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Living Our Principles Ep1 The Natural World

Living our Principles is a series about the world we live in and an opportunity to find ourselves and our communities in the stories we see and hear. Because all created things depend on a flourishing natural world to bring about abundance, we begin my asking how we are to protect life as stewards o…

Mission and Evangelization (Series 1) – Part 1: Fundamentals, Concepts, and Paradigms of Mission

This video is part of a special four disk series about missionary perspectives in urban context. Reflection and analysis for mission development opportunities, offered By Dr. Nicanor Lopes, professor at Methodist School of Theology in São Paulo, Brazil.

Wesley and Giving Part 1: On Wealth

The “Wesley & Giving” series was developed as a resource for clergy study groups. Its purpose is to remind clergy of the Wesleyan message related to Christian giving; to engage clergy in discussion of what this message means for personal life; and to discover how this message might be shared wit…

Spectrums Project: Liberal Christians and Conservative Christians — Part 1

Applying a multidisciplinary framework informed by the biological sciences, cognitive sciences, social sciences, and religious studies, the Spectrums Project investigates and interprets religious belief along the conservative-liberal spectrum in attempts to expand understanding-based empathy. We ack…

Retirement Webinar

Wespath Retirement plans, processes and information.

About the Clergy Lifelong Learning Office

The Clergy Lifelong Learning office oversees continuing education and spiritual formation for clergy, and provides support for United Methodist clergywomen, and racial and ethnic clergy in areas of theological education, enlistment, and research.

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 6: Traditionalist Plan

This video is a brief sketch of the Traditionalist Plan that has been submitted to the 2019 General Conference by the Commission on a Way Forward. Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball is the resident bishop of the West Virginia Conference and she is also one of the moderators for the Commission on a Way Forwa…

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 5: Connectional Conference Plan

This video is a brief summary of the Connectional Conference plan that will be considered by the February 2019 General Conference. In two places in this video you will see the word Connectional Conference appear at the bottom of the screen. In these two places Bishop Ball meant to say Connectional C…

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 4: One Church Plan

In this video Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball discusses specifics of the One Church Plan as it has been submitted by the Commission on A Way Forward to the special General Conference of The United Methodist Church, which will gather in St Louis in February, 2019.

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 3: The Conciliar Process

In this video Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball explains the conciliar process, the methodology that the Commission on A Way Forward used to gather information, discuss and write proposed legislation for the special session of General Conference that meets February, 2019

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 2: Summary of the Full Commission Report

Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball offers a summary of the Commission on A Way Forward report and what it means for the 2019 special session of General Conference.

Seeing a Way Forward – Part 1: The Way Forward

Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball offers this update on the work of the UMC Commission on a Way Forward, the Council of Bishops, the Judicial Council and the Commission on General Conference in preparation for the special session of General Conference 2019. Bishop Steiner Ball served as one of the moderato…

The One Church Plan

Author:  Mark Holland A key scripture for Mainstream UMC is the Council of Jerusalem in Acts 15:1-35 The One Church Plan stands squarely on the Biblical precedent of allowing Christians to disagree on issues as important as Scripture and Tradition and remain in the same church. The One Church Plan r…

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