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The Kingdom of God Is…

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 by Randy Maddox Chapter 9, The Triumph of Responsible Grace Write: Write a 4-5 paragraph reflection …

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Planning Worship

Purpose: Think about current worship planning practices and ways in which you might strengthen them. Write: Answer the following questions. (If your current role does not require you to plan worship, use another setting in which this was a responsibility for your answers.) How do you currently plan worship weekly, monthly, church seasonally and why? …

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Worship

Explore and synthesize key readings and videos as you answer questions about worship. Books / Read: Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry, revised by Will Willimon Chapter 3 – Pastor as Priest: The Leadership of Worship Watch: Worship and Practice Becoming the Liturgy Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline answers to the questions below. …

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Sermon Planning

Purpose: Think about current sermon planning practices, ways in which you might strengthen them and what you might share with your peers. Read: Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry Revised by Will Willimon Chapter 6 The Pastor as Preacher: Servant of the Word Write: Answer the following questions. (If your current role does …

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Text, Community, and Preacher

Purpose: Explore Finding Your Congregation in the Text and Who in the World Are These People? as you consider what it means to plan your sermons. Read: Who in the World Are These People? by Bob Wells Listening All the Way Into the Pulpit by M. Craig Barnes Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline answers …

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The Lordship of Jesus Christ

What does it mean to say Jesus saves, and why can’t we talk about Jesus without talking about the Trinity? Write: Finish these sentence stems: When most of my church members say or think “Jesus is Lord” they mean … When I say or think that “Jesus is Lord” I mean … The similarities between …

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The Triune God We Don’t Know

“All our imaginations of God have to be poured through the filter of Trinitarian reflection,” Jason Byassee. Read: Trinity: The God We Don’t Know by Jason Byassee Chapter 3:  The Triune God We Don’t Know Conclusion Watch: My Neighbor’s Music with Richard Twiss Write: Answer the following questions: Byassee writes, “All our imaginations of God …

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The Spirit We Don’t Know

“We may think we have come to experience the God the creator or Jesus the redeemer on our own, but it is actually the Spirit stirring within us to awaken an ache that can only be satisfied in God…but the Spirit’s work is not only writ small–within the space of our individual hearts,” Jason Byassee. …

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