Speaker: Theologian Rev. Dr. James L Waits
Subject: The Changing Church and How Theological Institutions and Clergy Training Must Evolve.
Focus points will address:
- How should seminaries prepare clergy to minister in the (evolving/emerging) church of the future?
- Does the message also need to evolve, or will it stay the same?
Rev. Dr. James L Waits (Methodist) is well qualified to speak on these topics, and brings a profoundly ecumenical perspective, because of his years with the seminary accreditation agency. He is the former dean of Candler Theological Seminary on the campus of Emory University in Atlanta, where he served for 8 years (1978–1991). He also is the retired Executive Director of the Association of Theological Schools.