Over the next several weeks we'll be sharing audio and interviews from each of the tremendous speakers who addressed the WCA Global Gathering at Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery, Alabama, on May 1, 2021. First up is Dr. Tim Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary, and his talk "Called and Sent: The Great Commission."
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Hear interviews and a recap from the April 30, 2021 Global Legislative Assembly of the Wesleyan Covenant Association, including a recap of some important resolutions passed by the body.
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On May 1, 2021, the Global Gathering of the Wesleyan Covenant Association will take place at Frazer Memorial UMC in Montgomery, Alabama. The day will feature a great line-up of speakers who will address the theme "Go Global!" and showcase the excitement we feel around the formation of the Global Methodist Church. On April 30, delegates from WCA Chapters will gather in Montgomery for the Global Legislative Assembly and discuss the continuing work of the WCA as we move forward in forming the new denomination. Carolyn Moore, Chair of the WCA Council, talks with Bob and Stephanie about these gatherings and about what's happening with the WCA Council as we await the launch of a new Church.
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What's the real "method" in Methodism? In this episode, Stephanie Greenwald interviews co-host Bob Kaylor, who chaired the WCA's Accountable Discipleship Task Force. Bob and Stephanie talk about the Methodist way of disciple-making and about some bold proposals from the Task Force for making accountable discipleship small groups the centerpiece for membership in the new Methodism.
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In his forthcoming book, Perfect Love: Recovering Entire Sanctification--The Lost Power of the Methodist Movement, Kevin Watson argues that "above all else, God raised up the people called Methodist to preach, teach, and experience one core doctrine"--which is entire sanctification or "Christian perfection." He goes on to say that "any form of Methodism that is not connected to the doctrine of entire sanctification has no future." What is entire sanctification, how do we move toward it, and what are the implications of this doctrine for the future of the Global Methodist Church? Listen in as Kevin discusses these questions and more with hosts Bob Kaylor and Stephanie Greenwald.
Perfect Love is set to release in May 2021. Check the Seedbed website for updates and to pre-order your copy.
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Host Bob Kaylor talks with Keith Boyette and Jeff Greenway about the Global Methodist Church's recently released Book of Doctrines and Discipline, how it was compiled, its relationship to the WCA's Doctrines and Discipline, and how the work that's being done by both the WCA and the Transitional Leadership Council will feed into the convening conference of the new denomination.
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We continue our look at the work of the ministry task forces created by the WCA in a conversation with Erik Grayson, chair of the task force on Ministry with Marginalized People. Erik describes his passion for ministry with those on the margins and offers a look into how congregations can be centers of mission and healing for people both now and in the new Methodism.
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In this special edition of the podcast, WCA President Keith Boyette and retired Bishop Robert Hayes discuss today's announcement of The Global Methodist Church. Keith and Bishop Hayes answer some questions about the Transitional Leadership Council, the Transitional Book of Doctrines and Discipline, the potential timeline for a convening conference for the new denomination, and other important information. While The Global Methodist Church is still not officially launched as a new denomination, the formation of this body provides annual conferences, churches, clergy, and laity with a more detailed look at what a new traditional Methodist denomination will look like when the Protocol for Reconciliation and Grace Through Separation passes at the next General Conference.
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In this special episode, Bob and Stephanie talk with WCA President Keith Boyette about the announced delay of the UMC General Conference to 2022 and what that delay means for the separation of the United Methodist Church and for the Wesleyan Covenant Association. Keith also discusses the implications and opportunities for local churches, pastors, and laity who continue to look forward to the launch of a new traditional Methodist denomination.
To read the news about the General Conference delay:
Press Release from the Committee on General Conference
Press Release from the Council of Bishops
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Youth and young adult ministries will be a vital and growing part of the new Methodism. In this episode Bob and Stephanie talk with Dr. Steve Rankin, chair of the WCA Youth and Young Adult Task Force, and Caleigh Smith, who directs youth ministry at Bulverde UMC in San Antonio, TX, about plans for ministries with youth, college students, and other young adults including resourcing for leaders and advice for churches who want to engage in meaningful, disciple-making relationships with young people.
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