This mission education experience for all ages will take place Friday to Sunday, July 26-28, 2019, at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.
Mission Study 2019 Special Publication
Women United for Change: 150 Years in Mission Led by Rev. Elizabeth Batchelder Smith
United for Change by Ellen Blue is the first in a two-year study commemorating United Methodist Women’s 150th anniversary in 2019. It will provide a historical survey of United Methodist Women and its predecessor organizations and amplify the voices that shaped the work through an overarching story of United Methodist Women changing the fact of mission. This study is about women who established vibrant societies to support mission. First organized in the United States, those societies sent missionaries overseas and later engaged in mission at home. Each was a heroine who was willing to stand over and against what her culture—and sometimes even her church—expected of her. Learning about the early female leaders who created what would become today’s United Methodist Women can help us understand who they truly were beyond who we expected them to have been.
Spiritual Growth Mission Study: 2019
Practicing Resurrection: The Gospel of Mark and Radical Discipleship Led by Marie MacDougall (English) and Jeongseung Lee (Korean)
In Mark and Radical Discipleship, author Janet Wolf explores what it means to live a life of radical discipleship today using the Gospel of Mark as the foundation. Wolf explores the timeless issues of poverty, gender, justice, liberation, equality, and others using Mark as a guide. The stories of the women in Mark are a particular focus in this study and how, although often unnamed, they are prominent among Jesus’ followers and in Mark’s recounting of the gospel story.
Children's Mission Study: 2019
MARKED: A Mission Journey with Jesus in the Gospel of Mark Led by Tammy Verity and Aileen Stumpf
In MARKED: A Mission Journey with Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, Rita Hays invites children to join Jesus on an exciting lifelong pilgrimage of discipleship and mission.
Throughout the Gospel of Mark, Jesus engages with all types of people, especially individuals who find themselves on the margins of society. Jesus appears as an inclusive Savior, inviting children to practice discipleship by sharing compassion, love, and kindness toward others. Jesus also beckons to children to practice their faith through positive decision-making.
Youth Mission Study: 2019 Who Do You Say That I Am? Meeting Jesus through the Eyes of Mark Led by Sherry Culver
In Who do you say that I am? Meeting Jesus Through the Eyes of Mark, Carolyn Poling guides youth through the Gospel of Mark, helping them to define who Jesus is to them, who he says he is in scripture, and how this impacts how we live our lives.
The goal of this study is to help youth explore scripture in new ways so they can develop their own faith and put it into action. This is the mark of a true disciple.
In Mark, Jesus models for us how to live our lives as Christians, reaching out to those who are left out, offering compassion and healing. The author of Mark not only describes God’s kin-dom through Jesus’ teachings, but also models it for us. Through his actions, Jesus shows us that he has come for everyone. Therefore, God’s kin-dom is for everyone. The author’s message offers a chance to those who feel left out, cast aside, and forgotten. It offers belief to those who need physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.
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Southern New Hampshire University is set in the outskirts of Manchester, NH, just off Route 93. The housing is in suites with shared semi-private bathrooms; handicapped accessible buildings; shuttle service between buildings; air-conditioned classrooms; cafeteria dining. Bring your own linens, pillow, towels and toiletries including a cup. Five meals are included, Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast.