At his request, the next day, I taught three hours on church history, an overview of 30-800 AD, skimming over what takes me about 2.5x that much time in greater depth in SCU.
The day after that, at another training session in another city, I taught three class periods on Systematic Theology, on Oneness of God, the names Elohim and YHWH and derivations of both, on plural and singular passages in Scripture in reference to God, and very much else. I was tired at the end, but still managed to introduce great music to a music therapist, learn campus ministry from a campus minister, discuss Pennsylvanian ministry with a pastor, played with puppets with a small boy, ate grapes with a little girl and prepared for Sunday’s message.
That Sunday, I had two services: one at a church with many new people and ties to a major university; the other at a church I visited years ago, with many well-established saints and a pastor with whom I attended college for a year. I enjoyed being with both groups of people.
Then on Monday I visited the Hershey factory and that evening taught leadership for a THIRD session (after having taught on other sessions the previous Friday and Saturday). This time, I spoke on attitude, priorities, health, family, thinking, commitment and touched on finances (due to lack of time, couldn't more than mention this). Couldn't get to faith, relationships, generosity, values, growth. Love these people.
The last service in Pennsylvania, I spoke on hope and on progressing from being a seeker to a follower to a kingdom-builder. And I enjoyed seeing one of our SCU instructors again.