Rev. Winter Hamilton
Application of the Scriptural Basis for Social Holiness in Christian Education
Workshop Description: For our churches to distinguish the difference between charity work and advocacy work, mission and justice, we need to have a solid biblical framework for defining these terms, and a means of application to educate our congregations. Joined by Dan Richter of LifeWise STL, Rev. Winter Hamilton will walk through processes on how to do that. LifeWise STL is offering assistance to churches around the county that are looking to begin/continue/revisit advocacy and justice work in their ministry contexts. This work shop will address Biblical concepts that can be used in Christian education settings, introduce free curricula, and work to address where application of these concepts can begin to take place in other ministry areas.
Biography: Rev. Winter Hamilton is an STL native and a life-long United Methodist currently serving at Manchester UMC as the Pastor of Adult Faith Formation. She graduated with her Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Winter is just as exhausted by as she is exuberant for the Church. She has been a Christian educator for almost 20 years, has produced countless curricula, and is passionate about making space for the marginalized. She has worked on creating programs for long-term relational mission in multiple ministry settings, most recently at her current appointment. She is proud to be an out, queer pastor. She loves punk rock, hip-hop, postmodern theology, and resistance culture.
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