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1 Stewards of the Wesleyan Way of Salvation Scott Jones

2 Bishop Scott Jones

3 The Wesleyan Renewal of United Methodism

4 Why?because Ministry is harder than I expected it to be

5 15 th and 16 th century—printing, nation states and revolt against papacy

6 18 th century—industrial revolution and dislocation, globalization begins

7 15 th and 16 th century—printing, nation states and revolt against papacy 18 th century—industrial revolution and dislocation, globalization begins 19 th century—in America, migration of European settlers across continent

8 15 th and 16 th century—printing, nation states and revolt against papacy 18 th century—industrial revolution and dislocation, globalization begins 19 th century—in America, migration of European settlers across continent 20 th century—urbanization, globalization, secularization

9 21 st Century Changes Demographic—rural to urban, immigrants

10 21 st Century Changes Demographic—rural to urban, immigrants Cultural—women, decline of social capital

11 21 st Century Changes Demographic—rural to urban, immigrants Cultural—women, decline of social capital Technological—digital communication multiplier and speed

12 21 st Century Changes Demographic—rural to urban, immigrants Cultural—women, decline of social capital Technological—digital communication’s multiplier and speed Political —shallowness, polarization

13 21 st Century Changes Demographic—rural to urban, immigrants Cultural—women, decline of social capital Technological—digital communication multiplier and speed Political —shallowness, polarization Global—environment, globalization

14 21 st Century Changes Demographic—rural to urban, immigrants Cultural—women, decline of social capital Technological—digital communication multiplier and speed Political —shallowness, polarization Global—environment, globalization Heb. 13:8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever

15 Key Questions 1.How do I feel and think about my ministry? 2.Do I give my greatest amount of time and my best energy to what is most important and most fruitful?

16 From Adam Hamilton, Leading Beyond the Walls 1.Why do people need Christ? 2.Why do people need the church? 3.Why do people need this particular church?

17 UM Distinctives connected instead of polarized

18 UM Distinctives connected instead of polarized itinerant not self-directed

19 UM Distinctives connected instead of polarized itinerant not self-directed global and local

20 UM Distinctives connected instead of polarized itinerant not self-directed global and local extreme center in organization, doctrine, social justice and evangelism

21 The Purpose of Our Ministry Wesley: “ Wesley: “You have nothing to do but save souls. Therefore spend and be spent in this work. And go always not only to those who want you, but to those who want you most.” 1 Corinthians 4:1: “ 1 Corinthians 4:1: “Think of us in this way, as servants of Christ and stewards of God's mysteries.”

22 Be Clear with People: Salvation is a journey

23 Be Clear with People: Salvation is a journey Salvation has a destination--maturity

24 Be Clear with People: Salvation is a journey Salvation has a destination—maturity Grace is fuel for the journey; faith is getting in the car

25 Be Clear with People: Salvation is a journey Salvation has a destination—maturity Grace is fuel for the journey; faith is getting in the car Always make the journey with others

26 Be Clear with People: Salvation is a journey Salvation has a destination—maturity Grace is fuel for the journey; faith is getting in the car Always make the journey with others Refuel regularly through the means of grace

27 The Wesleyan Way of Salvation Following Christ is a way of life

28 The Wesleyan Way of Salvation Following Christ is a way of life Love ultimately wins

29 The Wesleyan Way of Salvation Following Christ is a way of life Love ultimately wins It’s a good world with issues

30 The Wesleyan Way of Salvation Following Christ is a way of life Love ultimately wins It’s a good world with issues Turn it around with grace

31 The Wesleyan Way of Salvation Following Christ is a way of life Love ultimately wins It’s a good world with issues Turn it around with grace You are not alone

32 The Wesleyan Way of Salvation Following Christ is a way of life Love ultimately wins It’s a good world with issues Turn it around with grace You are not alone Transform yourself and the world

33 The Wesleyan Way of Salvation Following Christ is a way of life Love ultimately wins It’s a good world with issues Turn it around with grace You are not alone Transform yourself and the world Invite others on the journey

34 The Wesleyan Way of Salvation Following Christ is a way of life Love ultimately wins It’s a good world with issues Turn it around with grace You are not alone Transform yourself and the world Invite others on the journey Christ no matter what

35 If genuine revival ever comes to America, it will come through the United Methodists. They have done it before, if they will only remember it. They have the right doctrine if they will only preach it. They have the right organization if they will only use it.


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