GUEST PREACHING & TEACHING
Prophetic, poetic preaching and dynamic, participatory teaching for all ages with an emphasis on today's context, social justice, and intersectional analysis.
"Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves as if they were answers, locked rooms, or books written in a foreign language...live the questions and perhaps then someday far in the future you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."
--Rainer Maria Rilke
Spiritual growth invites us into the work of astonishment and gratitude, honoring the deep mystery, common struggles, and exquisite joy of human living. It requires that we ask the hard questions of faith and is not satisfied with easy answers. We lean into God when we gather in community for worship and learning, when we interrogate the history of our traditions, learn by listening deeply to others, and unearth the seeds of truth that we will hand down to our children and our children's children.
Amanda's preaching experience includes:
*Candler School of Theology's chapel
*Annual Meeting of the Southern Conference (UCC)
*Black Church & Domestic Violence Institute's Annual Training
Her preaching and teaching have been called inspired, poetic, prophetic, contemplative, and transformative.
Amanda's teaching experience includes:
*Godly Play for kids
*Our Whole Lives Faith & Sexuality Education (K-10th)
*Confirmation Class for Youth
*Tour of Life Experiential Discipleship
*Dismantling Racism 101 & 201 Trainings
*Sacred Conversations on Race
*Immigration & Communities of Faith
Menu of Class Topics:
*Our Whole Lives (comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality education for kids and youth)
*The Greatest of These is Love: The Bible & Being Gay
*Sabbath & Spiritual Practices
*Parenting & the Spiritual Lives of Kids
*Charity vs. Justice: Re-imagining Mission Work
*Faith Seeking Peace