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United Methodist bishops assemble for learning retreat


United Methodist Communications
Office of Public Information
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Nashville, TN 37203

For Immediate Release
October 30, 2015

Nashville, Tenn.: The residential bishops of The United Methodist Church will meet November 1-5 at Lake Junaluska, N.C. for a time of learning, reflection, sharing, worship and devotion.

The gathering will continue a focus on the theme of adaptive leadership, which was also the central topic at the bishops’ retreat in 2014. The five-day learning experience will include presentations by Marty Linsky, adaptive leadership expert,  co-founder of Cambridge Leadership Associates and co-author of The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World.

Also presenting at the retreat and providing the theological context for leadership will be Greg Jones, a professor of theology and Senior Strategist for Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School.

The bishops will meet in small groups, discuss adaptive challenges, and provide peer reflections. They will spend time together in worship and in prayer, as well as have time for individual reflection.

Throughout the learning retreat, there will be regular reports about the day-to-day activities.


 Contact: Diane Degnan
 (615) 742-5406 (office)
 (615) 483-1765 (cell)