Mission u 2019:
July 26-28, 2019 at SNHU
Explore what it means to live a life of radical discipleship today using the Gospel of Mark as the foundation. Examine the timeless issues of poverty, gender, justice, liberation, equality, and others using Mark as a guide. The stories of the women in Mark are a particular focus in this study and how, although often unnamed, they are prominent among Jesus’ followers and in Mark’s recounting of the gospel story.
This mission study focuses on interactive learning that allows children to use their senses. Each of the four lessons focuses on a different aspect of discipleship: following, friendship, sharing, and faith.
As youth unpack the Gospel of Mark through the four sessions, they’ll encounter the following guiding principles:
Jesus stands firm in his teaching and ministry, even in the face of opposition;
Jesus heals others physically and spiritually;
Jesus continues to love and teach his disciples, even as they repeatedly misunderstand and misinterpret him;
and Jesus’s ministry, death, and resurrection offers hope for us today—particularly those who are suffering, marginalized and forgotten.
This study is about women who established vibrant societies to support mission. First organized in the United States, those societies sent missionaries overseas and later engaged in mission at home. Each was a heroine who was willing to stand over and against what her culture—and sometimes even her church—expected of her. Learning about the early female leaders who created what would become today’s United Methodist Women can help us understand who they truly were beyond who we expected them to have been.