Holston Conference invites you to Academy for Spiritual Formation

 

Wisdom for Today:  A Christian Celtic Perspective Holston Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and Upper Room Ministries will sponsor an Upper Room Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation® at Emory & Henry College (Emory, Virginia, near Bristol, Tennessee) July 30-August 4, 2017. Each Academy offers a life-giving experience of learning, worship, community, and refreshment. Academies are open to both laity and clergy. Dr. Loyd Allen and Rev. Mary Earle will serve as faculty. Allen will make Celtic Christian history relevant for today, and Earle will serve as an experienced guide to Celtic prayer. Celtic spirituality focuses on communion with God; a love for learning; time as a sacred reality; ordinary routines with God at the center; and compassionate ears and challenging words. Worship themes include hospitality, presence, pilgrimage, listen, rooted, and wholeness. For additional information contact Renni Morris (rennimorris@gmail.com or 865-386-8125) or visit http://s3.amazonaws.com/images.upperroom.org/academy/pdfs/original/201.pdf?1485985595

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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