Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking
Through The Narrow Gate with Marc Adams & Bill Spencer
Dates: 5/26 - 5/30
During the last week of June, 2014 we shut down the entire school for one week to offer our facilities to Bill and Stacy Spencer for a weeklong workshop called Through the Narrow Gate with Marc Adams. What an experience! It was so overwhelming successful that in May 2015 we will offer it again, only this time it will be even better. This event is centered on three objectives. The first is to introduce people to the Narrow Gate program in Tennessee and the incredible way they help young men answer two simple questions; Who am I? and Why am I here? The second is to allow participants to make two very special document boxes; one for yourself and the other to be given as a gift of thanks to someone that has been special in your life. And lastly is to dedicate a week during our school year to educating, inspiring and empowering Christian discipleship in all aspects of life.
Have you ever seen, witnessed or been a part of something so special that it inspired you to act or be moved in a way that you can't explain? It's that feeling of emotion where you well up inside and its hard to fight back the tears. I've had those moments several times in my life, like when my dad told me he loved me at my wedding, or when my children were born and every time I hear the Star Spangled Banner at a sporting event. You know those times; you've experienced them as well--moments of overwhelming emotion.
What about the special people in your life? Everyone can point to at least one very special person who has directly affected the story of their life. For me it was my grandmother. I never really told her what a difference she made in my life-if only I would have taken the time. Although I am thankful each day for how she shaped my life, I missed the opportunity to hug her and tell her that I loved her. I bet there is someone special in your life as well. And just like me, you have probably not taken the time to express your true gratitude to that very special person.
These emotional memories and special people don't occur in our lives through happenstance. They happen because of Devine intervention. It's the Holy Spirit reminding and showing the wonder of Gods never ending love for us.
Okay, so whats this all have to do with a workshop at MASW? And is it really FREE? Yes it is free from the schools standpoint. Your tuition, materials and meals will all be provided by MASW for no charge. But we are asking that participants make a tax deductible donation of no less than $750 to the Narrow Gate Foundation. 100 percent of your donation will be used for the Narrow Gate ministry, to serve and glorify God. It is our hope that through your generosity we can provide growth to their artisans shops where young men learn the crafts of woodworking, woodturning, leather work and metalworking.
This workshop will consist of each person making two special document boxes. One box will be for you and the other box will be for you to give to that very special person in your life. These keepsake boxes will involve intricate marquetry, unique ornamentation, exposed fine joinery and be made from some of the finest woods available today. NO PREVIOUS WOODWORKING SKILLS WILL BE NECESSARY. Throughout the week each person will be given three handcrafted, heirloom pieces created by Narrow Gate Artisans that will eventually be placed in your personal box as a keepsake reminder of what you accomplished in one very special week. The workshop will be divided into four groups that will rotate through different stations throughout the day and week.
Each day the young men from Narrow Gate will provide all the services to make for a successful week. One of their chores will be to help Susie in the kitchen. Lunch will be provided each day and there will be one special breakfast prepared as well as two evening dinners. You will not go hungry while you are here. Also during the week, Narrow Gate Director, Bill Spencer will teach some of the life-changing lessons he shares regularly with the Narrow Gate students. There will be times of worship and testimonies from young men who have had personal encounters with God and have been transformed forever. Our hope is that through your personal experience during this meaningful and spiritual week, you too will see that we are all born with purpose, separated by choice, redeemed through sacrifice and destined for service.
There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.
Public Registration begins December 1, 2014. Please check back then to register online.