How can we, as United Methodists, utilize our present denomination’s challenges as a catalyst for joining Christ in mission? Dedicate an hour to reflect on how we can empower forward momentum in our churches.
Willimon will focus on the laity’s role in building a hope-filled United Methodist future. This webinar will remind us who we are called to be and encourage church leaders to rebuild a church focused on missional engagement and a renewed focus on discipleship.
This webinar will be recorded. All registrants will receive a link to the recording within a week or two of the event.
A bishop in the United Methodist Church, Professor Willimon served as the dean of Duke Chapel and professor of Christian ministry at Duke University for 20 years. He returned to Duke after serving as the bishop of the North Alabama Conference from 2004 to 2012. He has taught in Germany, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia in various seminaries. He is a trustee of Wofford College and Emory University, and serves on the Dean’s Committee of Yale Divinity School.
Willimon is the author of over 70 books. His Worship as Pastoral Care was selected as one of the 10 most useful books for pastors in 1979 by the Academy of Parish Clergy. More than a million copies of his books have been sold. His articles have appeared in many publications including Theology Today, Interpretation, Liturgy, and Christianity Today. He is editor-at-large for The Christian Century. His book Pastor: the Theology and Practice of Ordained Leadership is used in dozens of seminaries in the United States and Asia.