3 - 14
Aug 2020 - Sep 2020
12:00 PM - 12:00 PMAdd to Calendar (ics)
Out of Exodus is designed for the average congregant who wants more information about ministry with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Additionally, educators and pastors who want to lead a study of Out of Exodus in their congregations will find this course very useful. Inspiring sermons by Grandview’s pastors illustrate and articulate a vision for 21st century discipleship that often includes reaching out to the margins of society as Jesus so frequently did. Personal experiences are offered by Grandview UMC members. Resources will provide a good understanding of terminology, strengths, challenges and opportunities to incorporate LGBT into congregational life. Emphasis is also placed on creating a safe space for healthy dialogue within the congregation. This course is taught by the Rev. Mary Merriman, who is one of the co-authors of "Out of Exodus" and who has over 20 years of experience in LGBT ministry. The six-week course includes a weekly chapter reading, reflections with classmates and participation in a weekly online discussion. Learners will need a copy of "Out of Exodus: A Journey of Open and Affirming Ministry," by Darryl W. Stephens, Michael I. Alleman, Andrea Brown, Ruth A. Daugherty and Mary Merriman. This course is eligible for 1.5 CEU.