“Jesus, the Master Teacher,” is the theme for the annual Loma Linda University Health Week of Renewal. The Week of Renewal will be held January 12 to 17. It is a campus-wide program to unite the organization in spiritual refocusing.
“Each of us has an opportunity, at the beginning of the new year, to focus on our mission and recommit ourselves to God" says Kathy McMillan, MA, director, employee spiritual care and wholeness.
Annual Week of Renewal:
January 12-17, 2015
Jesus, the Master Teacher
Morning Praise, 8:30 am
Straight to the Source
Don’t Worry, Be Righteous!
I am a Teacher’s Kid
LLUC Worship, 9:00 and 11:45 am
Jesus, the Venture Capitalist
University at Worship, 11:00am
Knowing What You Want
Following Open Doors
Re:Live, 10:25 am
You Called Me What?
Week of Renewal
October 6-10, 2014
The theme centers on Jesus’ actions to serve and free people.
Loma Linda University Associate Chaplain Dilys Brooks, MDiv, MS, MA, explains further:
In a day and age when people are searching for relationships, meaning, a place of belonging, we explore the main theme of Jesus's ministry on earth. Jesus stated repeatedly that He came to show us the Father and to establish a kingdom. The word "kingdom" is archaic and certainly not used in our post-modern culture where Facebook, Twitter, Instagram even the Internet have allowed for us to live in a realm of "equals." At our core, humans long for connection — deep, meaningful, and sustaining. At no other time in history have we been more connected and yet felt so alone. The people of God longed for the coming of the Messiah. This Messiah was to free them from the oppression of the Roman Empire and establish an earthly kingdom. But Christ came into the world to usher in the Kingdom of heaven, which is unlike anything anyone ever expected.
Oct 6: Rather than condemn the world, He saved it. (John 3:17)
Oct 7: Rather than be exalted, He served. (John 13:1-17)
Oct 8: Rather than establish boundaries, He tore down walls. (Galatians 3:28-29)
Oct 9: Rather than succumbing to pressure to fit in or receive accolades, He retreated to quiet places to spend time with His Father. (Luke 5:16)
Oct 10: Rather than save Himself, He saved the world. (John 3:16)
“During this Week of Renewal, we get to compare once again the domains of our making with the one that Jesus came to offer. It is our hope that we will choose to accept the invitation to make a paradigm shift and become a part of the kingdom of heaven,” Brooks says.