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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Steve Cordle, Pastor of Crossroads Church in the Pittsburgh area, chaired the WCA Task Force on Church Multiplication. In this episode, Steve talks with Bob and Stephanie about a bold strategy for multiplying and planting churches in the new Methodism, including an exciting vision for planting 3,500 churches worldwide.
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In the first episode of Season 2, Rev. Paul Lawler gives us an overview of the work of the WCA Task Force on Global Missions and unveils a new denominational approach to reaching the world with the gospel in the 21st century.
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WCA President Keith Boyette joins Bob and Stephanie for another Mail Bag episode as we close Season 1 of the podcast. Keith answers listener questions about the anticipated separation of the UMC and the launch of a new traditional Methodist denomination. The questions focus on General Conference, the timeline for launching the new denomination, how churches will join, what property and financial arrangements are anticipated, how clergy will be deployed, and how the new denomination will focus on "spreading Scriptural holiness" across the globe.
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Lo Alaman's spoken word poetry has blessed the Church and many of our listeners will have heard him speak at the New Room Conference. Lo's new book of poems, We Sang a Dirge: Poems, Laments, and Other Things That Matter to God is a thoughtful and powerful look at the state of the culture and the Church. As a black man in the Church and a black man in America, Lo offers some candid insights into how the biblical practice of lament can speak into the issues of racism, injustice, and division that affect American society today and offers some thoughts on how the present and future Church can better reflect the Kingdom vision of unity.
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