Pilgrimage to Korea for Spiritual Renewal

 

Word of Invitation
 
Greetings in the Lord! Over 17 years of ministry in the WNCC, I have learned many things from my ministry colleagues and lay members. They have also asked me to introduce Korean spirituality and unique theological context in South Korea. Rev. Jun Seo, Pastor at Greensboro Korean UMC, and I are inviting you to a Pilgrimage to South Korea for Spiritual Renewal.
 
It will be a time for us to renew our callings for ministry, to experience prayer life and devotions with Korean Methodists, to be equipped with cultural intelligence and marginal leadership, and to rethink of our ministries in multi-cultural contexts. In addition, we will enjoy cultural tastes of South Korea, visiting various sites.
 
Please read the pilgrimage information in the below and be a pilgrim with us. If you have any questions, please reach me at jlee@wnccumc.net or 704-408-0909.
 
Sincerely, Jae Lee
 
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Overview
 
Bupyeong Methodist Church in South Korea will host Pilgrimage for Spiritual Renewal for Western North Carolina Conference pastors. Through the church’s radical hospitality and service, pilgrims may experience how to practice the teachings of Jesus Christ and embrace one another as brothers and sisters while we are strangers.
 
Goals
 
Through this pilgrimage to S. Korea for spiritual renewal, all pilgrims will experience radical hospitality, Korean spirituality, and power of prayer life. Moving toward margins, pilgrims may also deepen their theological understandings on marginality, reconciliation, immigration and inclusion, and peaceable relationship building with others.  
-     Building relationship with the Korean Methodist Church & Bupyeong Methodist Church
-     Developing cultural intelligence for missional creativity in different contexts
-     Learning Korean spirituality through prayer life
-     Understanding the Korean context and marginal leadership
-     Rethinking on the Post-Christendom ministries and church leadership for today 
 
Requirements
 * All pilgrims are expected to attend the pre-pilgrimage workshop in Greensboro and all worship services and programs during the pilgrimage.
* Valid passport for traveling outside the US

Registration Due: October 30, 2019
 
Pre-Pilgrimage Workshop: February 8, Saturday, 11am – 2pm at Greensboro Korean UMC
 
Pilgrimage Dates: March 4 – 12, 2020 /
Pilgrims: 30 clergy from WNCC
 
Cost: Nonrefundable registration fee - $100 / Airfare - $1,350 (CLT – ICN with Korean Air)
          Total - $1,450 (make payable to Calvary UMC, 512 West Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203)
          *All pilgrimage cost in S. Korea will be taken care of by Bupyeong Methodist Church.
 
 
--------------------- Registration Form -------------------
 
 
 
Last Name
 
   
First Name
 
 
Gender
 
 
M   /   F
 
Phone Number
 
 
Church Name
 
   
District
 
 
 
 
 
Email Address
 
   
Non-Refundable Fee
($100)
If you are not in,  registration fee will be refunded.
 
Health/Food Concern
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Pilgrimage     Covenant
 
 
 By submitting this registration    form, I commit myself
to participate in the pre-pilgrimage workshop and
all services and activities during the pilgrimage.
 
 
 
  Your Hope   
         for 
  Pilgrimage
 
 
 
          *If you need financial assistance for pilgrimage, please briefly describe your need and
            email to Jae Lee at jlee@wnccumc.net.
 
 

Resources for Vital Congregations

 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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