Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Wesley scholars to lead retreats


Seated are James and Molly Davis Scott, who are the guest presenters for the upcoming Bishop’s Retreats. With them are, from left, planning team members Derrek Belase, Janice Meese, Brian Matthews, Tish Malloy, and Craig Stinson.

Focus for the 2010 Bishop’s Retreats later this month is "The Methodist Movement: Who Were We and What Were We Doing."

UM elders James Scott and Molly Davis Scott of Tulsa will lead Oklahoma clergy as they explore this topic in the context of "…What can be restored in the 21st century?"

The Scotts’ ministry has included being pastors, missionaries, adjunct seminary professors for three Doctor of Ministry programs, speakers, and authors. Their books include "Kingdom People," a 12-week Wesleyan discipleship study, "Restoring Methodism," and "Restoring the Wesleyan Class-Meeting."

Bishop Hayes requests clergy read the Scotts’ book "Restoring Methodism: 10 Decisions for United Methodist Churches in America" prior to attending the retreat.

During the week of Sept. 19, three retreats are offered, one at each Conference campground. Each begins at 7 p.m. on Day One and concludes with worship at 11 a.m. on Day Three. Each active clergy member is expected to attend one of the retreats.

  • Sept. 19-21 (Sunday-Tuesday) at Canyon
  • Sept. 21-23 (Tuesday-Thursday) at Cross Point
  • Sept. 23-25 (Thursday-Saturday) at Egan

Clergy can register at www.okumc.org/camps

Information about the Scotts is at: www.christianconnexion.com.



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