Bishop’s Lenten Study2018-11-08T16:46:37+00:00

Bishop’s Lenten Study

2018 Lenten Study: Now is the time

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Join us as we continue the Lenten study Facebook Live conversation! We are joined by Manet Shettle, Rev. Russ Abel, Rev. Lisa Schubert Nowling, Doug Worthington, Emily Krach, Debra Jarvis, and moderator Skyler E. Nimmons.

OVERVIEW

In light of a rising anxiousness for what will become the United Methodist Church after the Special General Conference in February 2019, how can the Body of Christ journey together through the Season of Lent, to engage in critical conversations, for the purpose of understanding our differences, while strengthening the covenant with God and one another.

What a great opportunity for the Indiana Conference’s lay and clergy leaders, to create a gracious space during Lent to return the focus of our lives toward becoming more like Jesus Christ, in community and through conversation. There will be a weekly series of lay and clergy guided discussions in the ten (10) districts across Indiana, using the book,  Is It Time? Helping Laity and Clergy Discuss Homosexuality One Question at a Time, while understanding NOW IS THE TIME for the United Methodist witness in Indiana to model what it means to be the Church on Mission!

PLAN

  • Each Conference Superintendent will identify a host church in each of the ten (10) districts that would serve as the weekly hub for the lay and clergy guided conversations (to begin March 7-28, 2018).
  • Each Conference Superintendent will identify three (3) to four (4) lay and clergy leaders who commits to being trained as a facilitator and facilitating the conversation in each district.
    • Debra J. Jarvis, the Facilitator’s trainer, is a dedicated United Methodist lay person, who is highly qualified through her experiences of leadership, management and diversity and inclusion consulting, as well as training and research for the last ten years with numerous public safety and not-for-profit organizations, including the National Emergency Training Center, Peace Learning Center, VA Hospital, and numerous others.
  • There will be three (2) Facebook Live events hosted by the Indiana Conference, beginning Noon on Ash Wednesday (and each Wednesday in February) as a model for the guided conversations.
    • Ash Wednesday: Bishop Trimble, Bishop Coyner, Adolf Hansen, Kim Reisman, Doris Clark
    • February 28: Members of the Board of Laity, Emerging Leaders, and Board of Ministry (Facilitated by Debra J. Jarvis)

DETAILS

All are invited, and this opportunity is open to all persons in the Christian community.

WHEN:

  • Online — Each Wednesday during Lent in February 2018
  • Feb. 14 and 28 | 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 pm
  • In Person — Each Wednesday during Lent in March 2018
  • March 7, 14, 21, 28

COST: FREE – Registration is strongly encouraged.

REGISTER HERE

Lenten Study Critical Conversation

Locations, times, and facilitators:

CENTRAL DISTRICT

LOCATION:

  • Rosedale Hills UMC
    4450 S Keystone Ave
  • Indianapolis, IN 46227

TIME: 12:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.

FACILITATORS:

  • Amy McCabe
  • Cameron Manifold
  • Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Lisa Morris

NORTH DISTRICT

LOCATION:

  • Lakeville UMC
    610 N Michigan St.
  • Lakeville, IN 46536

TIME: 12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. EST | 11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. CST

FACILITATORS:

  • Bob Vale
  • Heather Foley
  • Barb Holcomb
  • Carl Hetler

NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT

LOCATION:

  • St. Luke’s UMC in Kokomo
    700 E Southway Blvd.
  • Kokomo, IN 46902

TIME: 6:30 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.

FACILITATORS:

  • Jared Kendall
  • Katy Benson

NORTHWEST DISTRICT

LOCATION:

  • Monticello UMC
    200 S Main St.
  • Monticello, IN 47960

TIME: 12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

FACILITATORS:

  • Kerry O’Brien
  • Kurt Freeman
  • Jane Creswell

NORTHEAST DISTRICT

LOCATIONS:

  • Huntington Trinity UMC
    530 Guilford St.
  • Huntington, IN 46750
  • Auburn UMC
  • 1203 E 7th St.
  • Auburn, IN 46706

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

FACILITATORS:

  • Jim Farrer
  • Beth Horrom
  • Steven McPeek
  • Jean Hayden

SOUTH DISTRICT

LOCATION:

  • New Albany Centenary UMC
    309 E Spring St.
  • New Albany, IN 47150

TIME: 12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

FACILITATORS:

  • Harriett Akins-Banman
  • Kathy Ottinger
  • Janet Werle
  • Doug Drake

SOUTHEAST DISTRICT

LOCATION:

  • FUMC Columbus
    618 8th St.
  • Columbus, IN 47201

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

FACILITATORS:

  • Howard Boles
  • Diane Lill
  • Darlene Bricker
  • Maia Campbell
  • Don Faber

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT

LOCATION:

  • University of Evansville, Eykamp Hall Room
    251 E Walnut St.
  • Evansville, IN 47714

TIME: 12:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. CST

FACILITATORS:

  • Tammy Gieselman
  • Karin Heinicke
  • Betty Hart
  • Mitch Gieselman

EAST DISTRICT

LOCATION:

  • FUMC New Castle
    1324 Church St.
  • New Castle, IN 47362

TIME: 9:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

FACILITATORS:

  • Jake Ohlemiller
  • Cynthia Garver
  • Mick Miller
  • Rob Judd

WEST DISTRICT

LOCATION:

  • Terre Haute Memorial UMC
    2701 Poplar St.
  • Terre Haute, IN 47803

TIME: 1:00 p.m.

FACILITATORS:

  • Chiyona Bourne
  • Jay Jones

Is It Time?THE READING

Is It Time? Helping Laity and Clergy Discuss Homosexuality One Question at a Time.
Abingdon Press, 2017 (ISBN 978-1-50185-973-1).

Please purchase the book prior to the first session – kindle and paperback versions available on Amazon.

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