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Meeting God at the Boundaries
Author: Lucia Ann McSpadden
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162193

Lucia Ann McSpadden offered a penetrating analysis of the struggles as well as the joys and opportunities experienced by persons engaged in cross-cultural-cross-racial ministry in The United Methodist Church. Soon after the book was published, it became apparent that a volume was needed that would offer the various individuals and groups involved in this ministry hands-on, practical understanding, skills, and competencies for serving in cross-cultural-cross-racial ministry. Meeting God at the Boundaries: A Manual for Church Leaders fills that need.

Mentoring into Vocation
Author: Mark A. Fowler
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162735

Designed as a companion to mentors and those training mentors, Mentoring into Vocation offers a comprehensive framework for guiding persons into ordained or lay vocations. Written specifically from the perspective of United Methodist polity and theology, the book provides leaders in annual conferences charged with oversight of candidacy and clergy mentoring programs with theological grounding, touchstones along the mentoring journey, and a spiritual and theological focus for their work. The book is also an excellent resource for mentoring laity into their vocations in the world.

Ordained Ministry in the United Methodist Church
Author: William B. Lawrence
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162698

Author Dr. William B. Lawrence gives us a gift in this history of ordination in the Methodist tradition. From our beginnings, ordination has always been about the community. The community confirms one's call, helps him/her make decisions about preparation for ministry, and shares in the supervision and ongoing evaluation of the ordained. Ordination is a communal affirmation for the common good. Dr. Lawrence challenges us to look outside the church to the needs of the whole world as we make decisions about who will be ordained and how they will live out ordination.

Quick and Easy Guide to United Methodist Polity cover
Author: Anne L. Burkholder and Thomas W. Elliott Jr.
Paperback
ISBN: 
9781945935121
Ebook
ISBN: 
9781945935138

A convenient, reliable guide to your polity questions

250+ entries, containing:

an important quote from John Wesley or other notable Methodists;
a definition and how the entry relates to pastors and leaders;
brief notes on historical/theological roots;
related Discipline paragraph numbers;
other essentials.

Author Information:

Anne L. Burkholder is Associate Dean of Methodist Studies and Professor in the Practice of Ecclesiology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Thomas W. Elliott Jr. is Assistant Professor in the Practice of Practical Theology, Director of Contextual Education II, Teaching Parish, and Ministry Internships at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

The Life to Come Re-Creating Retirement cover
Author: Steven M. Tipton
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ISBN: 
9781945935053
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ISBN: 
9781945935060

Rekindle your love of life. Find your true calling, maybe for the first time.

What must we do to make our dreams come true? What can we do together to keep the promise of the American Dream? What should we do when so many of us have saved so little? Retirement not only offers a time to rest from our labors and relax with family and friends—to travel, play, and have fun—but it beckons us to find our true calling in action, peace of mind in reflection, the spirit moving in the moment of each day, and the grace of God in prayer and love of neighbor.

 

Author Information:

Steven M. Tipton is C.H. Candler Professor Emeritus of Sociology of Religion and Senior Research Fellow at Emory University, Candler School of Theology. A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, he is the author of Getting Saved from the Sixties: The Transformation of Moral Meaning in American Culture and Public Pulpits: Methodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life, and coauthor of Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life and The Good Society. 

Renewal of United Methodism
Author: Rex D. Matthews
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ISBN: 
9780938162612

A distinguished group of United Methodist seminary professors celebrate the life and work of Russell E. Richey by presenting essays highlighting important themes around which much of his scholarly research and writing have focused: ministry and mission; denominationalism and connectionalism; ecclesiology and evangelism; and doctrine and theology.

Author Information:

Rex D. Matthews is Professor in the Practice of Historical Theology and Wesleyan Studies at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

The Term
Author: Timothy S. Moore
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ISBN: 
9780938162544
Ebook

The Term: A Word for the Campus by the Campus is a journal of preaching and worship for collegiate ministry. Written by collegiate ministers, The Term provides a place for sharing timely and beneficial homiletical, liturgical, and reflective resources for collegiate ministry by utilizing collegiate ministers' own exemplarily work. Issued semiannually, this journal offers resources that target upcoming liturgical, academic, and social occasions relevant to each academic term.

Author Information:

Timothy Moore, D. Min., is Director of Collegiate Ministry Resources and Training, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, The United Methodist Church.

To Transform the World
Author: Alice G. Knotts
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ISBN: 
9780938162872

Drawing on their extensive experience in campus ministry, ten campus ministers offer theological insights and practical suggestions for vital United Methodist campus ministry today. Topics include the importance of campus ministry for the church's witness; the role of campus ministry in preparing leaders for church and world; dealing with trauma and violence on campus; effective use of emerging digital technologies, and more.

Watching Over One Another in Love
Author: Gwendolynn Purushotham
Paperback
ISBN: 
9780938162728

Drawing on Wesleyan themes of grace and responsibility, Watching Over One Another in Love provides step-by-step guidance for creating a covenant-based ministry assessment process that holds persons accountable for fruit-bearing faith. At the same time, it enables the experience of ministry assessment to be edifying for both the church and pastor.

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