Wednesday, June 1, 2011
HA Chronicle #2 - The WHWC Conference
Sylvia had been looking forward to this conference for at least 6 months. The North Central Ohio District granted her a district preacher's license for the first time in 2009. Our DS, Rev. Steve Ward, and others have encouraged her to pursue ordination, so she is completing the required pastoral training courses through Nazarene Bible College's online program. The Wesleyan Holiness Women's Clergy Conference would be an opportunity for her to meet with other women who are also following God's call to be a minister of the Gospel. Her prayer partner Mary Beth, joined her for these days of challenge and encouragement. She was able to attend several workshops by her professor from NNU days, Dr. Diane LeClerc, and received some very helpful advice about preaching.
Some of her favorite memories from the conference were: lovely tulips in front of the hotel on her arrival and the lovely "warm" spring weather; the beautifully enacted, historical vignettes of significant women in the history of the holiness movement; uniting of the various holiness denominations in worship and fellowship; and the sometimes unexpected, but very delightful meetings with old friends and new from all around the world.