REIGNITE 2013 will explore the theme, “Resilience in Ministry: The Long-term Life of Women and Men in Ministry.” What are the practices and attitudes that enable us to stay the course? What do we need to build in our lives to last?
Gordon and Gail MacDonald will lead us in exploring our resilience. Gordon is currently serving as Chancellor of Denver Seminary. He is an author, speaker, and teacher, and was a pastor for more than 40 years, serving most recently as the senior minister at Grace Chapel, Lexington, Massachusetts. He has written more than 12 books and co-authored others with his wife, Gail, who has also written on her own. Some of their key titles are: Ordering Your Private World, Renewing Your Spiritual Passion, Who Stole My Church?, A Resilient Life, Going Deep, If Those Who Reach Could Touch, High Call/High Privilege, In His Everlasting Arms and Building Below the Water Line.
Gordon and Gail, married 49 years, live on an old farm they call Peace Ledge in Canterbury, New Hampshire. Their great satisfaction is in their two married children and five grandchildren. The MacDonalds are also hikers, bikers, kayakers, and voracious readers.
This year’s ReIgnite is co-sponsored by Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM). One expression of this partnership is that Sam Chaise, CBM’s General Secretary, will be our worship leader. Beyond his current role, Sam has been a pastor and worship leader for many years in churches in Western Canada.