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Dr. Stephen Bryant, Associate General Secretary, Upper Room
This four-part workshop series for those wanting to go deeper into discipleship will address the way of transforming discipleship in terms of Knowing Christ, Growing in Christ, Serving Christ and Sharing Christ.
Missy Buchanan, Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Advocate for Older Adults
Aging is easy! Everyone gets older with each breath. But aging faithfully with grace and purpose requires intentional focus and an ability to adapt to life transitions. Learn tips for finding joy and meaning while embracing the realities of aging.
R. Jack Hansen, Researcher and Author of Shaping a Life of Significance For Retirement
What personal and spiritual transitions need to be navigated as you enter or continue in retirement? Drawing on conversations with retired professionals around the country, Jack discusses the unique opportunities and very real challenges you will face as you retire.
Hess “Doc” Hall, Director of Older Adult Spiritual Formation Programs, Upper Room
How do our children, grandchildren and others hear us talking about our life stories, and especially our faith stories? Learn to speak from the heart to those you love about how you came to your beliefs and faith in Jesus Christ.
Dr. Fred Allen, Executive Director, Strengthening the Black Church in the 21st Century, Discipleship Ministries
Learn about SBC21 and its work developing Christian leaders, building new relationships, reaching those on the margins of society, connecting those seeking a deeper relationship with Christ and transforming the world. SBC21, although a minority population, has the unique experience of surviving despite the odds and excelling because of grace. We are grateful that Jesus is a liberator and savior of all people.
Angela Schaffner, Ph. D., Author, Licensed Counseling Psychologist
Looking at a familiar cast of Bible characters, come learn how to navigate emotional pain, look and listen for truth, experience healing in relationships and take active steps toward a meaningful future while making space for fun and enjoyment.
Rev. Dr. James Howell, Author, Theologian and UMC Pastor
Jesus didn't "become flesh" so we could feel different. He came to this world so we will be different. In this workshop, you will learn to be a “Doer of the Word,” examining what we do as Jesus’ body as well as how and why we do what we do or don’t do.
Dr. Richard Gentzler, Jr, Director of ENCORE Ministries in the UMC Tennessee Conference
Dr. Gentzler's latest book is titled An Age of Opportunity. The workshop will highlight key information from the book and will provide helpful guidance and valuable resource information for new and ongoing ministries by, with and for older adults.