AWF Year 1

Odd and Wondrous Calling

Explore how the practice of ministry is a spiritual discipline. Read: This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers  Lillian Daniel and Martin B. Copenhaver Chapter 8, “Made Better Than I Am” Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline your answer to the question below.  Be prepared to share your thoughts […]

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Pastor and Practices

Synthesize and explore how spiritual disciplines equip you and shape your image of what it means to be a pastor. Read: Grace to Lead: Practicing Leadership in the Wesleyan Tradition, Revised Edition   – Board of Higher Education & Ministry Introduction and Chapter 3, “Christian Leadership Sustained by Practice” Pastor: Revised Edition: The Theology and Practice

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Building Practices

Explore new ways in which you might be empowered to go deeper in your practices based on your greater understanding of vulnerability. Read: Brené Brown describes wholehearted living like this: “Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness.  It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in

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Vulnerability and Practices

Explore how the power of vulnerability shapes you, how vulnerability is related to spiritual practices, and how you might theologically incorporate this current research into your ministry framework. Write: Finish sentences below. I grew up thinking that vulnerability meant… Cultural messages I received about vulnerability (school, church, and media) were… Watch: Write: After watching the

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RIOM Group Covenant

Think about the power of covenant and curious questions as you prepare to discuss and create your RIOM Group Covenant. Read: Know Your Story and Lead With It Chapter 4 – “Signs of Transformation” Chapter 6 – “Forming and Leading Narrative Clergy Peer Groups” “Practicing Curious Questions,” page 143-145 Watch: Close But Different Write: As

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A Community of Practice

Explore the idea of growing together as leaders through peer learning and the power of narrative. Read: Know Your Story and Lead With It  – Intro through Chapter 3 Peer power: The promise of clergy support groups Watch: Life’s a Great Teacher, Are You a Great Student? Study Write: Compare/contrast the readings and the videos. a.

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Call and Context

Think about your calling and ministry context through the lens of This Odd and Wondrous Calling and Discerning God’s Call. Read: This Odd and Wondrous Calling Chapter 1, “Minute 54” Chapter 17 “Recall Notice” Watch: Discerning God’s Call Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline answers in this section and have them available during the RIOM

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