Session 1

Session 1 features "Listening, Responding and Practicing the Presence" as a part of holy conferencing. In the United Methodist Church, “holy conferencing”, which John Wesley identified as a means of grace, is the holy act of being in dialogue with God and others. More now than ever, churches find themselves at the crossroads of hot button topics ranging from social justice issues to theological divides. Finding “sweet spot” of holy conversation is essential to walking on to the playing field of potentially divisive issues and challenges.

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Session 2

Session 2 features the basic principles, or attitudes, of good sportsmanship to help build a strong foundation for holy conferencing.

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Session 3

Session 3 features how we take to the field of grace and be God’s players of transformation interceding on behalf of the world, and collaborating together with God for the transformation of the world.

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Session 4

Session 4 offers a challenge to congregations:"'what next?"

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The Sweet Spot Disciplines: Guided Meditation

Rev. Jenn Weekes-Klein offers a guided meditation for Practicing the Presence using Psalm 46.10.

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