WNCC Year 3

The Journey Ahead

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.

God Unbound

Session 8 Purpose and Outline “While the specific issues confronting the church and society in the twenty-first century differ from those of the eighteenth, God’s grace transcends the centuries and specific challenges. God’s presence and power to create, heal, forgive, reconcile, and transform human hearts, communities, nations, and the entire cosmos remain steadfast in every age, …

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RIOM Covenant Group Mock Interviews

Session 6 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 …

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Writing Focus and Encouragement

Some people will be writing papers for the BOM during the month. The group may choose to meet online for discussion and encouragement centered on the paper themes and questions of their choice.

Doctrinal Standards and General Rules

Session 3 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) The purpose of this session …

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Sin, 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). Explore the distinctive Wesleyan Way …

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Launch Retreat – Finding Your Voice and BOM

Session 1 Purpose and Details Gain a deeper understanding of what it means for you to authentically speak, write, preach, and live out of the rich tradition into which you are called to be fully ordained Schedule and plan for the Year 3 journey Retreat Prep Work See Parts A, B, C for details.

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