Methodist House

"Creative Worship Design" Lunch and Workshop

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
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The Methodist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School will sponsor a luncheon discussion and workshop on "Creative Worship Design." This workshop will explore physical worship space, alternative worship music, interpretive dance, and visual art. Come join us to learn how to design worship creatively. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

Please register by 5 p.m. Wednesday, 2/13, for a $2 pizza lunch at

CANCELLED: DISCIPLE Bible Study Training

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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A DISCIPLE Bible Study Training workshop for students, faculty, and staff being sponsored by the Methodist House of Studies at Duke Divinity School has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The training workshop was to be led by the Rev. Cari Rush Willis, associate director of DISCIPLE Bible Outreach Ministries of North Carolina.

Divinity School Holiday Community Dinner and Senior Graduate Celebration

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
York Room and Goodson Chapel
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The Methodist House of Studies, the Divinity Student Council, and the Office of Student Life will host a free community dinner to celebrate the holiday season and Duke Divinity School December graduates. The monthly dinner is open to Divinity School students, faculty, and staff.

The dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. and the December graduate celebration at 6:30 p.m., both in the York Reading Room in Gray Building. The event will be followed by an Advent Service at 7 p.m. in Goodson Chapel.

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Divinity School Community Advent Service

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Goodson Chapel

The Methodist House of Studies and the Office of Student Life will co-host an Advent Service of Worship at Duke Divinity School after a free community dinner open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Laceye Warner, executive vice dean and associate professor of the practice of evangelism and Methodist Studies, will give the homily, and Randy Maddox, William Kellon Quick Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies, will be the celebrant. J.C. and The Disciples will provide music.

Arminius and His "Declaration of Sentiments"

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Stephen Gunter’s new book is first direct translation of 16th century theologian’s work from Dutch to English.


W. Stephen Gunter, associate dean for Methodist studies and research professor of evangelism and Wesleyan studies at Duke Divinity School, has written a book that is the first direct translation of 16th century theologian Arminius' “Declaration of Sentiments” into English from the original Dutch.

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Wesleyan/Reformed Luncheon Dialogue

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
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The Methodist House of Studies and the Presbyterian/Reformed Student Association will host a lunch discussion with Sujin Pak, assistant research professor of the history of Christianity and the associate dean for academic programs at Duke Divinity School, and local pastors including the Rev. Roger Owens, pastor of Duke Memorial United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C., about the differences and similarities between the Wesleyan and Reformed traditions.

Deacons@Duke Meeting on "Exploring Our Identity"

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
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Deacons@Duke, a group of students at Duke Divinity School exploring or engaged in the United Methodist Deacon ordination track, will sponsor a panel discussion on "Exploring Our Identity." The panel will include current students, Lynn Benson and Daniel Collins, and a local ordained deacon, Carolyn Schults,  who will answer questions about the call and vocation of a deacon.

A free lunch will be provided, but registration is required.

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Methodist House of Studies "Relational Networking" Event

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
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The Methodist House of Studies and Deacons@Duke at Duke Divinity School will host a "Relational Networking" event for all students, faculty, and staff in the Wesleyan traditions.

This event will include a lecture by Laura Fine Ledford, elder in the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, on why building relationships with Divinity School colleagues is important for a life in ministry after graduation. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with others from their conference, as well as begin to network on a more global scale.

There will be boxed lunches and drinks available for $2 per person if attendees pre-order.

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"General Conference 2012: Where Do We Go From Here?" with Bishop Hope Morgan Ward

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 12:20pm to 1:20pm
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The Methodist House of Studies and Deacons@Duke will hold a luncheon discussion on "General Conference 2012: Where Do We Go From Here?" with responses from N.C. Bishop Hope Morgan Ward.

A $2 pizza lunch will be offered.

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Methodist House Mentoring for Ministry Lunch

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
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The Duke Divinity School Ministerial Formation and Student Life offices are sponsoring a free, informational lunch meeting for Methodist students and other students interested in Methodist theology, ministerial formation and ordination. The Methodist House provides ongoing opportunities for fellowship and discussion.