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Reflections on Incarnation

Session 5 Purpose & Outline Through friendship with Christ, we are formed as individuals and communities into signs, foretastes, and instruments of God’s transformation of the world.  We are shaped and formed in Christlikeness, led into avenues of service, placed in positions of influence, and empowered to be Christ’s body in the ministry of the […]

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Reflections on Incarnation

Session 5 Purpose & Outline Through friendship with Christ, we are formed as individuals and communities into signs, foretastes, and instruments of God’s transformation of the world.  We are shaped and formed in Christlikeness, led into avenues of service, placed in positions of influence, and empowered to be Christ’s body in the ministry of the

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Conflict Transformation

Session 6 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, 80-81). Part A:  Beginning with Yes Think about dualistic thinking, the impact it makes on our decisions

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Doctrinal Standards/General Rules

Session 4 Purpose & Outline Our doctrinal affirmations assist us in the discernment of Christian truth in ever-changing contexts.  Our theological task includes the testing, renewal, elaboration, and application of our doctrinal perspective in carrying out our calling to ‘spread scriptural holiness over these lands.’” (Grace to Lead, page 21) Part A:  New Bridges in

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The Lordship of Jesus Christ – Sanctification and the Way of Salvation

Session 2 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). Part A: The Lordship of Jesus

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