Judith Bennett

Judy is a United Methodist minister, ordained in the New York Conference but now a retired Elder in the Virginia Conference. She cherishes her nearly twenty years of multicultural experience as pastor in and around New York City. Her undergraduate degree from Mt. St. Mary College (Newburgh, New York) is in Elementary Education and English. Her M. Div. is from Drew University School of Theology (Madison, New Jersey) and her Ph. D. in Sociology of Religion is from the Graduate School at Drew. Judy’s background also includes journalism, and years of experience in various forms of dance. She is adjunct faculty in Christian Education at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.

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New Life in 2013

The Resource Center joyfully announces its relocation to KINGSLEY HALL Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology Virginia Union University at the conclusion of this academic year. Read more about the move from the Executive Director, Judith FaGalde Bennett

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Honoring Excellence in Ministry: Shawn T. Bryant

Shawn T. Bryant was recognized for his Excellence in Ministry by his church, Renewal Ministries Baptist Church.  He is a native of Gloucester County with a degree in Agriculture Education from Virginia State University.  For the past eighteen years he has taught at Amelia Middle School and Amelia High School while continuing his studies in …

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Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ

A book by Eugene Peterson is not to be missed; this one is no exception.  Peterson’s intention is to “engage in an extended and serious conversation with my brother and sister Christians around the phrase ‘growing up in Christ’.”  It is Jesus’ resurrection, he says, that establishes the conditions in which we “live and mature …

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The Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why

Phyllis Tickle is a provocative speaker and insightful commentator on the changes we see all around us on the American religious scene today, especially in the church.  Founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly, Tickle is also an involved Episcopalian who serves as a eucharistic minister and is senior fellow of Cathedral College at the …

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The Grace of it All: Reflections on the Art of Ministry

Written by a Lutheran pastor with more than forty years experience in the Chicago area, who moved in retirement into seminary teaching in this country and Eastern Europe, this is a wisdom-filled book.  Author F. Dean Lueking’s Preface begins: “A treasure has been given to me, one that I want to share.”  That treasure is …

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Theology of Resourcing

My home base for ministry is in former classrooms on a seminary campus.  There is a place to view videos and a children’s corner, tables and chairs here and there, and shelves everywhere.  On the shelves are curriculum and periodicals, puppets and games, videos and DVDs, an authentic Hebrew scroll in its satin cover – …

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