Laity, living stones, and saints: equipped for the work of ministry

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Phyllis Palsma


Across the North American continent, from Canajoharie, New York, to Tulare, California, people gather in classrooms for a day or night of learning. By vocation, they are homemakers, elementary and high school teachers, computer programmers, small business owners, accountants, automobile mechanics, attorneys, factory line workers, chemical engineers, school administrators, nurses, and farmers. Their educational backgrounds range from high school graduates to those with doctorates. Male and female, they fall into every decade of age between the middle-twenties and the early eighties.

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Laity -- History; Laity; Church work; Pastoral theology; Priesthood, Universal; Reformed Church in America -- Education