Coming Lent 2020: The Passions of Jesus Study


A new six-week study is coming for Lent 2020. Join friends from our conference as we explore The Passions of Jesus. We see the passion of Jesus in his death but also in his life. As we journey together through Lent, we will look at what scripture tells us Jesus cared about and how that impacts what and who we care about. In our logo, you may recognize the Celtic Triquetra, often referred to as the Trinity Knot, with three equal parts that interconnect. In Christian tradition, it is a representation of the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It can also represent anything that we associate in threes. In this study, we look at the interconnectedness of Christ’s passion for us, Christ’s passion for others, and our passion reflected back, for Christ and for others. Rev. Gloria Hughes will lead six weeks of video conversations to accompany the digital study guide. Join the email list to be notified when the study is released for download.

Study Overview
Session 1: Jesus' Passion for Us with Dr. Samuel Moore and Rev. Kyle Sigmon
Session 2: Receiving Jesus' Passion for Us with Rev. Michael Carr, Rev. Stacey Lundy and Rev. Sally Queen
Session 3: Our Passion for Jesus with Rev. Susan Heafner-Heun, Rev. Chris Hughes and Rev. Susan Suarez-Webster
Session 4: Sharing Your Passion for Jesus with Rev. Ben Gatton, Dr. Stephanie Moore Hand and Rev. Josh Kurtz
Session 5: Jesus' Passion for Others with Rev. Susan Heafner-Heun and Rev. Joel Simpson
Session 6: Embodying Jesus' Passion for Others with Rev. Ben Carson and Rev. Karen Doucette


Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


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


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


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

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

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


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


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment







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