership in Ghana. The Big Event provided a BIG opportunity for growth and encouragement!
David Hansen,is the recently retired Pastor of Heritage Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. Hansen has also pastored in Montana, the setting for many of the stories in his book The Art of Pastoring: Ministry Without All the Answers (IVP). Hansen is also author of Loving the Church You Lead: Pastoring with Acceptance and Grace (Baker) and other books. In addition, he’s a contributing editor for Leadership Journal, and is a frequent speaker at pastoral ministry conferences.The Presbytery of Lake Erie invited Hansen to help facilitate “The Big Event” at First Covenant, a day filled with learning and worship. Participates left encouraged, refreshed, and readied for joyful service to our Lord.