Join us on Wednesday, November 18, at 5:00 pm EST as we gather to celebrate Dr. Sandra T. Montes, Interim Director of Worship, and the release of her new book, Becoming REAL: And Thriving in Ministry.
In this virtual evening of song and reflection, we will hear from guest speakers Pamela Cooper-White, Kelly Brown Douglas ’82, ’88, Cláudio Carvalhaes ’07, and Miguel Escobar ’10. Speakers will reflect on the book’s first four chapters, and Dr. Montes will be available for questions and answers, before an online reception.
Date: Wednesday, November 18
Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm EST
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About the Book
If congregations were to look outside their doors, they may find that the people who need the good news don’t look like them and that the way to engage them is by having ministries that are REAL. REAL ministry is respectful relationships, excellence, authenticity, and love. This easy-to-understand perspective on relationships can be implemented in any setting with any group. To continue the mandate, Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, we have to have relationships with those whom God has put in our neighborhoods.
Written in both English and Spanish, each chapter contains a study guide with Bible verses and reflection questions. The author also offers real anecdotes and examples of what to do and what not to do so that when using the REAL rubric with any group of people, you can emulate Jesus and bring the good news to them. Church leaders wanting to be more inclusive or trying to grow in their changing neighborhood will find this book a welcome resource.