Think about Eternal life through the lens of a J.D. Walt article and a video featuring Stephanie Spellers. Read: Why Discipleship Is Not Preparation for Eternal Life Watch: More to the Story Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline answers to the questions below and be prepared to share them with your RIOM Covenant Group (3-5 […]
Purpose: Review video sermons from your RIOM group and prepare questions that will help the preachers reflect on their message and delivery. If you are finished with sermon reviews, reflect on the idea of heaven and who gets saved through a Will Willimon video and your readings for the day. Write: Finish these sentence stems:
Purpose: Explore the Kingdom of God in your own ministry context using the Wesleyan quadrilateral. Read: Methodist Doctrine, The Essentials 2nd Edition (2011) by Ted Campbell Chapter 6, Doctrines About Judgement, Eternal Life and the Reign of God Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical Theology by Randy Maddox Chapter 9, The Triumph of Responsible Grace Write: Using
Think about the Kingdom of God through the lens of N. T. Wright videos. Write: Finish these sentence stems: When most of my church members talk about or think about the kingdom of God they seem to think it means … Their thoughts are formed by … My own thoughts about the Kingdom of God
Purpose: Consider ways in which you might make healthy changes when parched and/or stay in a healthy place emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Watch: • How to Make Work-Life Balance Work • The Happy Secret to Better Work Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline answers to the questions below. Be prepared to share your thoughts
Purpose: Review video sermons from your RIOM group, and prepare questions to help the preachers reflect on their message and delivery. Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline your questions. Be prepared to share your thoughts with your RIOM Covenant Group (3-5 minutes).
Purpose: Explore what to focus on and what to do when parched. Read: Pastor, The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry, revised edition Chapter 14: The Pastor as Disciplined Christian: Constancy in Ministry Write: Sabbath What about this section encouraged you? What challenged you? How does your understanding of resurrection shape your understanding of Sabbath?
Think about what it means to be parched through your personal experience and through the lens of the Pastor, The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry. Write: Complete these sentence stems: For me being parched means… I experience it when… A biblical story or passage that comes to mind as I think about this is…
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
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 Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline answers to the questions below.