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A Congregational Questionnaire

(Share your theological insights on Creation Care!)



 “Serving God through Faithful Stewardship on Our Common Home*:
 Equipping Good Shepherd United Methodist Church for the Anthropocene.”


                                                                               Rev. DaeHwa Park

   Over the last two decades I have served as an ordained elder at

   several United Methodist churches in the greater Washington area.

   While leading these congregations, I learned that there was a need

   for a discipleship pathway for the churches I served to make and

   empower the disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the


   In 2010, I wrote a 40-page ministry catalog, entitled Means of Grace

   that Shapes Our Future, for Saint James United Methodist Church

   in West Friendship, Maryland. The catalog was used mainly for new

   member classes and for the financial stewardship for the church.

   Beginning with the mission, vision, value and beliefs of the church, the catalog helped a new disciple grow and find his or her place

   in the life of the church through the discipleship pathway. The discipleship pathway was developed through the Wesleyan means of

   grace. It offers eight assimilation tracks  that bring up new members to grow to the level of spiritual leaders in the church.

   Each track requires a year of bible study and lay leadership practice in the area of ministry – worship, study, service and evangelism.

   Through the assimilation process of each track,** the members of the church learn the ministerial skills and are invited to serve eight

   different leadership areas of the church. ... [Cont'd here (PDF file)]

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