2013 United Methodist Full Connection Seminar
Duke Divinity School
September 9, 2013 to September 10, 2013
This seminar is a theological workshop designed to help United Methodists participating in the ordination process prepare for their board interviews and written examinations.
The seminar features:
- Advance access to audio recordings of 10 lectures
Participants will listen recordings of 10 lectures prior to arriving on campus. The lectures, offered by distinguished faculty and practitioners, each address one of the disciplinary questions and can help candidates begin to write their papers and formulate their thoughts about ordination.
- Interactive discussions
Because participants will have already heard the lectures, the time on campus can be spent discussing the content and reflecting on the issues of ordination and ministry.
- Support in developing papers
Participants are encouraged to bring drafts of their written work for critique and development while at Duke.
- In-depth conversations with annual conference officials
- Opportunities for worship and community-building
The following distinguished faculty and practitioners will offer audio-based lectures on topics that address the traditional disciplinary questions for ordination.
|Doctrine of Salvation||Randy Maddox, William Kellon Quick Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies|
|Sacraments||Belton Joyner, Author and Retired United Methodist Pastor|
|Worship||Lester Ruth, Research Professor of Christian Worship|
|Preaching/Proclamation||Joy Moore, Associate Dean of African American Church Studies and Assistant Professor Preaching, Fuller Theological Seminary|
|Kingdom of God, Resurrection, Eternal Life||Geoffrey Wainwright, Robert Earl Cushman Professor of Christian Theology|
|Vocation and the Practice of Ministry||Susan Pendleton Jones, Director of Field Education|
|God, Divine Grace, and Humanity||L. Gregory Jones, Senior Strategist for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School and Professor of Theology|
|The Lordship of Christ and the Holy Spirit||Edgardo Colόn-Emeric, Assistant Professor of Christian Theology|
|Nature of the Church||Jason Byassee, Senior Pastor of Boone United Methodist Church, Boone, N.C.; Fellow in Theology and Leadership at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity|
|Mission of the Church||Laceye Warner, Associate Dean for Academic Formation and Programs; Associate Professor of the Practice of Evangelism and Methodist Studies; Royce and Jane Reynolds Teaching Fellow|
Provisional members of all United Methodist conferences are invited to participate in the United Methodist Full Connection Seminar.
|Registration Fee ||$80||$95|
Reduced Rate for Provisional Members in North Carolina
While accommodations are not included in the seminar registration fee, we have negotiated a special rate at the Hilton Durham for seminar participants visiting from outside the Durham area. If you would like to include a room reservation for Monday, Sept. 11, as part of your registration, please indicate your preference for a private or shared room on your registration form. You also are welcome to make your own lodging arrangements elsewhere.
- Private Room: $90/person
- Shared Room: $45/person
You may specify your preferred roommate on your registration form, and we will make every effort to accommodate your preferences.
Online registration will begin on July 1, 2013.