November 26, 2014
Elizabeth City, NC – November 26, 2014.
On Monday and Tuesday, January 26-27, Mid-Atlantic Christian University will host a three hour seminar for ministers and interested church leaders regarding Marriage. The seminars will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. The seminar will be conducted in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the 26th and in Greensboro, North Carolina, on the 27th.
Marriage is one of the most important cultural issues the church and our nation will face this decade. The news headlines continue to highlight the volatility of same-sex marriage in the country. What is an appropriate response for the church to make regarding same-sex marriage? How will the law affect churches and those tasked with the responsibility of conducting wedding ceremonies? What is an appropriate pastoral response to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) persons in our churches? How can the redemptive love of Christ impact their lives through the church?
At the seminar we will address the biblical teaching regarding sex, marriage, and one flesh union. An attorney will address the issue of legal protections through by-laws. The seminar will close with a discussion on pastorally ministering to people from the LGBTQIA community.
This seminar is for ministers and church leaders only.
MACU is pleased to partner with the Virginia Evangelizing Fellowship to co-host this seminar as a ministry to the church. Locations of the seminars will be announced in January.
Please call or email John Maurice, Vice President Institutional Advancement, to confirm your attendance.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
Mid-Atlantic Christian University, a private, faith based, four year college is committed to equality of educational opportunity and will not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines (Sections 702-703 of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act) clearly recognize the right of church related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution. Being a student or employee at Mid-Atlantic Christian University requires a commitment and lifestyle consistent with the institution's mission and values.
John Maurice, VP for Institutional Advancement