“You Had to Be There”: Misadventures in Ministry

“You Had to Be There”: Misadventures in Ministry

August 15, 2018—The Center for Lifelong Learning at Columbia Theological Seminary will start the new academic year with reflections on misadventures in ministry through the eyes of those that know it best—clergy and lay leaders.

So, what’s it like to be in ministry? Israel Galindo, Associate Dean and exhibition artist, has produced a collection of illustrated vignettes about life on the front lines of ministry that will strike a chord of familiarity with those in the trenches. Both clergy and lay leaders may recognize themselves in these illustrated tales depicting the inner ordeals of ministry life.

“Unless you have been on the front lines of ministry, you may not know that sharing stories of one’s experiences in ministry end with “You had to be there . . .” said Galindo.

The cartoon sketches in the exhibit are selections from Galindo’s three book volumes: You Had to Be There, You Should Have Been There, and You Could Have Been There. This sampling of the Misadventures in Ministry may delight or deflate.

Many will find the experiences depicted here familiar. For others not embedded in church or ministry, all we can say is, “You had to be there.”

The exhibit will be open to the public at the Harrington Center on the seminary campus from August 13 through November 17, 2018.  For a map and directions, visit www.ctsnet.edu/directions.

The exhibit is open during regular business hours, Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM-4:30 PM. All three volumes of books will be on sale for the duration of the exhibit.

For additional information or to arrange a visit for evening or weekend hours, call 404-687-4577 or email lifelonglearning@ctsnet.edu.

Media Contact:
Chassidy Goggins
Media and Marketing Coordinator, Center for Lifelong Learning

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