Year 2

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 Discussion Prep: Jot down or outline answers to the questions below.

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More to the Story

Consider Stephanie Speller’s thoughts on God’s love and Love’s work on the cross. Watch: More to the Story 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). What line, thought or quote in the video is staying with you and

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Who Gets Saved?

Reflect on the idea of heaven and who gets saved through the lens of Will Willimon video and your readings for the day. Write: Finish these sentence stems: When most of my church members talk about or think about the eternal life they seem to think it means … Their thoughts are formed by …

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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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