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.
Fall 2017 Pulse Schedule
|Date||Speaker||Introduction of Speakers|
|Wednesday||6||Head (Caton’s Island)||Rev. Brent Dongell||Pulse Director & Program Director of Youth Ministry|
|Wednesday||13||Habits (Habits & Spiritual Exercises)||Rev. Brent Dongell||Pulse Director & Program Director of Youth Ministry|
|Wednesday||20||Heart (Ignite)||Dr. Colleen Derr||President, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN|
|Wednesday||27||Hands (Serve New Brunswick)|
|Wednesday||4||Head (Biblical Worldview)||Dr. Ralph Enlow||President, Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), Orlando, FL|
|Wednesday||12||No Pulse||Canadian Thanksgiving Break|
|Wednesday||18||Head (World Concerns Day)||Mr. Mike Gordon||Ministry to Young Professionals, London, ON|
|Wednesday||25||Heart (Spiritual Discipleship)||Mr. Tre Reaume||Elmira Discipleship Ministries, Elmira, New York|
|Wednesday||1||Head (500th Anniversary of the Reformation)||Dr. Robert Wilson||Professor of Practical Theology & Church History, Acadia Divinity College, Wolfville, NS|
|Wednesday||8||Hands (Operation Christmas Child)||Rev. Brent Dongell||Pulse Director & Program Director of Youth Ministry|
|Wednesday||15||Head||Staff/Faculty Conference||20 minute training sessions by KU faculty & staff|
|Wednesday||22||No Pulse||American Thanksgiving Break|
|Wednesday||29||Heart (Modern Jewish & Israel Context)||Mr. David Welch||Executive Director of LU Send, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA|
|Wednesday||6||Habits (4th Year Reflections)||Rev. Brent Dongell||Pulse Director & Program Director of Youth Ministry|
|Wednesday||16||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.