My Journey into Ministry

My Journey into Ministry

My Discernment Committee completed its responsibilities in October 2011. It recommended to St. Paul Presbytery that I be approved for admittance to the Lay Diaconal Ministry program. Presbytery accepted this recommendation and in turn, forwarded the recommendation to Alberta Northwest Conference I will have an ANW Conference interview in Calgary in April and if accepted, will begin my studies in the summer. Lots of hoops and red tape!

This four-year program is offered in Winnipeg at the Centre for Christian Studies and uses a “learning circle” approach. I will go to school for two weeks, twice a year, and will do distance education throughout the year while working in the community.

I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work at our church and have the experience of working with everyone. Thank you to everyone for the encouragement and prayers for my journey.

Blessings, Joyce Dickson

Grace United Church