WNCC Year 3

Your Letter to the Church

Write your own letter to the Church expressing what you would want the Church to remember at this point in time as you approach full ordination. Read: God Unbound   by Elaine Heath Epilogue Write: Write your own letter to the Church expressing what you would want the church to remember at this point in time […]

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When Systems Change

Explore God Unbound as you think about the current context of the UMC. Read: God Unbound: Wisdom from the Galatians for the Anxious Church by Elaine Heath Chapters 4 – 7 “General Conference – Day 9 – Praying for a Ram” Watch: Created Moment-by-Moment https://vimeo.com/215512436/fc8e010408   Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline answers to the

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The Quadrilateral

Purpose The themes in this session were included in the 2017 Full Connection questions and carefully chosen to help you think authentically about your own unique ministry experience. Write: (Note that the theme is using the Quadrilateral.) Using the Quadrilateral, explain the importance and impact of observing the Christian year. Give examples of how it

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Leadership and Change

Purpose The themes in this session were included in the 2017 Full Connection questions and carefully chosen to help you think authentically about your own unique ministry experience. Write:   Write a 1 page Case Study. Describe an experience of leading your congregation through conflict and change. What was your response to the conflict/change and

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Challenges and Opportunities

Explore the challenges and opportunities of living into our essential doctrines in the UMC and in your ministry context. Read: Grace to Lead: Practicing Leadership in the Wesleyan Tradition Chapter 4:  Contemporary Challenges and Opportunities “The Early Methodists Watched Over One Another In Love” “Christianity with a Wesleyan Accent” Watch: Discipleship vs. Socialization Write: Jot

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Wesleyan Rules and Standards

Define in your own words what is meant by the general rules, doctrinal standards and our theological task. Read: Book of Discipline 2016 Doctrinal Standards and Our Theological Task, pages 47-91 Methodist Doctrine, The Essentials  2nd Edition (2011) Introduction Chapter 1 Appendix Explore: What We Believe – UMC.org Write: Jot down or outline answers to

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New Bridges in Madison County

Consider how doctrine shapes practice and offers renewal in a ministry setting. Read: Building New Bridges in Madison County Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline answers to the questions below.  Be prepared to share your thoughts with your RIOM Covenant Group (3-5 minutes). The article states, “The Christian Church feels that everybody is welcome at

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