Space4Grace on June 21st

 

FROM: Bishop Paul L. Leeland
TO; WNCC Clergy

Dear Friends,
 
I want to invite you to participate in one of two Space4Grace events on Thursday, June 21, the day of our Executive Session of Clergy Members. These Sabbath experiences are brought to us by the Sabbath Living Initiative. There will be two different options offered - either from 10:30 to 2:00 before the Clergy Session or from 5:30 to 9:00 after the Clergy Session.  Both of these sessions will include a Sabbath meal and a time of conversation around the theology and practice of Sabbath.  They will be held at the Waynesville Inn (176 Country Club Drive, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786), just a short 10 minute drive from Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. You are welcome to bring your spouse and/or lay delegate with you.
 
My prayer is that the time together on June 21 might be the beginning of a renewal of a Sabbath lifestyle in which we live at the pace of grace, make regular space for grace, and help our churches become a place of grace. Dr. Guy Brewer and the Sabbath Living team will be with us to facilitate conversation and provide wonderful resources for Sabbath living.
 
I especially want to encourage pastors who are in transition this year to take part in Space4Grace. I cannot think of a better way to begin in a new place ministry than to rededicate oneself to a Sabbath lifestyle of worship.
 
There is no cost to you for this event. Sabbath Living will provide a stipend for overnight lodging for those who need it. To register for Space4Grace on June 21, click on the link below. Please indicate if you have dietary restrictions or preferences so that preparations can be made for you.
 
Praying with you in anticipation that God will do wonderful things among us this Annual Conference,
 
Bishop Paul Leeland
 
 
Registration link for Space4Grace
June 21, 2018
10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. – or - 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
http://sabbathliving.org/wncc-conference-s4g-registration/

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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