Welcome from the Dean, Rev. Maxine Allen
Welcome to Mission u 2018!
Mission u is an opportunity for each of us to seek God in new ways. The mission studies this year will seek not only to broaden our perspectives but deepen our spiritual knowledge. The study leaders and planning team have been working long and hard to make sure that you have the best experience possible! I celebrate the inclusion of young adults and clergy in our midst as we seek to raise up a new generation of Christian leaders.
The staff of the University of the Ozarks has graciously extended its hospitality and we anticipate wonderful days of learning and fellowship. This year's mission project with River Valley Shelter for Battered Women and Children demonstrates our "Faith, Hope, and Love in Action." Hopefully, each of you will return to your local congregations and share what you have learned here and share with a local women and children's shelter in your community.
None of this would have been accomplished without a great team of leaders. I especially want to thank Beth Cobb and Muriel Schrepfer for their tireless efforts toward transformation through teamwork. It has been a pleasure to serve with such committed Christians in "Learning together for the transformation of the world."
In the spirit of the women (and men) that have come before us, let us continue to faithfully respond to the call of God,
2018 Arkansas Mission u Dean