Virtual Check-In

Each RIOM Group will set up an online meeting time to check in about papers, pray for one another, and offer support in the way of clarifying questions as needed by each participant. Written Work is due on February 17.

NC Preaching Festival

Session 9 NC Preaching Festival–April 24-26, 2017 St. Mark’s UMC, Raleigh NC Your registration is paid by RIOM, however, you are required to register.  When registration opens, please register under NCCUMC RIOM. You are invited to the NCC RIOM Preaching Festival Lunch catered by The Q Shack on Tuesday, April 25, from 12:15-1:15.  Come join …

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NC Freedom Ride Immersion Experience

Session 8 NC Freedom Ride Orientation–January 10 from 10AM – 12PM at the United Methodist Building NC Freedom Ride Immersion Experience–March 20-24 Read: Ella Baker and Models of Social Change (pdf) Ghosts of 1898 (pdf) Rev Barber vs Creech_2015 (pdf) Rights Duties of Slave Holders – Freeman (pdf) Statement And Response King – Birmingham (pdf) Xianity of Christ …

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Leading Through Change

Session 7 Purpose & Outline Leaders in every age have confronted challenges as opportunities for the manifestation of God’s power and presence. The God who transformed crucifixion into resurrection in Jesus Christ is present through the Holy Spirit to bring healing, forgiveness, reconciliation, and transformation in the world of the new century,” (Grace to Lead, …

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Fruitful Discipleship

Session 6 Purpose and Outline Fruitfulness is vastly different from what the world regards as success.  Fruitfulness has as its goal not personal advancement or acclaim but the advancement of God’s reign on earth.  It seeks to shape the life and work of the congregation through a shared passion for its mission.  Fruitful leaders care …

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Building Your Inner Circle

Session 4 Purpose & Outline Just as Wesley affirmed that no one can be a Christian alone, no one can be a leader in isolation from a community of support and accountability…Peer relationships characterized by honesty, vulnerability, acceptance, and mutual accountability promote learning, confession, healing, creativity and hope,”   Grace to Lead, page 71. Part A: Theological …

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Call and Covenant

Session 2 Purpose & Outline At the core of leadership formed and sustained by grace is covenant. The triune God has entered into covenant with us; and the grace to lead requires persistent renewal of our covenant with God,” Grace to Lead, page 91. Part A: Ordination as Covenant Explore and synthesize key readings and video …

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