Wesleyan Leadership Conference - Sharing Pastoral Power
The third annual Wesleyan Leadership Conference aims to help The United Methodist Church develop leaders for congregations that make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The event will take place November 1-3, 2012 at General Board of Discipleship in Nashville, Tennessee. The theme is Sharing Pastoral Power - Wesleyan Foundations for Leadership in the Congregation.
Disciple-making in the early church was a cooperative, communal process of Christian formation. It was built upon shared leadership among persons whom God called to the work of apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher.
John Wesley drew upon the wisdom of the early church when he developed a method of forming disciples who make disciples. They are lay women and men who are experienced in the practices of discipleship: prayer, worship, Scripture, fasting, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, visiting prisoners, welcoming strangers, etc.