Ministers Week’s events to attract community

Ministers Week brings together students, thinkers and ordained ministers for the purpose of “continuing education, for worship and for renewing relationships,” said Stanley Hagadone, director of continuing education at the Brite Divinity School.A joint venture of TCU, Brite and University Christian Church, Ministers Week, from Feb. 6 to Feb. 9, will include a series of sermons, lectures and worship services.

Hagadone said there is great student and alumni participation in Ministers Week.

“It is a kind of homecoming where many students who are graduates of TCU and Brite reconnect with one another,” he said.

David Murph, director of Church Relations with TCU, said this week is “an excellent opportunity to hear scholars speak on some outstanding topics.”

“It is great to hear some lectures and discussions on both biblical and theological issue that are important to people,” Murph said.

Angela Kaufman, minister to the university, will be concluding Ministers Week with a brief talk about the faith and spirituality of today’s college students at Thursday’s complimentary TCU luncheon.

“I find it fascinating and wonderful that so many others beyond clergy, including students, seminarians, local church members and those from the surrounding community, take part in Ministers Week every year,” Kaufman said. “Also that people travel from so far to be here tells us how meaningful this time with colleagues and others is to them.”

Most Ministers Week events are scheduled to take place at University Christian Church. All events are open to the public.