Two opportunities from the Council of Bishops

 

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church announces two exciting opportunities offered through their office: 1. Applications for a partial scholarship to attend The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey during the Fall 2018 Graduate Session are now available.  Seminary students who intend to vocationally serve The UMC are encouraged to consider this opportunity to engage in an ecumenical community for this 5-month, graduate-level course.  The application is due no later than September 15, 2017.  For more information about The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey go to www.institute.oikoumene.org.  For a copy of the COB scholarship application and guidelines contact Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst at jhawxhurst@umc-cob.org. 2. Applications for one of three annual "Local Initiative Grants" are now available.  These grants are for annual conference groups who are doing excellent ecumenical and/or interreligious ministries in their contexts.  Projects receiving grants should be carried out during the first half of 2018.  For more information about the Local Initiative Grants go to  www.ocuir.org.   For a copy of the COB grant application with guidelines contact Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst at jhawxhurst@umc-cob.org. Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested in either of the above opportunities. Sincerely, Rev. Dr. Jean Hawxhurst Ecumenical Staff Officer and Leadership Development for the Council of Bishops of The Untied Methodist Church

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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