WNCC Year 2

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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Discipleship

Session 4 Purpose and Outline In the Wesleyan tradition, grace sustains Christian leadership and discipleship.  One’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit is the foundation for Christian discipleship…” (Grace to Lead, page 89). Part A:  What Is Discipleship? Explore what is means to define discipleship through the lens of four different voices. …

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Sermon Planning

Purpose & Outline Pastors are called to be faithful in proclaiming the gospel, meet people where they are and be present in times of sorrow and joy, interpreting the seasons of life in ways that are consonant with Christ,” James R. Nieman, president of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Part A: Text, Community …

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Planning Passionate Worship

Purpose & Outline The word passionate expresses an intense desire, an ardent spirit, strong feelings, and the sense of heightened importance. Congregations who practice passionate worship offer their utmost and highest; they expect worship to be the most important hour of the week,” (Robert Schnase). Part A: What Is Passionate Worship? Explore and synthesize key readings …

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