Enrichment Series:Renewed Hope for Ministry

November 13 at 7:00 pm

Renewed Hope for Ministry in an Age of Diminishing Religious Practices

Recent studies of American Catholics and Christians show clear trends of religious disaffiliation and shifting ways of holding onto religious identity and practice. Have churches lost their grip on everyday people, and what is the appropriate response? Baker will argue that amidst rapid changes in the religious landscape there are clear signs of hope for those who minister and seek to accompany others towards spiritual maturity.

Dr. Greg Baker
Vice-President for Mission
Mercyhurst University

Greg Baker is a native of Erie and has been engaged in youth and young adult ministry at parish, diocesan and university levels for the past two decades. He serves as vice president for mission at Mercyhurst University, where he is also an adjunct instructor of Catholic Studies. Greg earned his Doctorate in Ministry from Fordham University. He is a frequent speaker and retreat leader and a committed ecumenist. His first book, Disaffiliating Ministry: Spiritual Growth, Gender and Campus Ministry, was released this August through Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield). Before all else, his first commitments in life are his wife Jennifer, who teaches in Erie public schools, and his four young children.

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