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 and 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. The purpose of this
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
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. The purpose
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. Part A: Theological Friendship Reflection Explore the
Purpose & Outline “By participating in Christian practices that serve as means for God’s grace, we are freed to be who God intends us to be and to fully participate with our whole being in God’s mission for the church and the whole world…” Grace to Lead. The purpose of this session is to explore
Purpose and Outline Build friendship and connection with RIOM Covenant Group Share call stories and current ministry contexts Learn more about peer learning Shape the RIOM journey through RIOM covenant Part A: Call and Context Think about your calling and ministry context through the lens of This Odd and Wondrous Calling and Discerning God’s Call.
Retreat Purpose The purpose of this retreat is to build friendship and connection, explore peer learning, and shape the RIOM journey through overview and scheduling. Bring: Calendar All the Prep Work listed below Prep Work Clifton StrengthsFinder Assessment Bring to Retreat: Read your Strengths Insight Guide Report. For each of your strengths underline phrases that