S3 small group applications available; deadline July 1
S3 is a collaborative, small group, action-learning experience for clergy that helps sustain and promote excellence in ordained ministry. Participants develop and implement a two year small group learning experience focused on three areas: Sabbath, Study, and Service. S3 groups are self-selected and self-directed: participants choose the members of their group and develop their group’s S3 learning project (with direction from the S3 project committee).
“The S3 experience is the difference between wandering through a barren land all alone or travelling with deeply loyal friends,” said Rev. Creede Hinshaw.
The deadline for submitting applications is July 1, 2014. If a group is selected to participate in the S3 program, participants will be invited to Epworth By The Sea for an orientation retreat in September. Approved groups will receive funding through the South Georgia Order of the Elders S3 program, which will provide $500 per person, per year, for the two years of the group’s learning process, to be used according to the approved learning experience.
Detailed information and an application can be found at www.sgaumc.org/s3sabbathstudyservice. Contact Dr. Jimmy Asbell, S3 director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-745-3331.