Dear Gammon Alum and Friends,
Happy New Year 2019!
Each year millions of people will declare New Year resolutions to start the year, many of which may include incorporating a new exercise regime into their routine, new diet(s), and creating a reading list for the new year, among many other items on the to-do list.
What are some of your plans for this New Year? No plans yet, keep reading for ideas from Gammon Theological Seminary below!
I am glad we serve a God that creates, produces, generates, and restores. Jesus experienced restoration through attending focused retreats away from the crowds and the business of every day routines. During the first quarter of 2019, Gammon
Theological Seminary will offer Gammon Retreats that consist of a Clergy Retreat and a
Spiritual Retreat. Click on each to learn more and register!
Retreats help to facilitate peace and productivity in our lives. I highly recommend you
register for a Clergy Retreat as soon as possible, space is limited and will fill up fast. Try
to make it a priority to register for a Spiritual Retreat, it could be one of the most important activities on your calendar for 2019.
I pray you and your family have a Healthy and a Happy New Year! Looking forward to seeing you on campus soon at one of our upcoming retreats!
Grace and Peace,
Ken J. Walden, PhD
Gammon Theological Seminary
God’s blessings upon your summer! I pray you have a Happy July 4th Holiday Season. Freedom is an ongoing process... This summer I have been traveling across the country visiting various annual conferences of The United Methodist Church sharing the good news of Gammon Theological Seminary! I always enjoy meeting alumni and friends of Gammon Theological Seminary across the denomination of The United Methodist Church. I am always in awe of the many ways Gammon students, Gammon graduates, and the friends of Gammon help set captives free from various forms of bondage by sharing the message of the power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hope you experience an increasing amount of Freedom in the spiritual, emotional, and relational dimensions of your life.
Gammon Theological Seminary has a long history of service with military chaplaincy and the relationship continues to this day. Gammon graduates have served in the chaplaincy of every branch of the United States Military. Bishop Jonathan Holston, the current Chairperson of our Board of Trustees and Resident Bishop of the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, served as a Chaplain in the United States Navy Reserve (USNR).
To share a significant personal moment with you, effective July 2, 2018, I was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve (USAFR). One of the best professional decisions I made was to serve as a military chaplain in the USAFR. Military Chaplaincy has given me opportunities to do the following:
My role as an Air Force Chaplain Reservist helps me perform more effectively with my many other professional and personal responsibilities, because it offers me another significant lens in which to view life. It also gives me unique experiences in relation to Freedom.
For persons interested in Air Force Chaplaincy, I encourage you to contact Chaplain Major Michelle Law-Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org, 843-615-7888, and/ or http://www.afrc.af.mil/About-Us/Chaplain/.
Rev. Ken Walden President-Dean, Gammon Theological Seminary