Gardner-Webb Pastor’s School Planned May 27-29

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Annual Event Offers Ministers Opportunity to Learn and Reflect on Church Themes

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.— Registration is now open for Gardner-Webb’s 2013 Pastors’ School, a three-day educational retreat for pastors and students of ministry and theology, May 27-29 at GWU.  Dr. Guy Sayles, pastor of First Baptist Church of Asheville, N.C. and Dr. H. Mitchell Simpson, pastor of University Baptist Church in Chapel Hill, N.C. will serve as guest keynote speakers.

Sayles and Simpson will address the theme, “Called… Troubled… Hopeful:  Nourishing Ministry in the Local Church.”  In addition, the 2013 School will feature several breakout sessions as well as morning devotional presentations by Dr. Tracy Jessup, vice president for Christian life and service and senior minister to the University.

The goal of the annual Pastors’ School is to offer ministers the chance to learn, converse and reflect on topics related to church ministry, and to hear from leading thinkers like Sayles and Simpson on pressing current issues.

Registration is $60 for participants, $30 for additional church staff or spouses, and $15 for students.  The cost of meals (five meals) is $30.  Lodging in campus apartments is available for $60 per night.

For more information about the Pastors’ School, visit or call John Bridges at 704-406-3008.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University’s purpose is to advance the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education by preparing graduates for professional and personal success, instilling in them a deep commitment to service and leadership, and equipping them for well-rounded lives of lasting impact, Pro Deo et Humanitate (For God and Humanity).