Dr. David Lowes Watson will be the featured speaker Oct. 15-16 at the 2007 Covenant Convocation held in
The event, sponsored by the Center for Ministry, will be held at
Watson, a retired elder in the Tennessee Conference, will speak on “Grace as Blessing and Discipline.” This is the second in a four-year series on living in covenant with God and one another. The convocation offers elders, deacons and local pastors an opportunity to probe more deeply their call to live a life of grace and offer grace-filled ministry.
Lowes is the former executive secretary for covenant discipleship and Christian formation at the General Board of Discipleship and currently serves as interim pastor at West End UMC in
A native of
He has written extensively in the fields of Methodist history and theology, evangelism, and congregational life and mission. He has also written curriculum resources for The United Methodist Church, including the New Testament studies in Troublesome Bible Passages.