Year 2

Fruitful Leadership in Ministry – BOM Review

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to meet with BOM leaders to review your Fruitful Leadership in Ministry submission. Date, time and place are TBA by the BOM. (Please send any questions to Annalee Allen at More information will be posted.

God Unbound

 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, (Grace to …

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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.

Conflict Transformation

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). The purpose of this session is to explore the unseen, hidden differences and unexamined dynamics at the core of …

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BOM Interviews

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 are not …

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Priesthood of All Believers

Purpose and Outline “The ministry of laity flows from a commitment to Christ’s outreaching love.  Lay members of The United Methodist Church are, by history and calling, active advocates of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Every lay person is called to carry out the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20); every layperson is called to be missional.  …

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