This event has been canceled. Due to travel bans our presenters, Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, Dean of Duke Divinity School, and the Rev. Dr. Susan Pendleton Jones of the North Carolina Conference’s Church Transformation Ministries are unable to be here to present.
Your registration will be carried over to the Fall 2020 event which will be October 19 & 20 where Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, Dean of Duke Divinity School, and the Rev. Dr. Susan Pendleton Jones of the North Carolina Conference’s Church Transformation Ministries will lead the conversation about rebuilding the connection. More details about that event will be available in the near future. If you do not wish to have your registration carried over, please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org and a refund will be issued. If you have made a hotel reservation, be sure to contact them as soon as possible to cancel that. The hotel block had been set up with the Ramada by Wyndham Ankeny (515) 964-1717.
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All Christians need to grow and learn how to connect and live with those with whom they disagree.
Our country is polarized and divided by how we think, the words we use, our political system, and much more. Instead of The United Methodist Church demonstrating a way through the divisiveness of our present time, we are as polarized and divided as our nation.
Rev. Dr. Greg Jones, Dean of Duke Divinity School, and the Rev. Dr. Susan Pendleton Jones with the North Carolina Conference’s Church Transformation Ministries, will help us understand some of the issues that have caused us to face a split: Confirmation Bias, Fundamental Attribution Error, Interpretive Loathing, and more. The Joneses will also explore what it would mean to “rediscover the heart of Methodism.”
This event will be connectional, focused on discernment and cultivating relationships. As we learn together we will be participating in the first step of rebuilding connection. We will grow in our relationship with Christ and each other.
We look forward to seeing you grow in grace with us at the Orders event in March.