Please read page in its entirety in preparation for each session.

You are responsible for purchasing your own books unless otherwise noted. Books can be purchased on Cokesbury, Amazon and may be the bound or digital version.

Texts to Bring to Each Session

You may seek to borrow the below UMC texts from your church or pastor.

Pre-Work Resourcing Assignments | Session One - February 4-5

For those enrolled in Session One, prior to the first class:

  • Purchase and read Worshiping with United Methodists Revised Edison by Hoyt L. Hickman | Click here
  • Purchase and read From Pew to Pulpit: A Beginner’s Guide to Preaching, by Clifton F. Guthrie | Click here
  • Explore the Five Markers of Vitality | Watch the GNJ video series on the Five Markers of Vitality, here.

Also prior to January 20th, email Joanne Sullivan the below typed documents in Times New Roman, 12 pt font and double spaced. Make sure your first and last name is on each page and your pages are numbered.

  1. A 250-400-word biographical reflection paper that includes your strengths and growing edges in ministry.