This is a time to close out the journey of your current RIOM covenant group. Each group may determine the timing and the way in which they will celebrate their years together and what the journey ahead holds for each person.
AWF Year 2
Purpose & Outline “Conflict, controversy, and differences offer an opportunity for growth in Christian discipleship and a deeper understanding of love of God and neighbor…reconciliation is at the heart of the church’s mission…” (Grace to Lead). The purpose of this session is to explore the unseen, hidden differences and unexamined dynamics at the core of
Outline and Purpose The purpose of this session is to give each individual the opportunity to practice for the BOM interviews. Each participant should review their ordination paper answers and come prepared to answer questions during leader facilitated group time. Participants are encouraged to bring their papers with them as reference. Group members are not
Purpose and Outline “The ministry of laity flows from a commitment to Christ’s outreaching love. Lay members of The United Methodist Church are, by history and calling, active advocates of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every lay person is called to carry out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20); every layperson is called to be missional.
Purpose & Outline “The end, or goal of Methodist teaching is not the advancement of Methodism. Our heritage has been used by God for a much greater end: the coming of God’s reign, or kingdom,” (Methodist Doctrine, The Essentials, page 31). The purpose of this session is to explore the kingdom of God, how it
Purpose & Outline “The comprehensive fundamental doctrine that motivated, framed, and empowered the Methodist movement is what scholars call soteriology, or the doctrine of salvation wrought in Jesus Christ…The telos of Wesleyan and Christian leadership is salvation—of individuals, communities, and the entire creation,” (Grace to Lead, page 25). Explore the distinctive Wesleyan Way of Salvation
Purpose & Outline “Christian leadership is a gift, not an achievement! It is a graceful participation in the triune God’s own life and mission in the world…As followers of Jesus Christ, we seek through the power of the Holy Spirit to do what he says to do, go where he leads, welcome those whom he