Learning from Calvin's Company of Pastors
Topic: Breakout Session
What was everyday church-life and pastoral ministry like during the Reformation? Pastors today have much to learn from the pastoral theology and practical ministry of John Calvin and the ministers who served with him in Geneva from 1536-1609. During these years, more than 130 men belonged to John Calvin’s Venerable Company of Pastors. Drawing from Scott Manetsch’s book, Calvin’s Company of Pastors, this session gives an inspiring portrait of Reformed pastoral ministry, full of application for today. Learn from these Genevan ministers about preaching, pastoral care, worship, ordination, the pastor’s weekly schedule, study, family life, living conditions, and more.