September 19, 2017
Featuring Dr. Deborah Gill
THEME: Enriching our Pentecostal Spirituality
through Abiding Prayer
Debbie Gill loves Jesus, loves people, and greatly desires to bring others closer to our Lord. (She is also an advocate for women called to ministry and co-authored with Dr. Barbara Cavaness Parks God's Women—Then and Now, a biblical theology of women in ministry and leadership.)
Deborah's primary callings are the ministry of the Word and spiritual formation. She currently serves at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Evangel University, as Professor of Biblical Studies and Exposition, Chair of Masters Programs, and Chair of the Bible and Theology Department. She has previously served as a senior pastor, a short-term missionary, and as Commissioner of Discipleship and National Director of the Division of Christian Education for the Assemblies of God, USA.
Debbie is married to the love of her life: Jan Gill, architect, church designer, and fellow spiritual pilgrim.
From August 2014 to August 2015, Debbie (and Jan) took a 12-month, 12-country sabbatical they call "Spiritual Adventuring: Journeying Deeper into the Presence and Power of God." They traveled around the world looking for places where people have come into an intimate relationship with Jesus through the Holy Spirit, whether in the past or present, and in any of the major branches of the Church: Protestantism, Catholicism, or Orthodoxy. More than seeking out solitary super saints, though, the Gills were looking for communities of transformation. Debbie wants to learn how to enrich Pentecostal formation and to equip our ministers, schools, and churches to deepen the spirituality of our movement today.
VOICE invites you to a day of professional development and personal enrichment, a time apart from the busy demands of ministry, a time invested in listening for and attending to the voice of God. You will be inspired by stories of “spiritual athletes” and learn about the Holy Spirit’s movements in a wide spectrum Christianity. You will experience His work afresh in your life. And you will gain insights to grow in your walk with the Lord and to help lead others deeper in the things of God as we answer Christ’s call to “Abide in Me” (John 15:4).
If you are hungering and thirsting for more of God, then you've already heard the invitation. Join Dr. Debbie as the spiritual adventures continue!
At the 2016 VOICE CWLC, Dr. Carolyn Tennant shared from her new book, Catch the Wind of the Spirit:How the Five Ministry Gifts Can Transform Your Church. Based on Ephesians 5, the book looks at how the five gifts of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher work together to train the people to do the work of the ministry and to take their place in the church. Emphasis is on function rather than title. It challenges us to have a free flow of the Spirit in each of the areas so God can move as He wants in these challenging times.