Classroom learning is absolutely necessary. However, our desire is to remove the classroom walls and include learning outside that space. With this in mind, we have implemented Pulse days: each Wednesday we examine different aspects of our “spiritual” pulse.
HEAD days—expand our minds by looking at specific topics that equip us for Christian ministry. In a recent Head day, we learned about a Christian's place in the political sphere.
HEART days—focus on our hearts as we are spiritually formed to become more Christ-like. Heart days include our spiritual emphasis times such as Ignite, Infuse, and Incite.
HANDS days—allow us to put our faith into practice. Hands days give us opportunity to engage in Serve Sussex and Serve New Brunswick, that take us to places like shelters, food pantries, prisons, nursing homes, police and fire stations, etc.
HABITS days—lead us to consider how we can practice our faith in our own lives. Habits days see us attending an annual retreat and learning how to be wise financial stewards.
Spring 2018 Pulse Schedule
|10||Head||Rev. Brent Dongell||Pulse Director, Program Director, Youth Ministry|
|Introduction & Sanctifying Context||Dr. Steve Lennox||President|
|24||Heart||Rev. Garrett Howell||Founder & CEO, Awaken Ministries, Marion, IN|
|31||Habits||Rev. Scott Prime & Team||Pastoral Staff, New Hope Wesleyan Church, Truro, NS|
|Team Ministry Coaching|
|7||Habits||Rev. Richard Starks||Pastor, Independent Entrepreneur; Alumnus|
|Healthy Habits in Marriage, Dating, & Being Single|
|21||No Pulse||Monday Class Schedule|
|28||Hands||Pulse Group Leaders|
|7||No Pulse||March Break|
|"Winning the Friend, not just the Argument: How to Defend, and Commend, the Faith Today"|
|21||Heart||Rev. David Horne||Europe Area Director, Global Partners, The Wesleyan Church|
|28||Head||Dr. John Stackhouse Jr.||Professor, Crandall University, Moncton, NB|
|4||Heart||Ms. Heather Harman||Executive Director, Open Door Centre, Halifax, NS|
|Ms. Christina Wheeler||Program Development Coordinator|
|What We Can Do About Sex Trafficing in the Maritimes|
|11||Head/Heart||Rev. Dr. LD Buckingham||CEO - Buckingham Leadership Institute, Moncton, NB; Alumnus|
|Leading from a place of Security & Self-Worth|
|18||No Pulse||Snow Make-Up Day|
|25||No Pulse||Catch Up Day|
Our group served at the Golden Years Fellowship at Penobsquis Baptist Church. We acted out a small skit and then followed that with a devotional and some fun games. The guest speaker approached me afterward and asked if we would do our skit at the Memory Cafe, a monthly meeting for those with Alzheimer’s. We are now in the process of making that happen.