Number of weeks: 5
Required books?: Yes
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
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A Caregiver gives so much of their time that sometimes it is hard to carve out time to simply be present at Jesus’ feet.
In Luke 10:38-42, we find Mary and Martha welcoming Jesus and his entourage into their home. Martha — being the perfect hostess — goes right to work, but then notices that her sister Mary is just sitting at Jesus’ feet. In Martha’s mind, Mary is not following biblical custom and is annoyed to find Mary just sitting at Jesus’ feet.
But when Martha complains to Jesus about Mary, Jesus’ response is priceless: Jesus responds by saying that Mary is right where she needs to be. That ‘s not to say Martha needs to follow Mary’s example. Each woman has their role. Each was in the place they needed to be. This text is a good reminder that we need to find balance in our lives. Sometimes we need to be Martha and sometimes we need to be Mary. This Bible Study is about us finding time to be Mary during our busy lives.
This Bible Study has been designed for Caregivers. Caregivers are pastors, parents of those with disabilities, spouses, adults caring for parents and siblings, nurses, doctors, etc. We will be reflecting on scripture passages and taking time to be present at Jesus’ feet.
Come and join us for 5 weeks of being present at Jesus’ feet. All those who participate in this Bible Study will need access to a Bible and a journal book.
About the Instructor
Harriet Wilkin has been called into ministry to be bring the Gospel message of love, hope, peace, and joy. She knows what it means for a community of faith to come together to support one another and to support the local community. Harriet has served both rural and urban congregations. Harriet believes that through community and through inter-generational ministry the Holy Spirit is working to bring the message of Christ’s redeeming love to all.
Harriet has two bachelor’s degrees and a Master of Divinity degree. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/ Management and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Critical Communications. Upon completing her Master of Divinity degree from Claremont School of Theology in 2015, Harriet was appointed to her first church as solo-pastor in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. Harriet has been studying Spiritual Formation, and she continues to study a variety of topics that include religion, leadership, business, and communications.
Harriet’s early days in ministry revolved around Christian program/ ministry development for children, youth, and young adults. She has experience of nearly 20 years working as a volunteer or staff person in the local church. Harriet has also worked at an Easter Seal camp working with various age groups with disabilities.
God has given Harriet the following skills: organizational skills, administration/ business skills, teacher/ preacher, building or re-building programs/ ministries, visitation ministry, small group facilitator, writing ministry resources for all age groups, passion about inter-generational ministry, developing ministry support for those with disabilities and their families, support group for Caregivers, support for First Responders, Veterans, and their families, organize/ plan worship services, and researching for materials that can be used in a ministry setting. She enjoys being creative with ministry and trying new and exciting ministries that offer support and outreach to all who are searching for a deeper connection with Christ.
Harriet’s website is: https://hwilkin.wixsite.com/hwministries