First United Methodist Church hosting guest speaker


“Ministry by Strengths” with the Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey: 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 113 W. Central Ave., Van Wert.

VAN WERT — The Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey will be the guest speaker at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at First United Methodist Church, 113 W. Central Ave., Van Wert.

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About the speaker:

Rev. Kibbey is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and currently serves on the West Ohio Conference’s executive staff as Director of Missional Church Initiatives. Her past ministries have included Executive Pastor at Ginghamsburg UM Church in Tipp City, OH, as well as Director of Ministries and Interim Senior Pastor at St. Mark’s UM Church in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Rev. Kibbey recently created “Ministry by Strengths,” which helps unleash and deploy church members to actively serve out their strengths and unique areas of passion. She is the author of five books, including “Ultimately Responsive: When You’re in Charge of Igniting a Ministry,” which is used in seminaries. Kibbey is an adjunct faculty member at United Theological Seminary and travels across the country speaking, coaching, training, and consulting pastors, churches, bishops and United Methodist conferences.

She will be speaking about “Life in the Spirit” using scripture from John 17:13-23, 26. There are two services, a Casual Worship time at 8:30 a.m. and a Traditional Worship service at 10:00 a.m. A Praise Team leads worship at the early service and special music and the organ are featured at the second service

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“Ministry by Strengths” with the Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey: 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 113 W. Central Ave., Van Wert.

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